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Old 05-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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how much to charge for headlight restoration?

how much do you guys charge for headlight restoration? $40 for a set of headlights?

later today or tomorrow ill be going to a few car dealerships in my area and giving them my business card, telling them i restore headlights and it will help increase resale value. obviously if they give me a lot of cars i have to give them a discount to make it more appealing to them. i figure if i charge normal customers $40/ set, i should charge a dealer $30/set.

what do you guys think?
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

What system are you using?
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

I charge dealerships $25 per lens. That gets me at the same price of the competition.
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

Most places around here charge $69.95 for a set.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

[QUOTE=CrownKote;475369]What system are you using?[/QUOTE

my system:P

tape off surrounding area
wet sand with 600 (or more coarse if necessary)
wet sand with 1000
wet sand with 2000
polish with m105 and orange LC 4" pad on my drill or GG DA polisher. (prefer drill)
polish with m205 and white LC 4" pad on drill or GG
seal with poliseal

i didnt have m105 or m205 and used megs medium-cut cleaner, and megs machine glaze when i did these:

before


after


came out really good!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

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Most places around here charge $69.95 for a set.
wow really? im scared that i wont get any business if i charge that much...im thinking ill start out at $45/ set and see if that gets me business
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how much do you guys charge for headlight restoration? $40 for a set of headlights?

later today or tomorrow ill be going to a few car dealerships in my area and giving them my business card, telling them i restore headlights and it will help increase resale value. obviously if they give me a lot of cars i have to give them a discount to make it more appealing to them. i figure if i charge normal customers $40/ set, i should charge a dealer $30/set.

what do you guys think?
well i charge anywhere between 60 to 75 depends where i have to drive 100 miles radius i find it hard to do business with car dealership around my area most high end dealer have some one in house and they tend to get it done very cheap and you lose out, i try to work with them in bulk like 6 car minium 30 per car
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:38 PM   #8
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You should take pictures like that with you for reference. Convincing
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I use the 3M system... When I do them with details depends on the package but for instance if I am doing a L3 (one of the top packages) they are $45 to add... A L2 (next step down) to add they are $55... L1 (basic wash, wax, vac, dust) $65... and alone if I am not busy $75... If they "must be crammed in" during a busy day $100.00...

I know there is a lot of variation but hey people pay it...
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Re: how much to charge for headlight restoration?

I typically charge any where from $50-$75 for the a set. Depends on if they package it with one of my detail packages and how bad the headlights are.
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