First of all, Major, congrats on becoming a full CVO member. I still have a ways to go. 2nd, you are right, the pic doesn't do the job justice. On my computer it just looks like another black helmet which isn't surprising if you know my 2000 windows 98. However, cost has been a little concern and your answer to the cost of the project may not have satisfied the asker in your article. It sounds like it may be cost prohibitive. May be a great job, I'm sure it is. But I would want to know if I was to expect a ballpark figure of $500 or if my job could be achieved for $250, etc. Thanks for the reply. Do you have any pics more recent than last June??
You're right, my relply probably did not satisfy the asker in the other thread but out of personal courtesy to Pam & Gene I stand by it. If this was something off of the shelf that was being sold at a discount, etc. or if they advertised a price I'd have no issue telling you what I paid. With this being a custom job that will be affected by the design, colors and choice of helmet you would send them I simply do not feel comfortable "pigeon-holing" them into an expectation. You might end up paying less than I paid or maybe more -- I just don't know.
Unfortunately, and believe it or not, those are the only pictures that I have taken of the helmet since they did the work. So... I'd recommend 2 things:
1 - Just shoot Pam & Gene an email telling them what you want (or think you want) and they'll be glad to give you a cost estimate. The email address is email@example.com
2 - Do a search on this forum for Paint By Gene or Gene Nielsen to see their work. Several members on here have used them for CVO paint match and I haven't seen one complaint so far. As a matter of fact, they have a set of hard bags, side covers and a tour pak of mine right now painting them to match my '08 SERK. They also have a website where you can see their work -- http://www.bigfatys.com/
-- look specifically at the Screamin Eagles section.
To each their own and I'm not getting anything out of this - I'm just a fan / customer.
It looks like the other painter referenced in this thread did a great job as well.
One final note -- they are in the Seattle Washington area -- I believe I saw a reference to that area somewhere in this thread but can't seem to find it at the moment.