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  • Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

    So I've received the first quote request through the website. It's for a set of 5 spoke 18" tuner wheels. I'm not sure what the finish is on them but from the pictures it looks like just painted spoked with a polished lip, typical Discount Tire wheel/tire combination.

    The quote asks for a mirror black wheel with a pink lip (about 1.5" lip). No worries, I think I can handle that. However, it mentions a request to match $85 from a local painter. Comparing apples to oranges here, but I think matching that should not be an issue. There is of course media blasting, which I'm not willing to include within my price.

    What do you guys think would be a fair price for such a job? How much should I expect to pay to blast the wheels? I'm open to suggestions and appreciate your time and bearing with me while I figure out how to price these first few jobs. Thanks!

    Juan

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    Re: Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

    My commercial blaster would probably charge about $50 to blast the 4 wheels if it is just paint that will blast off easily. If they have the nasty gray primer that some guys run into, it could run you more just depending on how long it takes. With all the masking of the back brake rotor contact area, etc., masking the lip, 2 colors plus clear over the whole thing, I'd be at about $150 per wheel. Trust me, they're a p.i.t.a.!

    Best of luck.
    Dan
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      Re: Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

      I gotta question on the subject I hope you don't mind Juan. Do you guys coat both sides of the wheel? I have read pricing on others websites and some say front side only.

      Harley

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        Re: Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

        Originally posted by hjeades
        I gotta question on the subject I hope you don't mind Juan. Do you guys coat both sides of the wheel? I have read pricing on others websites and some say front side only.

        Harley
        I have coated both sides so far on the few sets I've done. Mostly because I find it easier to just strip the entire wheel if there is any paint or other finish on them. It can be a pain and I'm sure more expensive, but I've never tried doing just the front.

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          Re: Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

          I do the entire wheel. Not only does it make the wheel look factory perfect when you're done, but in my opinion it helps minimize corrosion that could otherwise possibly leach underneath and ruin all your work...and I HATE re-do's. It takes more powder, but a professional-looking product goes a long ways in selling your service as well.
          Dan
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            Re: Stoked about first "real quote" but need help...

            You guys convinced me. The I "HATE" redo's pretty much does it for me. Thats how I look at the work I do at my job now. I was planning on doing both sides but saw the pricing with front only and thought maybe ya don't do both. I appreciate it, thanks.

            Harley

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