Does anyone have a paint code/kind/brand/ that is a pretty good match that is only 1 color? I am a single dad with a 6 year old so cost is VERY much a concern! The guy doing the painting is a friend, and is doing it probably for about his costs, but said it would get much more expensive with 2 colors.
Ha - great minds think alike. Maybe...
I had the same thought, and asked a paint guy about a metallic red as a one coat solution to this.
(not for a bike though, something cheaper in the antiques business.)
He wasn't keen on this, but mixed me up something.
As soon as the fine silver flake went into the mix, it went sort of a shade of pink !
(you can see some of the darker red around the rim, before the flake went in)
I can use it as the basecoat...
I've also tried the 2 rattle cans of this stuff, silver flake base and transparent red topcoat, and it looks quite good as a candy red.
But make sure it is petrol-proof, no good it washing off at the first fuel overspill !!