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    Just got a call from a guy asking for pricing on "factory mag Harley wheels" I'm guessing these are the solid cast wheels, correct? Harley guys?

    He also asked for them in "black chrome" and just a solid color. He's getting them blasted and bringing them to be ready to shoot, just clean, off-gas, and coat.

    Any ideas on a price range? Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

    If he said mags, they probably have spokes and are cast. They could have a rough surface, so depending on how smooth he wants them and how many spokes...$80 and up each for one color.

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    • #3
      Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

      Originally posted by BeeBob
      If he said mags, they probably have spokes and are cast. They could have a rough surface, so depending on how smooth he wants them and how many spokes...$80 and up each for one color.
      Sweet! I was thinking 80-100 so I'll shoot him that. I'm just glad I don't have to deal with the sand blasting...

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Harleydad
        I'll agree with Beebob. What black chrome? Regardless you're looking at two coats.
        I'm waiting for a picture of what the customer wants. He has seen it before online and wants something similar. From what he described he wants something that looks like this picture...



        At least that's what I interpret as a dark black chrome. If so, what am I looking at for that finish? Shoot a chrome base and then Solar Rain? Any idea of what it would look like just over a glass bead blasted surface?

        This guy owns a small chopper joint here in town and this will be my first job with him, so I'm trying to impress him. I really appreciate all the help.

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        • #5
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          Well I believe the job just got a lot easier, or at least I hope LOL...

          This is what he wants the wheels to look like...

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          • #6
            Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

            Originally posted by Harleydad
            There ya go...........
            One of the gloss blacks, makes your life easier eh? Did ya start to sweat before.
            I think the guy would still like to see something in "Black Chrome" however he tells me a gloss black will work just as good. Also, he wants to take these on a bike run next week, so that really leaves me no time to experiment with new colors, I just need to shoot something that works. So SD Wet Black looks good at this point.

            So with all that info on hand, what is the lowest I can charge and still make some money?

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            • #7
              Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

              [/quote]
              So with all that info on hand, what is the lowest I can charge and still make some money?[/quote]

              Only you can answer that question Juan. If it is for a shop as a showcase of your talents, then you charge what you feel you are willing to live with. Tell the guy this price is good for this set as a sample of my work at x amount, all others will be 80.00 plus.

              Just my .02

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              • #8
                Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

                Ive done it for cost before at shops like that, just to try and get more buisness. I worked a deal with the guy and he understood that he was not to quote prices for me and not to disclose what he paid for the parts.

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                • #9
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                  DAmn it is usually the other way around

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                  • #10
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                    Well I'm trying to figure out how much work is involved. I should be getting a completely stripped and blasted wheel. Just clean it, throw it in the oven at 450 for over an hour, and coat it. It "should" be a simple job with only time and a couple pounds of powder as cost (of course, electricity, water, etc).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

                      Originally posted by Harleydad
                      Originally posted by [SM
                      Juan]Well I'm trying to figure out how much work is involved. I should be getting a completely stripped and blasted wheel. Just clean it, throw it in the oven at 450 for over an hour, and coat it. It "should" be a simple job with only time and a couple pounds of powder as cost (of course, electricity, water, etc).
                      I'm sure you've heard this before, but when someone says it's completely stripped and blasted that may not be the case. Don't forget the masking.
                      They are getting blasted by a local commercial blaster, I'm hoping since he's paying for it he'll make sure they are properly stripped LOL...

                      What all is needed in masking, hubs only?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

                        For those, my regular price is $100 for the front, $125 for the wider rear in a single color like black. $80 and $100 respectively if they actually came to me ready to coat from my blaster guy.
                        Dan
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                        • #13
                          Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

                          Alright Dan, that confirms it for me then. 80-100 a piece depending on how the look from the blaster, lowest I'll take is $150 out the door for both.

                          Thanks for all the advice everyone.

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                          • #14
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                            If you think this shop can generate more biz for you, you could do slightly lower for him and charge a %? higher for a customer that come direct to you. That'll give the shop an incentive to bring you more work in the future. That little "scratch my back" dealing is getting me a lot of biz from my local shops. You and the shop/s will have to get an idea on how to charge for it to work though...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Quick pricing help! Pleeease

                              Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that. I always offer dealers/builders 20% off my standard customer rate because of the volume of work they give me. You could do something similar.
                              Dan
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