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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    NEXSON, the more I see your work, the more I think of things for you to do on my car!
    Brian, I sure hope what you're studying in school is leading you to skills of business management to add to your fantastic fabrication skills. Seems to me you already have a business; now what school can help you learn is how to grow it and manage it as it grows.

    I suspect doing what you're doing is the same sort of approach that got Chip Foose got started -- ever-improving your skills and breadth. He's now known internationally; you already have international recognition, so all you need is management skills and some really good additions to your team -- some people who love to fabricate like you do.

    Nope, this is not an application for a job; it's just an expression of confidence that your craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail can take you wherever you want to go.

    Keep on . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwild View Post
    Once again, you never cease to amaze me. I am once again inspired to do something... not sure what, but something. Thanks for the inspiration and tutelage. You are a god...
    Thanks! it is my hope that some of you can see that with some time and effort, that anything is possible. I appreciate the kind words!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tumeski View Post
    Wow! Must say that paintjob blowned me away! Really nice!

    You're a true pro!
    Thanks!, The Paint Job nearly took all day, and prep more then 6 weekends but everytime my Dad brings it home from the storage lot, it always makes me smile!
    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    NEXSON, the more I see your work, the more I think of things for you to do on my car!. So do you do custom paint jobs? I wanted to do a 2 tone on my truck. The bottom half would stay silver, but the top half would be black with a red line in the middle. Exactly like this truck as pictured below.
    I actually think my real passion is going to be painting cars/fixing them up. However at this point in my life I just do not have the enviroment to do so. You see, I can't spray cars in my garage, it just isn't do-able. I need my own paint booth, prep area. Running big jobs out of my garage just won't cut it with the parents nor the neighbors. The RV was a one time deal and if we messed it up, it was ours so we did not have to worry. Also I should mention it was single stage, so not as hard as a bc/cc job. Ideally in the future it is something I defintely want to get into, but for now I will stick with the same interior projectors.

    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    Brian, I sure hope what you're studying in school is leading you to skills of business management to add to your fantastic fabrication skills. Seems to me you already have a business; now what school can help you learn is how to grow it and manage it as it grows.

    I suspect doing what you're doing is the same sort of approach that got Chip Foose got started -- ever-improving your skills and breadth. He's now known internationally; you already have international recognition, so all you need is management skills and some really good additions to your team -- some people who love to fabricate like you do.

    Nope, this is not an application for a job; it's just an expression of confidence that your craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail can take you wherever you want to go.

    Keep on . . .
    Thanks Man, your very articulate and always give me confidence through your words! I actually have a year left in school. I am going to be a teacher. It wasn't my first choice but with talking with my parents whom are both in the school system, I started to change my perspective. The main reason I chose it is for the time off and job sercuity. Nothing beats having a set schedule and coming home at 3pm everyday and weekends off. I felt as though this would play well into whatever side business I keep. Also working with students in the highschool level is something that I have come to appreicate with my Student Field Work.

    Although my real talent is kinesthetic things, I have to have my degree and at least start working. Sometimes I think to myself and get scared what my future my hold with this business. I am 21, turn 22 in Feb. and I am not sure what will happen with "Nexations Creations". If I have all these satisfied customers now, the future excites me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    I actually have a year left in school. I am going to be a teacher. It wasn't my first choice but with talking with my parents whom are both in the school system, I started to change my perspective. The main reason I chose it is for the time off and job sercuity. Nothing beats having a set schedule and coming home at 3pm everyday and weekends off. I felt as though this would play well into whatever side business I keep. Also working with students in the highschool level is something that I have come to appreicate with my Student Field Work.

    Although my real talent is kinesthetic things, I have to have my degree and at least start working.
    Your teaching skills show in your willingness to explain to others what tools and materials you use; many in the business don't want to let go of "secrets". That'll be great for your students. I suspect having two teachers as role models has helped a lot, and they've encouraged your desire for excellence, as well.

    The school will provide a steady income, but it's immensely bureaucratic and, in the end, pretty frustrating because, no matter how good you are, you don't make much more than the people who are barely good enough. That's why unions suck for innovators and entrepreneurs, but are great for average and below-average people. The cream of the crop tend to bubble up and out -- into administration or on to other things that utilize their talents.

    This is no put-down of teachers. Some stay in teaching simply because they love it, and I'm deeply thankful for some of my teachers, and glad they stayed in teaching. Seeing how you turned out tells me your parents' students are probably pretty glad they hung in there, too.

    My Dad was a senior-level businessman who ran a steel mill for many years. After he retired, he went into college teaching, and took real-world knowledge to the teaching of business. His students loved him. Now, many years after he retired from that, he wishes he'd stayed in it longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    Sometimes I think to myself and get scared what my future my hold with this business. I am 21, turn 22 in Feb. and I am not sure what will happen with "Nexations Creations". If I have all these satisfied customers now, the future excites me.
    It's normal to be a scared about the future. But you're going into it with excellent skills, willingness to learn and help others, and an eye for good design. That's a pretty powerful combination. What happens isn't as important as the attitude with which you approach whatever comes your way.

    Your business can go wherever you decide to grow it. You probably work too inexpensively now to make a business of it, but as your reputation grows, and as you expand your list of contacts who need your skills, you can increase your prices to meet what the market will bear. Balancing the market with profit is a business skill; you have to keep your prices at a level that brings all the business you want to handle.

    In the long run, the only thing that matters is how much you pay yourself after all the expenses are taken out. Your prices have to reflect your investment of time. They have to pay for your talent as well. Lots of people can lay down fiberglass; taking raw materials and turning them into masterpieces is what's worth real money. You do that.

    You've been very wise in devoting time to promoting the business through MP3Car by giving support to others.

    What will happen can be influenced by a lot of things. Plan a vacation in California; go meet Chip Foose. Show him some pictures of your work and ask his advice about growing your business. You're not looking for a job, but rather for direction from a guy who's run the whole route and made a pile of money doing what he loves.

    With all that talent and terrific attitude, you ought to be well rewarded no matter what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    SEM Texture, SEM Satin Black
    Happen to have part numbers for these?

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    I saw your headlight work in another forum... man you do excellent work in Car Interior fab too.

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    No sorry, but the name of them is enough to get the right one.
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    Really Nice man I cant believe you painted an RV in your driveway that balls!! Im scared of the epa comming after my *** and I paint in my garage :-) I sprayed a top of a mini one time out side, super clear day just as it started tacking up it started sprinkling like a summer shower... never again I said. What did you use? You mentioned it was a SS, I'm guessing it was some sort of fleet paint? Nason by dupont makes a really nice SS. Where abouts in FL? Im by the space center.

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    Beautiful work... Do you get the texture right on the dash too? Is this a business?

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    Wow.. Beautiful work!
    All though.. the gauges that blocked the main gauges where not my type, but still very nicely done!

    I've been wanting to play around with molding for quite some time now, and this thread is REALY a kick in the you know what, to get started!

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    You need to get a website going to really showcase your portfolio. You're really doing some great work and you should have your own space on the web to show it all off.

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