Right. I understand and 100% agree with you on that. It took me quite a while to establish myself and my work enough to be able to have an arrangement like I have now.Again I agree with all of this, but for situations like you & I where we do quality work, & just need a painter, there are options. Not a ton of them, but they are out there. It's much better than overpaying someone to do bodywork or have a car stuck in paint jail for years.
I’m just referring to average joe hobbyist that either wants to try doing the bodywork, can’t afford or isn't willing to pay guys like you or I to do the bodywork and send it out for paint.
A private commercial shop won’t take their car and paint over their bodywork work.