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Hi Guys, I'm posting this for a customer -

Recently while riding the side cover on my Norton 850 Commando fell off a was badly scratched and chipped. Brent had painted my tank and covers a couple years earlier so I called to see if could repair the cover. He said he'd try but once he had the cover in hand he decided to completely refinish paint and stripe the cover. He did so to perfection and would not take more then his original reasonable quote. Brent's a pleasure to work with and a superb painter/artist who insists on a beautiful finished product. Highly recommend Brent at The Vintage Vendor

Steve Donatto
Skokie, Ill
 
I’ve been lurking here a while and recently had Brent (The Vintage Vendor) repaint my tank and side covers.

When I bought the bike back in the late 80s the tank and side covers had been repainted in metallic red with a hand painted logo and stripes (not in a good way). I quickly changed it from a hi-rider to a fastback in BRG.
I recently decided to put it back to a hi-rider (minus the tall bars and banana seat!).
Brent cleaned it up and painted it to its original Tangerine. It looks fantastic! My riding buddy told me I should put it in a display case.

Thanks again Brent and sorry it took so long to post this.
 
I recently purchased a '72 Combat Roadster from an old friend of mine who has been restoring classic Nortons, Triumphs, and BSAs for many years. He uses Brent at The Vintage Vendor for his paintwork and referred me to him. The tank was polished aluminum and the side covers were black--very nice looking, but I wanted it all yellow, just like the one I bought new in 1972 and rode for 8 years. My problem was that the "Canary Yellow" color that I recalled was difficult to nail down. Pictures in brochures and ads from the time and in historical publications were all over the board, as were the many photos of restorations I looked at--some were too dark and orangish, and others were too bright and greenish. Brent had gone through this exercise with NYC Norton when they had a customer in the same boat and spent a great deal of time with him sorting it out. I thought the color they produced was spot on as soon as I looked at it in the gallery on Brent's website and on NYC Norton's website pictures of their recent builds (the McQ Commando), so that's what I went with and was not disappointed.

Brent is very professional and a pleasure to work with and has very reasonable pricing as well. I especially like the way he paints the lettering instead of using decals--I remember the decals not holding up very well on my original bike. I also was fanatic about the lettering on the side covers being parallel with the ground when the bike was off the center stand, instead of with the tops of the side covers, since they slope upward toward the front when installed (and both sides are different due to the way they mount, with very little adjustability). Before I sent them to him, I put a piece of masking tape at the bottom of the existing lettering on each side cover, when installed on the bike, at the angle that I wanted each to be (I used a leveling app on my iPhone to determine what the ground level was and then duplicated it with the tape). Brent was able to match this to accommodate me and they came out perfect!

I just can't recommend The Vintage Vendor enough and would use them again in a heartbeat. These photos really don't do the job justice--the lighting in my garage is too soft.

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I recently purchased a '72 Combat Roadster from an old friend of mine who has been restoring classic Nortons, Triumphs, and BSAs for many years. He uses Brent at The Vintage Vendor for his paintwork and referred me to him. The tank was polished aluminum and the side covers were black--very nice looking, but I wanted it all yellow, just like the one I bought new in 1972 and rode for 8 years. My problem was that the "Canary Yellow" color that I recalled was difficult to nail down. Pictures in brochures and ads from the time and in historical publications were all over the board, as were the many photos of restorations I looked at--some were too dark and orangish, and others were too bright and greenish. Brent had gone through this exercise with NYC Norton when they had a customer in the same boat and spent a great deal of time with him sorting it out. I thought the color they produced was spot on as soon as I looked at it in the gallery on Brent's website and on NYC Norton's website pictures of their recent builds (the McQ Commando), so that's what I went with and was not disappointed.

Brent is very professional and a pleasure to work with and has very reasonable pricing as well. I especially like the way he paints the lettering instead of using decals--I remember the decals not holding up very well on my original bike. I also was fanatic about the lettering on the side covers being parallel with the ground when the bike was off the center stand, instead of with the tops of the side covers, since they slope upward toward the front when installed (and both sides are different due to the way they mount, with very little adjustability). Before I sent them to him, I put a piece of making tape at the bottom of the existing lettering on each side cover, when installed on the bike, at the angle that I wanted each to be (I used a leveling app on my iPhone to determine what the ground level was and then duplicated it with the tape). Brent was able to match this to accommodate me and they came out perfect!

I just can't recommend The Vintage Vendor enough and would use them again in a heartbeat. These photos really don't do the job justice--the lighting in my garage is too soft.

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I recently purchased a '72 Combat Roadster from an old friend of mine who has been restoring classic Nortons, Triumphs, and BSAs for many years. He uses Brent at The Vintage Vendor for his paintwork and referred me to him. The tank was polished aluminum and the side covers were black--very nice looking, but I wanted it all yellow, just like the one I bought new in 1972 and rode for 8 years. My problem was that the "Canary Yellow" color that I recalled was difficult to nail down. Pictures in brochures and ads from the time and in historical publications were all over the board, as were the many photos of restorations I looked at--some were too dark and orangish, and others were too bright and greenish. Brent had gone through this exercise with NYC Norton when they had a customer in the same boat and spent a great deal of time with him sorting it out. I thought the color they produced was spot on as soon as I looked at it in the gallery on Brent's website and on NYC Norton's website pictures of their recent builds (the McQ Commando), so that's what I went with and was not disappointed.

Brent is very professional and a pleasure to work with and has very reasonable pricing as well. I especially like the way he paints the lettering instead of using decals--I remember the decals not holding up very well on my original bike. I also was fanatic about the lettering on the side covers being parallel with the ground when the bike was off the center stand, instead of with the tops of the side covers, since they slope upward toward the front when installed (and both sides are different due to the way they mount, with very little adjustability). Before I sent them to him, I put a piece of making tape at the bottom of the existing lettering on each side cover, when installed on the bike, at the angle that I wanted each to be (I used a leveling app on my iPhone to determine what the ground level was and then duplicated it with the tape). Brent was able to match this to accommodate me and they came out perfect!

I just can't recommend The Vintage Vendor enough and would use them again in a heartbeat. These photos really don't do the job justice--the lighting in my garage is too soft.

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Thank you. Looks great all back together. And a PROPER garage!!!!
 
Today I received my newly painted tins back from Brent Budgor, The Vintage Vendor. They look great and I am very happy with the work he has done. The paint looks very nice, as well as the gold lettering and pin stripes. He painted over my old rear fender’s stainless steel, my new steel front fender from cNw as well as the roadster tank and side covers. He removed the dents and imperfections from all the parts, both new and used, as well as de-rusting the tank interior, all at a reasonable price. Brent is a man of his word and I would not hesitate to use his services again,
 

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I just received the paintwork back from Brent for my P11A. This is the third set of tins he has done for me. Again he knocked it out of the park. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is very close to the original candy red shade. Pardon the mess in the photo as obviously I still have some work to do and the panels are just hanging there.

Previously Brent painted my '67 P11.
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And my '69 red metalflake Commando 'S'
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Brent is easy to work with, does quality work on a reasonable schedule and at a reasonable cost. I clean and strip the tanks and panels, do as much dent repair as I can, and prime with a DTM epoxy. Brent finishes the body work (I am far from professional) and provides a killer finish. I know where I am sending my fuel tank, oil tank and side cover for my next project, a '69 Ranger 750!

Thanks Brent!
 
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