I'm just comparing to competitors build agents (who I've just used) I was expecting it to match or beat not be more expensive especially considering the difference in prep required.
And yes I know all about business expenses - I've been with HMRC since 1986...
(or HMCE as it was in the good old days)
Big money paint I've found Is sometimes disappointing - my mates Ram cobra was done by SMS who were supposed to be the kiddies at the time. Squared off arches, misting under lacquer and sink holes said otherwise - ended up in court and they settled just before due to go in.
There's a guy half mile from me doesn't do full resprays but panel work and charges 100 per panel. Used him to avoid an excess on a hire car that was keyed on the door. Very good job equivalent to rest of car in terms of peel/lustre.