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      09-28-2020, 02:52 PM   #23
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Metallic flakes makes color matching that much more difficult.
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      09-28-2020, 03:27 PM   #24
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Finance, trade-ins, and used sales is the most profitable parts.
They're more profitable than new car sales, but repairs is the real money maker. They get at least a 40% mark up on the parts, and charge three to five times for labor what they actually pay their mechanics. The reason indy's are so much cheaper is that an indy repair shop doesn't have to support the sales operation.
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Metallic flakes makes color matching that much more difficult.
You are correct.
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https://www.automotivetouchup.com/ did a good job of color matching for me.
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Definitely have someone do the paint correction then ceramic cost. Cleanup and washing will much easier.
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Definitely have someone do the paint correction then ceramic cost. Cleanup and washing will much easier.
Already on it, that happens next month.
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