Will you keep me updated with my job progress?
Yes! I keep you updated from start to finish via email w/ photos
- you will see your tins from the primer stage all the way to the
final buff/polish stage with everything in between. I stay in close
contact with you throughout the entire job and you will virtually
see it transpire before your eyes.
How long will my job take to be finished?
The time it takes to complete your job will vary depending on time
of the year, type of bike, how many parts to be painted, and the
overall paint scheme. You can check my NEWS page for current
lead time, or if you are really under a deadline email me and I will
do my very best to accomodate your needs. Unlike other painters
that won't even attempt to give a guaranteed delivery date, I
will...AND do my best to stick to it!
How much do you require down to start a job?
A deposit of $500 is all that is needed to secure a slot for you.
On larger jobs (ie baggers, full dressers, etc) I prefer $1000 or
so. 50% down and balance upon completion also works very
well. I am flexible and do what I can to accomodate YOU the
How do you ship my items back to me?
Almost always your items will be individually packaged and fully
insured using UPS Ground Service - tracking info provided. If
Int'l then most likely it will be through the USPS and will ship
Global Priority Mail (6-10 business day delivery)
Why should I choose Kustom Flames?
There are several reasons: 1. My work is top-notch 2. My
prices are extremely reasonable 3. My service is fast and
friendly. 4. My communication is second to none! 5. My
paint jobs take trophies at bike shows 6. I treat every job
as if it were going on my own bike. You will not be
disappointed - I guarantee it!!! But, don't take my word for it,
read some of what people are saying about me HERE
How do you offer such quality paint jobs at such low
Simple. I have a modest shop with low overhead - I control all
aspects of the job by doing all the work myself and I charge a
fair rate for my labour. I try and offer high-end paint jobs at
prices the every day Joe can afford...
MY MOTTO IS: WHAT GOOD IS CUSTOM PAINT IF YOU
CAN'T AFFORD IT?!
Do you offer any type of warranty?
YOU BET! There is a FULL TWO YEAR warranty on painted
parts that guarantees against paint issues such as cracking,
fading, bubbling or peeling. It does not apply to any damages
that may occur while riding or during installation. It also does
not apply to aftermarket tanks - please refer to my disclaimer
How do you get your designs to be so symmetrical?
Thanks for noticing! While other painters trace their designs
from one side to the other, than save the designs and keep
using over and over...I eyeball my designs. I completely
freehand all my flame layouts, and to ensure they are
symmetrical I even take measurements! I only do
I am ready to send you my tins, do you have any advice for
Excellent question - yes I do! Here are some pointers:
1. Pack items in separate boxes (see shipping tips link below)
2. Wrap each item well - use foam wrap and bubble wrap, and
be sure to fill the boxes with peanuts and plenty of packing
materials (delivery services will not handle your precious tins
the same way you would...)
3. Take out Insurance
4. Please take off any pieces that will not be painted - chrome
trim, fender tips, fuel lines, gas caps, etc...IF YOU CANNOT
TAKE OFF ITEMS LIKE FUEL GAUGES, ETC, I WILL DO SO.
5. Please send me CLEAN goods! You wouldn't go to the
dentist w/o brushing your teeth or the doctor without taking a
shower (HOPEFULLY..) so please don't send me your fenders
with mud,oil, or roadkill stuck to the bottom! PLEASE DRAIN
ALL GAS FROM YOUR TANKS, TOO!
6. A GOOD RULE OF THUMB - IF YOU DON'T WANT IT
PAINTED, DON'T SEND IT! :)
PLEASE CLICK ON MY SHIPPING TIPS PAGE
What brand of paints do you use?
MATRIX and House of Kolor. Basically, I use the right paint for
the job! I spare NO EXPENSE when it comes to materials.