How much should a wet sand cost?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by pjj1020, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. pjj1020

    pjj1020 Well-Known Member

    How much does a wet sand cost on average?

    Thank you!
     
  2. TODD'S 67

    TODD'S 67 Time for another Buick!

    Sand paper, water, elbow grease, sounds cheap to me! :laugh: Not sure if you had someone else do it.
     
  3. craigman

    craigman Active Member

    Are you talking wet sanding primer or wet sanding the clear?
     
  4. rack-attack

    rack-attack Well-Known Member

    wet sanding is for primer - color sanding is done after final paint.

    OP will need to clarify
     
  5. 68stick

    68stick Well-Known Member

    Sand and buff a complete repaint on a Skylark sized car, I charge $500-$600 on average, depending on the quality of the paint job.
    To spot sand(dirt nibs & runs, not texture) and polish, about half that; to cut something flat(no peel)add about 50%
     
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I remember when they painted my black GS, the owner of the body shop told me it took 2 guys 9 hours to color sand and polish my car.
     
  7. craigman

    craigman Active Member

    WOW! $500 is CHEAP! :grin:
     
  8. 68stick

    68stick Well-Known Member

    LOL, it's my customers that are cheap, I charge what the market will bare.
    After 30+ years of practice, I can blade the dirt/runs out, sand three times with 1000/1200, 1500,2000, buff three times with compound, polish and glaze on most cars in one day.
    Materials cost less than $50 to do a job, how much can I really charge for a days labor?

    p.s. I'd rather do 2 black cars than 1 butternut yellow
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    $500 doesn't seem too little...I could get one done in a weekend, and be happy with the $400 profit:Do No:
     
  10. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Finish wet sanding with 3000 grit Trizact on your DA and you will barely have anything to buff.:TU:
     
  11. GSXER

    GSXER Well-Known Member

    :gp: What he said ,Trizact is already polishing the paint.The old hand sand is a waste of time.
     

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