Q – What all do you custom paint?
A – We specialize in Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, Helmets & Guitars but can pretty much paint just about anything. If it has a hard surface & paint will stick to it, then most likely we can paint it. We also do signs, fine art on cavas. Our Paint & Bodyshop can pretty much paint anything from Industrial applications to Show Quaility Custom Paint applications on bikes & autos. Our Art Department can execute anything from Airbrushed Art on your motorcycle to Traditional Illustration services, Logo design & Commissioned Fine Art.
Q – How much does custom paint cost for a bike?
A – There are many factors that go into a quote, every situation is different. All quotes are given individually. Prices can run anywhere between $250 – to $2500.00 to add Accents or add Custom Airbrushed Art work to your existing paint. Pricing can run between $600.00 to $10,000.00 for Ground up Custom Paint work. Prices are determined by type & quality of paint & materials used, hours of labor involved in the Paint & Body process, Amount of time involved in Art Design & Execution of any Airbrushing work. The type of motorcycle & how many pieces the motorcycle has that will be painted. The amount of work it will take to get the motorcycle sheet metal or plastics ready for the painting process. The more intricate & detailed the design, the more labor time involved.
Q – What about a pre-painted custom tank sets or other pre-painted parts?
A - Over the years we started to do less & less pre-painted custom tank sets & parts. Reason being, we wanted to focus more on individual jobs to our clients specifics. Alot of times with pre-painted motorcycle sets, we will have the perfect art work or custom paint for the interested client but its on the wrong year or model or vise versa. This proved to be an issue on concern because we like to keep our designs one off, we don’t really care too much to continualy duplicated designs. Then it becomes not really a one of a kind. Although, we will on very slim occasiions do a pre-painted set or part if we have an idea we have been wanting to do.
Q – Is there a core charge or core set required on a pre-painted motorcycle sheet metal set?
A – If we do have a pre-painted Motorcycle Sheet metal set up for sale. Individual information will be included in the description for that item, including whether or not a core set or core charge is required.
Q – Does my core set need to be in good shape?
A – Yes, the core set must be in good shape with no dents. But chips and scratches are acceptable. If your core set does have dings or dents you may be entitled to a partially core reimbursement. But please contact us on your individual situation before purchasing.
Q – Who is responsible for the shipping on my core set or on my motorcycle tins that I am wanting to have painted?
A – You are responsible for the shipping of your core set or motorcycle tins that you want painted. It normally can run between $20 to $45 for shipping of a motorcyle tank. It can run between $50 to $100 to ship a complete set of motorcycle tins depending on carrier, number of packages & insurance options. Bikes with more parts such as side covers, saddle bags, fairings, tour packs, can run anywhere from $150 to $250 to ship. Your sheet metal should be packed very well & securely to insure no damage is done during shipping, this can lead to addition repair cost.
Q – How much will it cost for custom paint on my car, truck or van?
A – Again, there are many factors that go into a quote, and every situation is different. Also, it depends whether we are just adding graphics & airbrushing to your existing paint or Just painting a portion of your vehicle or Completely painting the whole vehicle. We can just sand a portion of your vehicle without harming the existing paint & add custom work to it. This can run anywhere from $500 to $5000 depending on portion painted & time involve in Graphics or Airbrushing. Complete custom paint can also run into the door jambs. On average complete custom paint will run $2500.00 to $10,000.00
Q – I can’t afford a complete paint job on my Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Guitar, etc. but I want some custom paint. Is there an alternative?
A – Yes, How about a hood mural, tailgate mural or a partial custom paint? In addition if you auto has good existing paint, we can actually use it & apply some custom paint using it as the base.
A – Also, remember our payment plan is 50/50, 1/3rd or 100%. Meaning 50% down on the start & 50% on completion or 1/3rd down, 1/3rd during & 1/3rd on completion or 100% on the start. Choose which ever is more convenient for you. So, if you don’t have all the money, this will buy you alittle more time.
Q – How much is a hood mural or tailgate mural?
A – Normally it runs between $400 to $3,000
Q – What about helmets?
A – Yeah, we do them too! On average they run $200 to $1,000 depending on the condition and style of the helmet, and the complexity of the design.
Q – Can I buy new body panels for my auto through you? What about New sheetmetal for my motorcycle?
A – Yes, we sell Quality Replacement body panels, lights and radiators for automobiles. Yes, we can get New Oem Harley Davidson Motorcycle tins as well as custom aftermarket sheet metal.
Q – How do I get a design for the graphic or mural for my custom paint?
A – We like our clients to have as much of a hand in their New Custom Paint job as possible. We like to here your thoughts, ideas & as much input as possible. You can send us images, sketches, magazine clippings, photos of things you like that you find on the web, etc. If you send us your idea we can work that design or use our artist talent to change it up to make it your own one of a kind design. Our Artists can also design a one of a kind design or art specifically for you from scratch. Although, we do have to charge for our time because it can involve quite a bit of time depending on the idea & detail desired. So the more input you can offer the less it will cost.
Q – How about down time? How long will it take?
A – Every situation is different, and it also depends on our work load. Our pre-painted sets are great. They are ready to ship, and you can ride your bike to the day that you receive your new custom painted set. A quick swap and your riding again. Same on the pre-painted hood murals a quick swap and barely any down time.
Down time for custom paint & airbrushing on your motorcycle sheet metal set is usually between 2 to 8 weeks depending on our work load.
Down time on complete custom paint on your automobile is between 2 to 10 weeks depending on our work load.
Down time on a hood or tailgate mural is 1 to 5 weeks depending on our work load.
Q – Can I stop by the shop and check out a set before purchasing?
A – Yes, we definitely encourage this. And its a great way to save on shipping expenses!
Current Hours of Operation:
Currently due to scheduling, doing work for other shops & at various locations. We are running by appointment only.
If you plan on stopping by locally to inquire about custom paint. We encourage that you schedule an appointment to ensure someone will be on hand to devote our attention to you & your project. You can do so by calling us at 217 – 440 – 6014
Q – Do you offer Removal & Reassembly of Motorcycle sheet metal on my bike?
A – Yes, we work with local authorized Motorcycle shop for this. You can bring the bike to us or take it directly to their shop & they will remove the tins & get them to us for painting. Another plus to this is, We work very closely with the shops & have done business with them for years & highly trust their quality of work. So if something were to happen to your sheet metal during the assembly process, like if the were to scratch the set, we deal with them. If you put the sheet metal on yourself or if your shop does it, we are Not responsible once the sheet metal leaves our facility.
Q – How much does it cost to ship my guitar?
A – It can depend on what carrier is used, whether your just sending us your guitar body or the complete guitar, how its packaged & if your sending it in a boxed case. Usually, it can run $25 to $40 for just the body & $40 to $80 for a complete sent in a guitar case.
Q – Should I stop by the shop for a quote, if I am local?
A – Yes, we also encourage this! We like to work face to face with our customers. And we can give a much more accurate estimate, by actually seeing the vehicle in person. Please remember to call to set up an appointment.
Q – How much does it cost for a quote?
A – Quotes are free, we do not charge for them.
Q – What about bodywork?
A – Yes, we offer in-house bodywork for your car, truck , motorcycle, helmet, guitar & more. We can pretty much take care of any damage or flaws. We also do bodywork on custom chopper builds.
Q – What paint do you use?
A – We have experience in all lines of paint products and can use any product that you have a preference for. But we prefer DuPont Chroma base, Hot Hues, Alsa, Old skool flake, One shot & House of Kolor products. All Eye Kandi jobs recieve Premium Quality Materials, Not economy grade materials. All Automotive, motorcycle & helmet applications will recieve Automotive Urethane products.
On Guitars we use both Automotive Urethane or Nitrocellulose Lacquer depending on customer preference &/or the application we doing. Meaning we can use Nitrocelluslose Lacquer on your guitar for certain finishes but if we are doing airbrushed art work, we will use Automotive Urethane just as most shops would for that application.
Q – Can I see your work before I have something done?
A – Certainly, Stop by our showroom and see our work, designs and the different products we have to offer. Also, we set-up a booth at alot of different bike and car shows in our local area, so keep your eyes peeled and stop by and check us out!
Q – How do I pay?
A – Currently, You can pay by Money Order, Cashiers Check, PayPal, Credit Cards & Cold Hard Cash. Personal checks may be accepted but required clearence from bank, and we reserve the right to reject any payment made by check as we see fit.
Q – Do you ship outside the U.S.?
A – Currently, We ship within U.S. & Canada. All other areas, clients are responsible for all customs & other additional charges.
Q – What about C.O.D s ?
A – Heck No, Are you NUTZ!
Q – How long is my quote good for?
A – Usually our quotes are good for 30 days from the date it was given, but are subject to change without notice. If 30 days has past, you will need to get a quote adjustment before preceding with you custom paint work.
Q – Will you ship a custom pre-painted hood or tailgate?
A – No, these are sold as local pick-up only, Due to the fact that they can’t really be shipped without getting damaged.
Q – How do I support Eye Kandi?
A – Tell all your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to check us out.
Q – I have someone else who will do it cheaper!
A – Cheaper is not always better! Remember you get what you pay for. Our prices are fairly low in our market. Yes, I am sure there is someone out there that can do it cheaper. But you may be getting cheaper inferior paint products, lower quality work. And it may look good today and tomorrow , but what about a year from now! Eye Kandi is a premium custom paint, airbrush, art & design service. If your on a budget, You may want to consider our Low Buck Paint service @ www.lowbuckpaint.com . We brought you this service for the demand that we have seen for more affordable paint work, for the Budget Minded professional. Eye Kandi paint work is some of the best in the world, we put alot of time & fine detail in it, so we have to charge for it. Over the years, we have turned away alot of work through Eye Kandi because to be one of the best, we have put alot of time in to the jobs. So Now we have the Low Buck Paint service, same great guys, just a little less detail & more comparable to what most other custom shops out there offer.
Q – Is your work show quality?
A – Yes, that’s what we do! Eye Kandi is a Premium Show Quality Custom Shop. We put alot of time into our work, and try to out do ourselves every time. We strive for perfection, Most of the time we will do alot more than we charge you for, if we think that something could be more detailed. Our reputation is built on our Quality not Quantity.
Q – Do you do insurance work?
A – Yes, we do! We can deal with your insurance company, get them a written estimate & get you take care of.
Our Low Buck Paiint service is a full service custom bodyshop to take care of all your collision repair, refinishing & custom paint needs, Wrecked your automoblie? No problem, we can get you a written estimate for your insurance. Deal with them throughout your repair & bring your auto back to its pre-accident condition, maybe even add some flare to your ride!
Q – My insurance company, told me where to have my auto repaired!
A – Fact is, its your auto, its your insurance, You pay for it, There for your insurance company works for you! They can not legal tell you where to have your auto repaired, you can have it repaired anywhere you want, even if it cost more than their prefered shop. They can only steer you towards their prefered shop. They have there way of making you feel like you have to take it to their prefered shop by using keywords & how they present their statements.
Q – Who do I pay or make the money order or cashiers check to?
A – Make out & send all payments to :
P.O. Box 84
Quincy, IL 62306
Q – I have a shop painting my car, truck, motorcycle, etc. Can you work with my desired shop & add your artistic talent to their work?
A – Yes, We certainly can although usually prefer to do as much work ourselves to ensure quality control.
Q – I own a bodyshop & would like to offer your artistic expertise to my customers. I can do some custom painting but want to offer more? Do you freelance? or Work for other shops?
A – Yes, we also work with other shops so they can offer Excellent Quality Custom Paint & Airbrushing to their clients. Most shops we deal with will get a quote from us on a particular job so they know what to quote their customers. Most shops will have the vehicle in open base or prepped & waiting for us. We will come in & execute the desired art work & they will continue & finish the job once our job is done.
Q – What are the advantages to sub-contracting Eye Kandi to come in & help you execute art work at your shop? Business to Business services.
A – Custom Paint, Airbrushing, Art work is what we specialize in & we are good at it. Just as you are good at what you specialize in. We have seen alot of instances where a shop does a custom job for their client & the work isn’t as good as it could have been or they have problem or reprecussions from delamination, poor adhesion, etc. We are good at what we do, we know our business. The less problems you have with the job the better off you are. The more problems you have the more losses you take. Plus, Excellent quality work & super fine detailed work will just make you look better & your customers will brag about the job they got from you, bringing you in more business.
Call us if you have any Questions.
As an effort to better serve our local clientele, beginning in 2015 we will be moving our shop from 2084 HWY 24, Camp Point, IL 62320 closer to heart of our downtown business district of Quincy, IL. This has been in the works for quite some time, This will allow us to work more efficiently as being closer to the businesses & supplies that we need & work with. This will also give us a better opportunity to work with a lot more of the local businesses & local talent here in the tri-state area. Quincy & the surrounding tri-state area has a lot to offer as we also have a lot to offer back to our local community.New Location
Eye Kandi 812 South 16th Street Quincy, Il 62301Billing Address
Eye Kandi P.O. Box 84 Quincy, IL 62306
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