Fine Art Custom Paint Jobs Are Back?

1paintjob3paintjobBecause of the retro trend in custom building and of tighter customization budgets during this last decade, custom paint jobs were often quite simple, with little if any fine art airbrushing jobs. Of course with the exception of the murals adorning most big wheel baggers. But nothing comparable to the “paint excess” of the 90’s.

Personality statements were made more often through the bike itself than through shiny graphics. But during the last couple of years I can see the beginning of a reverse trend towards very fancy paint jobs. So, I publish this one that just landed in my mailbox. It was done in-house on a Sportster Forty Eight by a custom builder who is also a great painter at Eimor Customs, a very well known custom shop in India.

7 Responses to “Fine Art Custom Paint Jobs Are Back?”

  1. 1 Woody's Nov 23rd, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Nice. Great paint used to be the signature part of any build, I miss that.

  2. 2 bigalyts Nov 23rd, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Custom Painters are a very, very intregal part of a custom Build. The biggest Issue i see is that it is such a personal theme that can become thousands and thousands of dollars. unfortunately it is either a tough way to get a buyer to pay for it as a used motorcycle. There are always the Guy who buys the Bike and loves the paint.

  3. 3 Tom Ryan Nov 23rd, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    One of the best detailed painter’s out there is Fito from Montreal, Quebec.This guy does the most unbelievable work.

  4. 4 Dale Nov 24th, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Great tins!

  5. 5 Roger Mont Nov 24th, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Total diferent kind of canvas for master-pieces. collectors items in the year 2050 or further

  6. 6 Jay Horton's Private Shop Nov 28th, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Thank God! Sick and tired of flat black thinking and the resulting low affect. Right on Woody! Later Jay

  7. 7 hacksaws garage Nov 29th, 2016 at 11:16 am

    well…… i cant agree. if one builds a bike to ride, which is what one should be doing, or collecting art, which is fine but not my thing, paint like this is over kill.

    i am not a big fan of flat black either. but a paint set should ad to the feel of motion. the one shown in this article is best for hanging on a wall.

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