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Old 02-27-2009, 11:21 PM
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A whole week and a half of blasting on one little car? Yeah, right...
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:40 PM
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the reason we went with him is that he quoted me $500-600 to blast my Cuda,and he assured me that the job will be done right, and yes, the shell looks great, he did a superb job, but I don't see anyone in their right mind spending more than $1200-1500 to blast a car this size, also keep in mind that doors,hood,trunk and bumpers are still untouched, I feel bad for the owner of the car since few months back he had to deal with simillar situation trying to get it out of butcher's shop ,what's ironic, the blaster is within few blocks from that shop
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:55 PM
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here are some of the pic of the car right before blasting and the fine craftsmanship of metal fabricator of the butcher shop





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underside of the custom bolted patch
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:19 AM
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That isn't even a big car!! I was quoted $550 to do all the jambs, underside, firewall and other hard to get areas on my car. $6100, tell him to drop a zero.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:59 AM
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A COMPLETE '69 Camaro.. all panels... the WHOLE car ran under $1,900 at Best of Show.. that was soda blasting..

$6000 is stupid over priced...
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:00 AM
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Hey, BOS has one of those little bath tubs being done at their shop right now.. man, parts for that car are expensive!
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I own a soda blasting shop in Australia, a car this size would take around 5 hours for the top side and some where around 3-5 hours underneath. The guy is taking the piss out of you. Without any haging panels I would charge about $2000.00 and thats changing the media to remoe the rust.

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:14 PM
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I got a quote of almost 5000 for a '69 Camaro. The estimate had a detailed breakdown of hours and everything. I'm no expert but that seemed unusually high. I just looked at the estimate and it was for 28 hours to do everything, knowing the shop it would have been perfect though. I could understand 61 hours if everything was prepped, etc. as well but that doesn't seem to be the case...

In the end I had Best of Show and their guy do it for what Steve described earlier, and the guy did a great job

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Old 02-28-2009, 05:07 PM
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Our blaster we use is mobile and comes to MY shop....to soda blast a car on a rotisserie top, bottom and all panels top and bottom it is $1200 for everything....takes 1-2 days max.

This guy is definitly screwing you! If he tries to say its regional pricing I am 8 hours from Jacksonville so it's still the southeast.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:43 PM
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Hey Stefan--U sure the "butcher shop guy" and the blaster are not brother-in-laws!!!! Damn thats terrible!!!
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