|01-17-2005 08:06 AM|
|pistolgrip||Very good advice! Thanks everyone!|
|01-15-2005 11:22 AM|
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
|01-15-2005 02:39 AM|
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?
|01-14-2005 08:49 PM|
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.
|01-14-2005 06:58 PM|
|swvalcon||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.|
|01-14-2005 05:14 PM|
|01-14-2005 12:53 PM|
|01-14-2005 05:13 AM|
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!!!
|01-13-2005 09:18 PM|
|BuickLeSabre1960||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.|
|01-13-2005 10:12 AM|
I know how you feel when you finally quote someone a price for a paint job and they have no idea in whats involved. I think this guy has somewhat of a clue and I belive I have already figured out what to quote him based on how helpful you and the other members of this board have been, Good luck on the truck!
|01-13-2005 02:05 AM|
Anyway, it sounds like you're trying to determine how much to charge for labor and are not concerned with materials cost. This is tough because no two jobs are the same so it would be hard for anyone to say how much you should charge. Only you can decide what you think your time is worth and how much time you will spend on this project. Once you've done that, then quote your friend a price. Good luck!
|01-12-2005 11:28 PM|
|pistolgrip||Thanks very much everyone and thanks mr4speed for the paint codes!|
|01-12-2005 07:13 AM|
|BodymanDave||When I have a friend do work for me I demand to pay the same price as he would charge a stranger. I figure if I paid a stranger full price for work I would much rather pay a friend the full price for their work.|
|01-11-2005 09:58 PM|
|01-11-2005 08:40 PM|
TIME IS MONEY$$$$$$$$$
specially for a near show quality paint job.
buffing at least 350.00
spraying $250 minimum
thats $500 without even touching the bodywork
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