As always, when I'm stumped or baffled I come here. Spoke with a local painter who has a good reputation in the short time he has owned a shop. He has only been in business for a year and stopped down to give an estimate on my son's coupe. The car has been brought down to bare metal, metal prepped and primed. There is no body damage or rust anywhere on the car. His estimate was 3500-4500 to do the car. I understand that in needs to be re-sanded but still think this is too high and too wide of a gap in his estimate. He also said that it will take a month to do. The primer needs to sit for 2 weeks to harden before he applies the final paint (anyone ever hear this). He is currently working on 2 of his friends vehicles (am I making up the difference in what he is charging them? What are your opinions?