Deck: JVC KD-A95BT
Speakers: PHD FB mid, JBL MS tweets
Amps: Boston Acoustics GT-2125, Zed Minotaur III (x2)
Sub: 10" SSA ICON, IA Death Penalty 18" (coming soon)
Starr Mountain Sound Nuthugger #2 (I'm a #2 lol)
dcarcustoms Nuthugger #1
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And AGAIN, for the unteenth time. I didn't wrap the dash dude some Mexican at a shop did it. Call his ass up and talk to him about it. I could personally give a shit what it looks like. Not my truck....
And yep. Block me. Save us both the time of listening to the bitching
There's a few problems here.
#1 you don't care because it's not your truck, you should care if you're going to show off the work you do.
#2 it's easy to make those switch/bass knob cut outs a perfect circle. Get the right tools!
#3 if you're going to charge to make a profit (higher than materials + $10 an hour at most) atleast make your work look professional.
#4 if you're going to show off some panels atleast make sure you actually like the product you produced. I know out of my shop I don't allow any unfinished work to leave. WHY? Because the finished work is just as much of a reflection of your work as the unfinished product is. People only see the finished product in the end and when someone asks the customer who did it, they'll say you did. Nothing about that they got it unfinished and had someone else do the shotty work.
2) there were two bass knobs there previously that a shop put in for him. They drilled those holes, when he brought me the truck they were already like that, again.. NOT MY WORK. Thanks for asking, though.
3) I did the dash piece for free.. And he was happy with how it turned out
4) these panels aren't unfinished, clearly they've been finished with something. Whether you think n they need carpet or whatever, go build you some then man. These aren't your doors and this isn't your truck. Cameron loves it, and so do a lot of people at shows. I've gotten calls and texts from people he have my number too considering getting work done. And that's all I have to say
You're right. They have a finish on them, but for you to say they came out great or even average is absurd. You may not need to smooth out all the pinholes, but you do need to make sure the door doesn't have huge lumps in it (that could've been solved when stretching your fabric before applying resin). There are huge lumps and divots that did need body filler/sandpaper attention.
And did you say build something for myself? I've not gotten the chance as I've had many out of state customers (and many in town) lining up for doors to be done. Especially after these left my shop.
So much drama itt now
Not that deep? You've seen what I charge? Pretty sure that Timmy's panels would've been done for $500 total plus the shipping back to him and would've looked just as any other product that's left my shop. My prices start out at $350 for a pair of doors with shipping handled by FedEx via my business account. It started as a hobby for myself then once people were seeing what I was capable of (beating many shops in the area with both craftsmanship and quality) I was able to generate a business as it's something I love doing and I'm good at it. Hobby or professional if you're going to charge someone you should give them a product that you're proud to put your name on. Also if you're doing it for a hobby, you shouldn't be paid for your time. Only materials as you're doing it for your own fun.
Should I go back and show you the huge lumps in your work? I mean it'll take me a few minutes as I'd have to start up the laptop (since I work on my ipad, iPhone or ipad mini mostly) but I'd be more than happy to show you where you started off wrong and where it looked like uncooked pizza dough.
Not nitpicking just showing you where your mistakes are and how those shouldn't be considered ready for anything. If you've had to do a lot of body work to get them to that point then you're using the wrong material to start your base, (tshirts are not a great material for a base as they aren't very stretchy and when wet tend to sag)not pulling the base fabric in the right directions to reduce wrinkles or you're not laying the glass down smooth enough to reduce your body work time. It's easy to learn from working on many different sets of panels, but only if you're willing to learn. If you're already saying that those panels are ready to be finished then you are thinking that you've grasped the concept already. In reality you're very far from being able to charge a dollar amount more than materials. And anyone thinking of sending their panels to you should remember that as well and get a price quote from someone who does better work as opposed to the price from you and compare the difference. FIXING A SET OF PANELS COST MORE THAN GETTING THEM DONE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING.
And I wasn't aware you didn't wrap the dash, that's on him then.
subs : 1 SSA 10" gcon D2
doors: not sure...assuming factory lol
amp: PPI black ice series 1300.1D
wires: whatever was there..... 4 awg
Big 3: not yet
box: mdf/fiberglassed box ported tuned @ 34.... in process of being built by me
Bought from: Catman
Sold to: Black3gks 03silverado03
Later douche bag
2 smd fifteens on 2 b2 m1s. 8 crossfire mids and 4 aq tweets on 3 b2 qautros. 270 mechman. 10 c and d batts. Busting windshields like its my job.