Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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for fun, or as an occupation...big difference between "trading dollars" as we say in VA, and making dollars. A building allows clients to stop by, advertising can point to it, and the regulators (all types) have somewhere to find me....of course that makes it easy for dis-satisfied clients to find me as well, but so far those have been few and far between.
I think mobile is going to be a nightmare to get permits for, as many states, as well as the individual counties have specific rules about containment, materials usage, trash, liability and such.
FL, IIRC, has stringent laws as to what you can even do near the water, zoning and all. I know just washing bottoms in some counties require the water to be contained, filtered and such
In my painting experience, I have always had a pressure/temp/humidity/dust controlled environment (almost mandatory for some 2 part or epoxy paint) and I don't see how you can do that "mobile". Same with tools, compressors, mixers, agitators and guns - I would need a small trailer just for the basics. I have a 32' trailer that has many compromises just for a 240" dragster, but it has everything I need to repair, replace, or spot paint..
All the best, and please let us know how it works for you.