Call me cheap

21 replies to this topic
  • acarter920

Posted May 17, 2002 - 03:46 AM


Call me cheap, but i dont feel like spending $10 for a can of Yamaha Blue spray paint at my local dealer. Does anyone know what color the frames on these bikes are? Thanks in advance

  • yznvegas

Posted May 17, 2002 - 05:45 AM


Yes, I know what color it is, it is Yamaha Blue. What are you looking to do, save $5 bucks, come on.

Ok, you asked for it, you're CHEAP!!! :)

  • acarter920

Posted May 17, 2002 - 06:10 AM


Right on! I am cheap, hehe.

I plan on painting my whole frame, so i will probably need 3-4 cans of spray paint to do a really good job. I know someone has to make a rip-off of that color.. so why not save $20?

Yeah, i did ask for it... but 20 bucks saved is 20 bucks earned. :)

  • Hick

Posted May 17, 2002 - 06:23 AM


You can go to any decent automotive paint supply store and have the color matched, but I don't think that will save you any money.

  • Alain

Posted May 17, 2002 - 06:38 AM


don`t forget that if you want to have a decent job that will last you`ll need to apply a clear coat as well.... another few cans there...

  • armourbl

Posted May 17, 2002 - 08:28 AM


If you don't do it right it just won't last. Get it powder coated. Should only cost you about $150 and it will last much longer...


  • Scott_F

Posted May 17, 2002 - 08:37 AM


Or, it could cost $1500, right Thumpsalad? :)

  • yznvegas

Posted May 17, 2002 - 08:50 AM


He doesnt even want to pay $10 bux for a can of paint, I don't think that guy will guy get his powder coated.

  • acarter920

Posted May 17, 2002 - 09:55 PM


Nah, i dont want to get it powdercoated. I just want to redo the frame to sell it. Im actually not THAT cheap... I was just wondering if there were any cheaper alternatives. If i was cheap, i wouldnt have bought a $6k bike. :D

Not to mention the nearest dealer that sells the paint is about an hour away. Guess ill just have to take the trip though.

BTW, it wouldnt be just $10... im talking $40 for 4 cans of "Yamaha Blue", or $16 for a rip-off color that doesnt require a 2 hour drive. I was just curious... :)

  • yznvegas

Posted May 17, 2002 - 09:57 PM


LOL, it's all good, my only point would be yes you bought the $6k bike so now don't put junky paint on it. :)

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  • Fireballsocal

Posted May 17, 2002 - 10:13 AM


To get the exact color requires the white primer, the metalic blue color coat, and a clear coat. I had to paint a welded bracket on my bike and found out the exact color required all three cans. Good luck with trying to find a cheap substitute.

  • acarter920

Posted May 17, 2002 - 10:30 AM


D'oh! This is getting more and more complicated. yznvegas and fireballsocal make a good point... guess ill just have to do it the right way. Thanks for the help :)

  • Victor_Delgadillo

Posted May 18, 2002 - 06:58 AM


Do not paint it.... just buy a frame guard and forget about paint it....

NO MORE PAINT...!!! :)

  • acarter920

Posted May 18, 2002 - 04:38 PM


Yeah, that makes more sense. What kind of guard is it again that covers the whole side tube? Website?

  • John_Lorenz

Posted May 20, 2002 - 12:05 PM


You are really cheap

  • Victor_Delgadillo

Posted May 20, 2002 - 12:40 PM


I think that you need, well you really need some thing like these... you wont spend a penny with that cover.

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  • acarter920

Posted May 20, 2002 - 03:51 PM


sheesh, i guess i asked for it. when i go and spend the money on "Yamaha Blue" paint, then will you re-imburse me the $40 i could have saved Ego?
Cant a guy want to save an hour drive and 40 big ones? I give up... :)

  • SealClubber

Posted May 20, 2002 - 06:35 PM


Thats too funny! My buddy is selling an old Honda Scooter and is trying to fix it up. I'm gonna tell him to buy one of those to make it look better. :)

  • joesyz426

Posted May 21, 2002 - 07:19 AM


Why cant you order the paint from an online store and have the stuff shipped to your house? Then we can all stop yelling at you for being cheap!!!

  • acarter920

Posted May 21, 2002 - 09:13 PM


cuz i already went and got the Yamaha Blue paint... y'all happy now! I expect my $40 to be in the mail Ego


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