i emailed a local boyd/paint shop and they were so rude! i guess ill just take my buisness elsewhere. im sure im not the first to ask them to paint something other than a bike/helmet. grrr. no need to be rude.
I agree. There is no reason at all for a business to turn away work rudely if it's in their field of work. I wouldn't do that anyway...How hard would it to reply, "I'm sorry, but our business is not aligned to be able to fulfill your request. Perhaps we can suggest..."?
I guess they don't even have a glimpse into the possibilty of painting things other than helmets or whatever. If it'll make a profit, it should be doable in my pretty clear ethics.
Perhaps they aren't really painters after all and can only work on one media. It's not really rare for some to get lucky in a niche based on a special demand. It's how TroyLee Designs made a name for themselves (which also shot me down a few years back when asking them to fix a section of a fairly expensive helmet scuffed in a get-off.)
Anyway, no shop yet. I'm eyeing one that I'd love to have, but I'm not digging their contract length as I could still up and move this next year. I get to use my old one this christmas weekend, but with a window just long enough fo finally finish every project I've promised to get returned by the end of the year. Man of my word, and I'll never fall back on agreements.