We still don't make any money off paintjobs and don't plan to. Look up how much "House of Kolor" chameleon paint, clear coat, base coat, hardener, and reducer. It takes over a pint to do a laptop which is close to $400 just in paint... so add labor to disassemble, sand, mask, spray, and reassemble and shipping charges and that's the price. Yes, we sold the first paint jobs way under cost to get things going and told everyone the prices would go up. We found cheaper ways to do it but not the same quality and refuse to drop the quality.
I thought $600 for a chameleon was crazy until I saw what the costs involved are. I've compared our work to other chameleon jobs and there's no comparison. If you want the true color flop, you have to buy the paint that has the prisms in it and not reduce it down or the quality goes way down. So, it's expensive, but it's the best and again, we don't make a cent off it.