Nothing effects the appearance of your bike more than the paint job, therefore it is in your interest to do exactly what you
are doing right now; research.
cheap, dull, or poor quality paint job is a waist of money and will only make your bike look bad. Unfortunately, most custom
painters in the industry, use less expensive paint, clear coats and materials
that were originally intended for painting used cars and are designed for 6-8 mil application & thickness, where for a
good quality custom paint job, up to 15 mil thickness is needed to create a deep and lasting shine. Cheap materials that are
not made for custom painting, often crack (in heavy custom applications) within 6 month to a year and allow moisture to go
under the paint and cause lifting or pealing. Cheap paints also do not provide enough UV protection and often fade within
just 1-2 years!
Many painters use the famous, yet inferior thermo plastic Lacquer paint and clear coats, that
are easy to apply, cost much less than polyurethane based materials and are easily
polished to a high gloss, but Lacquer based materials never completely cure
and do not hold their gloss and need to be polished every often. As the name suggests; "Thermo Plastic", the paint
is just a form of liquid plastic that is some what dried by air (thermo). In simple terms, your Lacquer based custom paint job, is nothing but a layer of flexible plastic
that is wrapped around your parts! There is no chemical adhesion and as soon as there is a paint chip or small scratch, your
custom paint job begins to peal off little by little. We at Colormania use only modern Polyurethane
based materials that are made especially for custom painting at high mil thickness. We use "House of Color" and other materials that cure fast, keep their super gloss shine for many years, better
resist foreign objects and fuel and handle vibration and constant flexing of motorcycle parts and extreme heat. You can literally
fry eggs on our painted parts (for test purpose only) and we use the same materials to paint motorcycle cylinder jugs that
get extremely hot.
Reason # 1:
When it comes to custom painting, we use only the best materials available and some
not even available in the market. Even companies such as "House of Color" have developed products
specially and exclusively made for Colormania! From primers to clear top coats and in between, we use only the best
materials and they are usually the most expensive, gladly, Colormania clients do not expect anything less than the best.
Reason # 2:
clear coat all custom paint sets 4 times in a highly confidential process which was
developed by Colormania in 1997 and successfully used this technique to paint 1000s of Harley-Davidson motorcycles for the
factory and H-D dealers. Even after many years and hardly any polishing, Colormania paint jobs look wet and as if they were
painted yesterday! These extra layers of high solid clear coats also protect the art
work and provide more room to sand out possible future scratches.
Reason # 3:
A genuine Colormania
paint job with its extensive hall of fame, official custom painter of Harley-Davidson
Motor Company, official Indian Motorcycle company custom paint producer, will increase the
value of you bike. People will often ask; who painted your bike? Your answer can be; Colormania,
the official factory custom painter.
Reason # 4:
paint set comes with a certificate of authenticity and written 5 years craftsmanship warranty. Only a Colormania paint set protects your investment for 5 years against; pealing, lifting, cracking,
fading, bubbling & any other defect due to poor craftsmanship & materials (see our warranty page for exceptions).
Reason # 5:
A Colormania, we use only genuine H-D parts for our exchange program, we will not send you
after market tanks and fenders in exchange for you genuine parts.