Cost of painting hood
A friend that my wife works with needs her hood painted on her Chrysler 300. Supposedly a shop quoted 3500.00 to paint it, seems a little ridiculous. The hood is peeling in one area, so stripping it seems the correct way to eliminate all problems.
What would some of you guys charge to strip the hood, epoxy prime, filler prime, then bc/cc? I was planning on using the PPG DBU base and Omni clear, epoxy and MP282 primer. I figure a couple hundred in materials(already have epoxy and filler primer). What seems like a fair price with labor?
Estimating paint work is not my expertise, HVAC is. I want to make a good dollar, but not hose her. I figure a total of 8hrs max, start to finish.
When I do something for a friend of mine or a friend of my wife or the kids friends I charge them for all materials used and nothing more. This is my hobby. I do about one or two hundred hours a year that way. Most of the time they insist on giving me more but sometimes there finances donít allow it.
When I do work for others (outside friends and family) itís then my job and I negotiate a price up front and eat the difference if the hours donít come out. After all I am the one estimating the hours and setting the rate. If I canít get that right I donít panelize my customer for that.
HIGH retail would be about $800 to $1000. For a friend, using high-end materials I would charge about half of that. Of course if you need to blend the adjacent panels it could cost more.
Thanks alot Len. I was guessing around $300 in labor. It is a friend of the wife, so gotta cut some slack. I know how deals go in the HVAC business, sometimes it turns out to be the job from hell.
It really is a hobby for me too, but my time can be at a premium. Gotta be able to make a few bucks, if i'm not installing a furnace somewhere.
Originally Posted by Bob K
Don't strip that hood with chemical. Sand it off and keep thinking this must be a repaint. Along those lines think also there might be filler below so be gentle. Look at the underside of the hood to see if you can tell of any hammering, etc. Just don't want you to open a can of large worms - for being a nice guy.
Originally Posted by QuickXR
Use 80 but start with 180 on your DA over the bad area to get a look at what's under the paint. It's ok if there is any filler just that you don't want to dig into it and end up refilling. Keep us posted. Henry