It’s inevitable that your motorcycle’s body parts are going to suffer some wear and tear over the years. Rocks, debris, etc., can really do a number on the paint. Such was the case with Mat Virgil’s ’02 Softail. Its bodywork had seen better days, plus he just added a set of aftermarket saddlebags and lids he found at the swap along with a Deluxe rear fender he procured from Craigslist. So, it was high time to transform the ghetto cruiser into something more appropriate. You see, Mat likes to keep things simple, no flash, no BS, something that won’t draw too much attention. So a gloss black paintjob was all Mat desired.
Mat heard through the grapevine that Fineline Cycles in Baldwin Park, California, knew a thing or two about a thing or two (in this case, painting motorcycles) so he decided to give the shop a jingle to see if they were up for the task of repainting his bagged Softie. Owner Robert Cordero has been painting cars, bikes, basically anything with a surface, for more than 30 years. He and his crew at Fineline Cycles are adept to transforming pieces of shit into rolling works of art. From mild to wild, Kandy to flat, pinstripe and intricate graphics to subtle yet pretty masterpieces, Fineline Cycles covers the spectrum.
We headed over to Fineline Cycles’ Baldwin Park facilities to document the work being done to Mat’s Softail, and it was quite the learning experience. Most notably, how tedious and detailed one must be when prepping. For this project (gas tank, saddlebags, saddlebag lids, front fender, and rear fender) Robert quoted a starting price of $750, which is a pretty sweet deal considering the quick turnaround time and thoroughness of the job; however, pricing may vary depending on your application. HB
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