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Old 02-14-2009, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Building a bike for someone else

I was a partnership bodyshop owner for 15 years . We did a majority of collision work and some classic car and motorcycle restoration . The best you can do on the cheap parts you have to use is to let the customer know ahead of time what he is getting . and possibly write it down and have him sign it .You will be able to stop the finger pointing if your customer is informed and aware that crap happens to crappy parts ,and to be ready to have repairs or replacements done on a bike that gets used and abused . This can also lead to additional income for you if you can provide them with parts and labor for repairs . One example I had to use with our customers .
Question (What kind of guarantee do you give on the paint ? ) Answer (I will guarantee the actual product and the work it took to apply the paint but I can't guarantee the chipping , because I can't control the velocity of the stones that hit it .)
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