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Re: First Timer Repair Project - 2002 Vauxhall Astra SXI

Originally Posted by VelSatisfied View Post
Depending on the distance I'd be traveling (time & fuel), and if I were having to use my generator for power - I would be charging between 120 - 150.

I'm not VAT-registered (it's too much of a PITA, tbh), so that would cover it all.

Profit margins vary from job to job, but I'll typically double my investment.

Paintless Dent Removal (or PDR) is where the 'real' profits lie as there are no material costs and it's really just the cost of the fuel which is your overhead. I do this as well.

Oh right okay that makes sense, ill look into PDR now, i used a heatgun once to get out a dent in a plastic bumper in a toyota prius - worked great and no paint/repairing needed :P.

I was thinking, if i am to do this as a job, wouldnt i need to go though some type of training for certs e.c.t, i dont mind doing it via CrapCentre smart training as then that way i can further gain skills, tips and knowledge and stuff :D

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