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Just recieved two sets of tanks that I sent out for Paint from Brent Budgor in Vermont.
He does business as The Vintage Vendor and on ebay as vintage-vendor.
Wow the stuff looks great. Side covers look great. Interstate tank looks fantastic.
I saw his ads on ebay and looked. Then saw Jerry Doe's site and endorsement called and worked out a price with Brent.
For any one in North East or East or any where for that matter, Brent should be checked when deciding on paint. For the North East guys plan at trip to Vermont, and go drop you stuff off, you meet Brent and develop a trust thing, (cool Ford Galaxie) you see his work and know that your stuff will come out great. You can then speak to him and mark out any custom stuff that you want, as I did. He will send you progress photos as things go on. When he sent the finished photos I felt like a kid at Christmas.
I had Brent put a little Norton "N" on the front sportster style fender between the strips on the sides. I was very afraid that the N would be to large, it looks great, perfect size.
I had Brent do a somewhat CNW style on one set and stock style on the other. I had him use double stripes throughout for 850 as opposed to single for 750.
In my black w/ gold pinstripes he does the stuff up in full gold, applies stripes and decals, paints them black and removes stripes and decals.
Then clear coats.
You end up with a beautiful job that when you run your hands over is smooth with no bumps from decals.
If you want dead on stock with raised decals, he can do that for you also, but why would you? (here comes the hate mail)
I Caswell epoxy coated the tanks first before I sent them. Up to you and Brent.
Nice guy, fair deal! PPG paints
Photos of finished bike soon, I hope to God! Pretty much a CNW job on a budget.
Jim Dalton FDNY