Media Blast Selection
We are in the process of disassembling our car (66 coupe) with the intent of then taking the shell (plus fenders, doors, hood, etc.) over to a media blaster to strip the paint off and then to a body/paint shop to repair any rust/damage and repaint. This is my first restoration project, so I'm learning as I go.
I've talked to two people so far who do media blasting (both of them are 1 man shops). Shop A, who came recommended by a body shop we are looking at using, gave us a rough quote of $1000 - $1200. Shop B, who came recommended by a colleague at work who had his brand x car stripped there, gave us a rough quote of $500 - $800. The colleague was charged $600 for his car, so I don't think he is just low balling me.
I was expecting the two quotes to be about the same, instead one is half the price of the other. I don't want to spend any more money than I have to, but I don't want to try to save $500 on media blasting only to then have to spend an extra $1000 on body work because the media blasting screwed something up.
How much should I be paying to get a '66 coupe fully stripped (interior, exterior, underside)? I live in the Phoenix area if region matters.
What questions should I be asking in order to determine if the person knows what they are doing and will do a good job?
Last edited by TFrancis; 11-26-2012 at 11:11 PM.