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Old 01-14-2005, 05:13 AM
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agree with Barry's $ est.

Seperate materials and labor, and he buys ALL materials, sand paper, tape, compound, masking paper etc.

Charge him by the panel, by the hour, he has to ok each panel for straight as it is done in primer. That way he knows where the $ went....your still friends at the end.

"local parking lots winner"=$4,000+..... lots of blocking!!!

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The guy that painted my brothers 66 catalina and is going to paint my car charged a little over $2500 and it is a really nice paint job, that price also included rust work and priming. here's a picture of his car. You can't really tell but the top is a candy.
Looks great man! Good luck with your paint job also!
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Looks great man! Good luck with your paint job also!
Thanx
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Best way to do this is agree on a hour price and charge by the hours spent. Just be fair on your time that way no one gets taken for a ride.
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I live in southern Illinois, not exactly a high cost area. I think a full time working painter who can turn out show quality paint jobs should price his work so he makes at least $1,000 a week, after expenses, especially if he is working in his own shop, where he has to come up with the insurance, the tools, the lights, the 15% social security, and deal with the EPA and other government crap.
I'm not full time; I don't do that great of work; I am not that fast, so I don't command that kind of money.
Median family income is around $42,000 a year. Painting cars is not only very highly skilled work, it is hard physical labor.
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Forgot to write, insist that he does any/all prep work that will save you time....and him money.

Clean and clean and clean.....engine/wheel wells/jams etc etc

Remove bumpers, grill, junk tires to paint,pull door panels etc etc.

Make him a "to do" list before he brings the car

Let him help with the taping, let him knock down the filler and you finish it, let him do the wiping and tacking?
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your right red65 many people don't know that .
but when getting charged hourly
many shops tend to add alot of hours for work like you stated.
and you can easily save 100's of dollars by you removing everything ,glass
grille,bumpers,moldings,etc.
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Very good advice! Thanks everyone!
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