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    Hello Everybody:

    I've been lurking in the threads for the last two years. With everybody?s help I have a powder coating business I've started.

    My major customer is a blacksmith that wants the cheapest flat black job I can provide. But now I been approached by a corporation building some new equipment. I know when you deal with a corporation the prices double if not triple over Joe Blow that wants a set of valve covers coated but with the money is coming out of his pocket. With my black smith I base the cost per oven load.

    The parts they want coated consists of Hoffman electrical panels, some flat plates 30" x 46" x 12 gauge, 5" x 36" x 1", etc.

    Does anybody have experience with corporations or a price per square foot I should charge?

    Thanks
    Gary

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    Re: Cost per Square Foot

    I have struggled with this also, but you should be in the $30-$35/sq.ft range. This would include doing the prep work. If you are just wiping clean and coating you would reduce accordingly. Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Re: Cost per Square Foot

      Estimated Volume would help to figure this out!
      Pre-treat required,racking cost per part, rack time per part, powder cost, mil thickness required, square foot per piece, oven cycle time, packaging required labor, etc.
      The company I managed ranged from $0.65 to $2.50 per square foot depending on the complexity of the part and the volume of those parts.
      Hope this helps a little.

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      • #4
        Re: Cost per Square Foot

        Thanks for your replys.

        These parts are new, so I'm just going to wipe them down and spray them. As far as packaging, I work for this company and I'll be delivering them when I go to work. I was thinking around $5 to $7 per square foot.

        Thanks Again
        Gary

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