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These were delivered this morning to one of our clients. When Sienna Ivory and Espresso just won't do we do Pistachio and Lavender. Two of the coolest bikes we have ever delivered, a true labor of love. Enjoy!

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Hold On!
Tell us more about the bikes, the painting, the people, etc.!
What an interesting sale.
And a job well done at dealer level.
If all Vespa dealers were like you I think more would still in the black.
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Oy - those are beautiful!!!
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Happy Easter! Pastel is not my cup of tea but it's nice seeing alternate colorways.....
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I would totally rock that lavender bike. Nice job David! Clap emoticon
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Love, love, love that lavender. That's the color I'd do if I were to have a custom color Vespa. Always been my favorite.
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Looks great, Dave! That must have been fun to pull together.
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Nice! Im thinking about having one of my scoots painted next year. I may have to ride down the coast to you guys!
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And they're MUCH prettier in person!
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If my partner ever sees that lavender LXV - I'm a dead man (or I might as well be ).
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Very well done. Clap emoticon
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I love the colors on those two scooters and the helmets. They are both gorgeous.
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It's always nice to go the extra mile for a customer wanting something unique. Reminds me of a decade ago taking apart some ET's at our dealership and having them custom painted pastel pink for a few discerning ladies. Fun times
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teacherquinn wrote:
And they're MUCH prettier in person!
^^^ this^^^^
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Al Davis wrote:
I would totally rock that lavender bike. Nice job David! Clap emoticon
I was totally serious with my comment.

I would rock that up and down the street. Again, great job David. The paint looks flawless in the pics.
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David,
What's a ball park figure for repainting a bike. $100, $1000, $3000? Thanks. Feel free to PM me if you are more comfortable with that.

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I shared these for your enjoyment however compliments are always nice.



Some basic information. We strip these bikes farther than we should however I will not allow overspray or anything less than OEM quality on these projects. The front fender is removed, reflectors ripped off, emblems replaced etc...

Even if a minor flaw existed that a client wouldn't know about I would, and I literally can't allow that. The lavender is a European nail polish color and the pistachio was pretty boiler plate, lighter and deeper pastel than the old ET models. The saddles were done in a light tan leather with a dab of red in the dye lot and stitched to perfection removing the odd stitch on the pillion part, I've never understood that stitch.

Regarding who the client was I'm not at liberty to divulge that however I can say she is a first name only needed global superstar and knew exactly what she wanted and we executed the plan to perfection per her camp and they were very grateful and appreciative of our services.

Hope that helps shed some insight. Regarding cost we charge $1300.00 for a color swap plus incidentals, the saddles were $1000 and the helmets cost quite a bit also.

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SDG wrote:
Regarding cost we charge $1300.00 for a color swap plus incidentals, the saddles were $1000 and the helmets cost quite a bit also.
They are beautiful, but (as I observed above) I'm a dead man if my partner ever sees that lavender scooter.

(so, be sure she doesn't!!!)
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Dooglas wrote:
SDG wrote:
Regarding cost we charge $1300.00 for a color swap plus incidentals, the saddles were $1000 and the helmets cost quite a bit also.
They are beautiful, but (as I observed above) I'm a dead man if my partner ever sees that lavender scooter.

(so, be sure she doesn't!!!)
Can I get her email?

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SDG wrote:
Can I get her email?
No .

(not unless the scooter would be a promo)
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Ooooo la la.... Those are yummy!!!!
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Really, really nice job!!!
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those are stunning color swaps, nice work, thanks for sharing
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They are really gorgeous. You should be proud!
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SDG wrote:
Some basic information. We strip these bikes farther than we should however I will not allow overspray or anything less than OEM quality on these projects. The front fender is removed, reflectors ripped off, emblems replaced etc...

With 2 VSO-custom painted BV-350's in our stable, I concur.

Better'n factory quality paint, and better'n factory attention to detail even for these ( slightly lesser celebrities ) owners here in Temecula.
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Absolutely beautiful!!!
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gogogordy wrote:
Better'n factory quality paint, and better'n factory attention to detail even for these ( slightly lesser celebrities ) owners here in Temecula.
Just slightly lesser. Cause everybody knows you're famous in certain circles....

And wow - beautiful job on those two machines!
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SDG wrote:
We strip these bikes farther than we should however I will not allow overspray or anything less than OEM quality on these projects. The front fender is removed, reflectors ripped off, emblems replaced etc... Regarding cost we charge $1300.00 for a color swap plus incidentals

Best,
SDG
That is unbelievably low for work of that quality. And in California, no less. Very nice.
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Thx for the pics and details on the bikes. They look fabulous.

Best
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