I was going to have my bike painted at a friends garage as a favor. They said if I stripped it myself and picked up the paint, it would be next to nothing. So I went to a local automotive bodyshop paint supplier and asked for a stripper that wold work on plastics, but not be too hars for the plastics. "This will work great. Just lay out all your pieces and spray it on all of them. By the time you finish spraying the last one, start rinsing or rubbing the paint off the first one." I found them to be helpful and took their advice. I did as they said and when I went back to the first one, I noticed the plastic flaking so I immediately rinsed all the pieces and sanded them for about 8 hours total. Brought them into the body shop and they had to send them out to have them media blasted to bring back a smooth texture. My buddies at the body shop said that due to the stripper I used, it would cost and extra $600 to restore the plastics, but I would be better off using new plastics. I got a call and they said it wasn't as bad as it looks and everything was fine with hours of sanding.Now its only going to be an extra $400. I was extremely pi$$ed off and went back to the paint supplier and asked for the owner. He told me that he is not responsible because his workers don't know what they are talking about and I am supposed to be the professional, not them. I asked him if he would be mad if his doctor messed up a surgery and said it was because his assistants weren't professionals. He really didn't know what to say. After arguing with him for an hour and showing him just one piece, I eventually got him to cut a check to the body shop for the additional labor. I found it to be funny that his excuse was that everyone that works there is dumb. It took an extra week but i get the pieces back tomorrow....can't wait to see the result. I don't know many peope with a lime green 500R.