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Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby C&L Powder Coating » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:25 pm

Is there a cost / sq ft calculator available? So many variables especially for a custom shop. Not every job is the same. A place I do alot of coating for would like to know my cost per square foot number. Which is almost impossible in my eyes to achieve. Without seeing the part, or knowing prices on powder ect. For example the place wants me to coat a peice of sheet metal in a metallic gold powder, then put a clear coat on it. Then switch to gloss black and pc a sheet metal frame for the same job. Where do you start?
3 different powders. 3 different color changes. 3 trips to the time machine... ect...

This is usually what I do to figure out quotes
Powder Cost x 2 or 3
Hook Cost x 2
PreTreatment Cost x 2
Oven Cost - However many peices I can physically get on my racks and divide that by my total cost per hr to run my shop. This includes your wage. This number might be outragous sometimes.

ex.
100pcs/$120= $.83 ea oven cost
then add all other expenses like powder, hook, pretreatment... ect.


I'm probably way off but I do alright. I used PCI's part quoting in the PC Handbook.

This is what I am after. Not sure if its achiveable?

With all proper Prep applied to part.

Metallics Cost / Sq Ft
STD POWDER Cost / Sq Ft
Dormant Cost / Sq Ft
Textures Cost / Sq Ft
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby hjeades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:11 pm

It's hard to quote sq.ft cost. Different variables effect it like transfer efficiency of your gun, specific gravity of the powder you use, recommended mil thickness. Your prep would be easier to estimate as long as you do the same part everytime. Now if you use the same powder everytime and shoot the same size subtrates then you could come up with a cost factor to where you wouldn't loose money. JMO
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby JTW37 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:22 am

There is a program somebody on here wrote. It called My Quotes 2011. It's like $9.50 for a down loadable copy.
http://myquotesoftware.webs.com/
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby hjeades » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:32 am

I got Quick Quotes on a CD I could copy and mail him for free.
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby Cindy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:53 am

If you go to our downloads page you there is a coverage & coat chart download :D
http://powder365.com/store/index.php?ma ... 578741d728
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby hjeades » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:00 am

Smart, good lookin, and on it!! What more could you ask for in a woman. Well........ :twisted:

I forgot about the powder coverage charts. :shock: I even downloaded them right after you guys put them up. :lol:
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Re: Cost / Sq Ft Calculator?

Postby THEKING » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:57 pm

and you admit that freely ? Wow, you must be a busy boy :D
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