HORSE CYCLES PAINT SHOP
Horse Cycles Paint is a premium paint shop that offers the highest quality finishes in the industry. We specialize in custom paint for bicycle frame builders along with motorcycle tanks and helmets using the finest materials and equipment available.
Horse Cycles Paint is led by Ben Falcon (benfalcon.com), formerly of Seven Cycles and Cielo by Chris King.
All of the finish work we do is custom, from a single color to a week's worth of masking and detail work. As such, each job is completely different, and it can be difficult to formalize pricing. Below is a list of basic pricing for a single color finish of various items and options along with the additional costs of extra colors and art work.
BICYCLE FRAME SINGLE COLOR: 350
BICYCLE FORK SINGLE COLOR: 175
BICYCLE FRAME AND FORK SINGLE COLOR: 395
SPRAYING CUSTOM LOGOS/DECALS: 37 PER HR
DECAL APPLICATION: 37 PER HR
CHEMICAL FRAME STRIPPING:115
ADDITIONAL COLORS: 55
FADES: 37 PER HR
MASKING (PANELS/LUGS/STRIPING/STAINLESS) 37 PER HR
STEM: 75-175 (depending on if painted alone or with frame)
SEAT POST: 75-175 (depending on if painted alone or with frame)
MOTO (SAME ART WORK PRICES AS LISTED ABOVE)
MOTOR CYCLE HELMET SINGLE COLOR: 350
MOTORCYCLE TANK SINGLE COLOR: 500
PROCESS: Most of the materials we paint are steel, titanium, aluminum, plastic, or carbon fiber. After an initial inspection, we mechanically blast or manually sand each item to create enough "tooth" for the paint to adhere to. For metals this is done with a process known as sandblasting, which employs a special media to abrade the metal enough for paint while remaining gentle enough to avoid damaging the work surface. The materials are then cleaned to remove grease and oils. Next, two coats of premium two-part primer are applied. The frame is then inspected a second time, and small imperfections are sanded. We then clean the primed surface in preparation for the base coat. The base coat color is applied in two to three very light coats. One of the last steps is to apply the premium PPG high-solids clear coat. This is done with two to three coats. Finally, the item is left to dry for 24 -72 hrs to allow the paint to cure.
CONTACT: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and or to receive a quote.
NOTE: Due to the unreliability of digital images for color matching, color and finish may vary. If exact paint matches are needed, we require a valid PPG color code or a physical color sample. Thanks!