Frank Hazen (c) 1990-2011
Frank Hazen Studios 2268 Polo Park Dr. Dayton OH 45439
Q- How much does it cost to get a bike painted?
A- We offer a beautiful custom paint job at an affordable price. We feel like our custom artwork compares with others that charge 2-3 times more. Paint prices depend on type of paint, complexity of artwork and prep. For the most part, we can do a nice job for $800 - $1200 for paint, airbrush and clear coat for bikes with nice airbrushing but not theme type schemes. Theme type paint schemes on Sport Bikes for $2,000 - $2,500. Harleys, Customs and any bike with a tank and 2 fenders for $1300 - $1500 range depending on design complexity, prep and type of paint.
Q- How long does it take to paint a motorcycle?
A- On average it takes about 7- 14 days from start to finish. We will not keep your parts for months.
Q- What kind of paint do you use?
A- We use House of Kolor and Dupont urethanes.
Q- Is there anything I can do to make the job quicker?
A- Yes, we suggest gathering as many photos or sketches of the design or theme you'd like painted and get them to us, this can include magazine clippings, web photos etc.....the more time we have to spend gathering artwork or reference material for your project- the greater time it will take to complete. Having a folder with all your "ideas" in it really speeds up the project.
Q- Is there anything I can do to make the job cheaper?
A- Yes, you can do the base coat and final clear coat yourself or have it done by a painter you choose.
Q- I have some ideas- can you sketch something up for my approval?
A- Because of the high volume of "requests" we receive, we simply cannot sketch every contact we receive. For customers who are serious and dedicated to getting their projects done, we can create a rough sketch for approval- this requires an investment of time on our part and we require a $100 fee- which we'll apply to your credit should you decide to get the project done. We can normally get these sketches done within 2- 3 days. These are rough sketches and will not have the detail of the finished airbrush artwork.
Q- OK, I've decided to get my bike painted- what do I do now?
A- What we suggest is to have a budget for the paintwork and be prepared with 50% deposit. Contact Frank at 937-405-6981 For non local projects: be prepared to carefully pack your paintable pieces and be ready to ship them. Use plenty of bubble-wrap as we'll ship your pieces back to you in the same boxes we received them in.
Be patient and allow the painter/artist time to create his best work, time often yields great results. We'll ship your parts back upon final payment.
Thanks for considering us for your next custom paint job.