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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by jbbudgor, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. krobi


    Dec 31, 2010
    All I can say is the whole experience with dealing with Brent is how it should be.The work he did was beautiful and I can't wait until this bike is complete and I can show it off. Brent will be my first choice in the future. I have commissioned a few paint jobs over the years but none went as smooth or as quick as dealing with Brent. Not to mention he could not of put my ideas to paint any better. Thanks Brent more work is coming!
  2. Norton_Guy


    Dec 14, 2011
    Just wanted to add our .02 worth: we've had Brent do work for us and couldn't be happier.

    Work was done in a timely fashion and it was a very professional experience over all.

    Getting harder and harder to find quality paintwork so throw him some business and you won't be disappointed.


    Commando Specialties
  3. Saber13

    Saber13 VIP MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2010
    My bike came from Classic Bike Experience, quality paint. Except where I have abused the heck out of it! :oops:
  4. Surfdog


    Mar 1, 2010
    Hey Guys,
    Three years ago I had Brent at the Vintage Vendor paint my Commando Tank and Side Panels.
    The parts came out so awesome I decided to give him the tins for my 1966 BSA.
    After receiving the parts and reassembling the bike, all I can say is WOW and thanks again to the Vintage Vendor.
    The guy is very accomplished at what he does.
    He documented every phase and details of the restoration and painting of the parts.
    He even treated the inside of the tank for minor rust issues.
    His communication skills are second to none.
    And he has a sense of humor too! (the Llama died from exhaustion after delivering the parts from Hawaii).
    If your going to get a new paint job on your baby this guy has the experience and skills to pull it off for you.
    Aloha and Mahalo Brent!
  5. whreid


    Jun 9, 2013
    Just had Brent paint my '74 Norton tank and side panels...... Excellent work, very helpful and easy to work with and prices are very reasonable, given the high quality of the work.......I wouldn't think of sending my work anywhere else!
  6. 850cmndo


    Dec 9, 2009
    Where did you mirror on the commando come from?


    Dec 27, 2013
    BTW gentlemen, Brent of the Vintage Vendor is now working out of Burlington VT. I drove the two hours from Montreal, Quebec to Brent's with the Mrs this afternoon to drop off my Interstate tank and side covers. Super nice fellow! Showed me a couple of Roadster tanks he had completed waiting to cure before packaging them up for California, awesome work! Can't wait to get mine back :D


    Dec 27, 2013
    Met up with Brent today at his new shop in Burlington VT to pick up my tins. kind of reminds me of Restoration Garage with a variety of vintage restored Coca Cola coolers, gas pumps, etc. Here are a couple of pics from today.

    Me and Brent at his shop ( Brent on the left) You can see my nice restored Interstate tank in the back ground :D


    Some of Brent's other work.


    My tins home at last...

  9. SquareHead


    Sep 27, 2012
  10. debby


    Apr 15, 2004
    Brent did a set of bodywork for my 750 a couple of years ago. I finally got the bike back together again after being down a long time for an engine rebuild. It looks fantastic!

  11. jbbudgor


    Jun 21, 2009
    Wow Debby. What a beauty. I'm proud to be a part of that project, glad you're on the road again.
  12. olChris


    Oct 6, 2013
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    "Me and Brent at his shop ( Brent on the left) You can see my nice restored Interstate tank in the back ground" :D

    Brent on the left, or the guy with the paint on his clothes. Wouldnt have been hard to pick... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  13. vuuduu21


    Oct 19, 2012
    Hey all; just wanted to post some pics of my MKIII that got a little "rolling resto" this winter. when i picked her up last summer she was painted "rattle can" black with vinyl stickers. over the winter i took her apart for clean-up and freshening, and upgraded the layshaft bearing. i sent the tins to Brent at Vintage Vendor and finally got her back together. The paint looks awsome and having the factory style pinstripes really make it pop! great job Brent!
  14. lazyeye6


    Feb 28, 2014
    A year ago I had Brent paint the tank for my '69 Norton Mercury. He bent over backwards making sure it was the correct color and hue of the original silver.
    I was thrilled when I got it back. Very high quality work at a VERY reasonable price. I was so impressed that I sent him the tank and side covers from
    my newly acquired '75 Commando Roadster with 1500 original miles (!!!) that had been in storage for over 30 years. The original tank paint had deteriorated
    with scads of pinhole flaws. Brent specified exactly how he would be doing the work, step by step, starting with stripping the old paint off. I couldn't be more
    happy with the quality of his workmanship. This bike really stands out as show quality. No "stick-on" graphics here. Logo and pin striping painted on
    with stencil and clear coated afterwards. And the price, while not cheap, was significantly less than what others are charging.

    Norm Dickenson
  15. collarobo


    May 13, 2014
    Just got my Norton 850 Interstate tank back from Brent and after having one painter damage one tank and another painter doing a poor job Brent did a excellent job and I am more then satisfied and quality is job 1 with Brent, he is easy to work with and does a five star paint job, couldn't be happier and wish I would had went to him first he knows what he is doing with vintage tanks. Looking forward to having more bike tins and tanks painted from him in the future,, thanks Brent, Rob Pesek
  16. porterg


    Jun 1, 2005
    I recently had my Commando tank and side covers painted by Brent at Vintage Vendors, his work is impeccable. He has a no hassle system and my tank arrived back to the day he scheduled. If I have anymore work to do it will surely go to Vintage Vendor.
  17. ajs350


    Jun 26, 2014
    I just received my Emgo tank back from Brent painted in Black with Gold pin stripes. What a pleasure it was to deal with Brent and what a fantastic job he did. I could not be happier. Ross
  18. thfrancis


    Jul 19, 2013
    I recently had a 1973 Norton Commando 850 restored by the Classic Bike Shop in Essex, VT. The painter they recommended was Brent at Vintage Vender. The paint work turned out fantastic. It is a real head turner.

    Below is a "before" image of the bike and some "after" images.




  19. gortnipper

    gortnipper VIP MEMBER

    Nov 11, 2013
    Nice! What silencers are those?
  20. thfrancis


    Jul 19, 2013
    They are Emgo silencers.


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