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Question Price check

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by GAC05, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    Hi list,
    I don't think I have ever asked a pricing question before but now it is 2018 and I will.

    Looking for a ballpark figure on a wrap for a 2015 2dr Lexus sports car - RC 350 I think.
    Exterior only (no door jams or trunk/hood inner panels), color change using 3M 1080 satin metallic.
    1080 matt black on the roof panel and all the chrome trim. Paint and body is in good shape.
    I quoted $3800.00. I'm good but slow - figured my time & materials and what I wanted to make.
    Am I off the mark or out of the ballpark?

    wayne k
    guam usa
  2. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    We wouldn't do it for less than $3,600 but I would push for $4,500 due to the attention to detail vs a commercial wrap.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Yep 4800 here. make sure to check the metallic for orientation issues (ie all has to be run the same direction). That will make you use a bit more material.
  4. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

    Mar 9, 2004
    Having done a couple colour change wraps we don't do them in the shop.
    As already stated there is too much care required.
    Also I did my own car in Avery blue matte metallic and it started going black in six months - in a year it had to be stripped off it was so bad.
    All I could think of was what if we'd charged someone 4 grand to do that.
  5. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    Thanks all - seems I'm a little low.
    We do commercial wraps primarily and have not had many complaints.
    Not a job I really want to do. Guam's roads and climate are rough enough on vehicles without adding a thin layer of delicate vinyl on top of the paint.
    Looks like it would end up being one of those jobs you are about 16 hours into (with no end near) and wonder why you ever took it on.

    wayne k
    guam usa
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Member

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    I stick to commercial vehicles and commercial clients. I get too much anxiety doing someone's personal vehicle...

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