Hi there, just thought I would try to balance out the views expressed (but not justify a poor job). Most of these organisations are franchises, whereby the operators have paid and continue to pay a licence to use the brand name/products/call centre, etc. They are also assessed/evaluated by the franchisor as to how many referrals are converted into actual sales, so this can be why jobs are undertaken, which are outside the scope of the mobile service. Again, I'm not trying to justify this action, but to explain it.
I run my own SMART repair business (for those who don't know - Small -to- Medium Area Repair Techniques), I don't try to compete with bodyshops - the clue is in the definition, I undertake the jobs that bodyshops would view as insignificant (too small), but would need to charge a lot for tying up a spraybooth/oven.
However, I am always very realistic when it comes to setting expectations for any prospective client - if I feel they will go over my work with a magnifying glass, I won't do it - I need a good reputation, and therefore do not want any unhappy customers.
One golden rule when it comes to spraying (of any
area), is that it must be done indoors - I regularly refurbish alloys, and spray whole bumpers, but would never
consider working in the open air (at any time of the year), there are just too many variables outside your control which will turn a decent job into a bad one. Therefore, please don't presume that we are all one and the same (we're not).