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I have some scratches on both side fairings and handgrip guards. Dealer says that it is a waste of time trying to repaint them(Piedmont Red) and that replacement is the preferred way to go. Still waiting on estimate for both sides, both grip guards, brake and clutch levers and brake pedal? NEone have suggestions or where I might purchase these from other than the dealer? Thoughts on re-painting rather than replacing? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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Who's paying for this? You? Insurance? It sounds like your dealer doesn't have a good painter in his phonebook. Find a good quality auto refinisher and get a quote. Then make your decision. Your dealer stands to make a fair bit if you buy new panels, they're not cheap!
 

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paying myself, else would let insurance buy my new panels, MSRP for side fairings, painted is $608.00ea, hand guards, $120.00ea clutch lever,$88.00, brake lever,$67.00 and brake pedal, $110.00. Since I am new to area, have no idea about local paint/body shops. Had a nice chat with Motorcycle Repair & Rendezvous in Salt Lake, will do the repaint for ½ to 2/3 cost of new panels. NE1 familiar with them? Its about 420 miles from me, but, due to injury, I am unable to ride.
 

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You live in Las Vegas

By God Man!!! There has to be a couple decent body shops that should help you paint the panals. Contact Las Vegas Harley - they might have some better contacts since they do a lot of body and custom work. It is surprising, I thought Las Vegas BMW was a decent shop. I have only dealt with them a couple times (sales and accesories) while passing through. Their are a new shop is pretty cool... although since they are new to the area I'm not surpirsed they don't have a decent body shop contact.

You might want to look around and make some calls to local "bike painters" Auto body shops specialize in doing collision work. Any decent bike painter should be able to help you out, it doesn't have to be BMW! The good painter should be able to match the color code with no problems.

I hope this helps and good luck!

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paying myself, ..... Since I am new to area, have no idea about local paint/body shops. ........
Yikes! No way I would put on new for that kind of dosh.

I'd be off to the local car dealers -> BMW or Porsche and have them give you a bid for repaint with you carrying in the parts to be painted (likely they wouldnt want to mess with R&R).

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If you do end up replacing...get all the part numbers you need from http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/

and then price them out on Chicago - http://www.chicagobmwmotorcycle.com/

Right side panel (without emblem) in red is $486 from them.

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paying myself, else would let insurance buy my new panels, MSRP for side fairings, painted is $608.00ea, hand guards, $120.00ea clutch lever,$88.00, brake lever,$67.00 and brake pedal, $110.00. Since I am new to area, have no idea about local paint/body shops. Had a nice chat with Motorcycle Repair & Rendezvous in Salt Lake, will do the repaint for ½ to 2/3 cost of new panels. NE1 familiar with them? Its about 420 miles from me, but, due to injury, I am unable to ride.
 

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Yikes! No way I would put on new for that kind of dosh.

I'd be off to the local car dealers -> BMW or Porsche and have them give you a bid for repaint with you carrying in the parts to be painted (likely they wouldnt want to mess with R&R).

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I talked to my buddy in the Vegas area he mentioned you might want to try contacting the following guy: 702-227-4747, Cordell Wilder, he does artistic designs, but he might be able to point you in the correct direction. He does mostly custom jobs, but I hear he is really good!

Awk, stay away from auto dealers, I have heard a bad story about breaking and melting panals. I wouldn't trust an auto shop, find someone who specializes in bikes.

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I had all of my tupperware repaired and then repainted/then baked with Glasurit (bmw) paint at a auto body shop in Orlando - $800 -

Will (shop owner) said that it was then better than original . ie. brake fluid will not affect it

I got it painted black (the fastest color) and most people thought I'd bought a new bike !

This is really small potatoes stuff for a body shop - they're always painting plastic parts on cars - bumpers and more - sometimes even entire cars ! saturn/vette etc?
 
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