Anybody have any stories or tips or anything about this subject? I've recently been noticing a lot of my (not so car-savvy) friends using me for things they need done. Most of them ask me to just do oil changes or little things like that and stuff and they used to offer me money knowing I wouldnt take it but now they don't even offer. My best friend lives next door and just last month he picked up a 65 mustang (which I not only spent 3 months helping him find one, but also me and my gf drove him almost 3 hours to go look at it, in her car, and when she asked him for gas money he kind of sighed and acted like he was doing her a favor by handing over his credit card... The car got towed home on a sunday and that next monday we started working on it every night after work for 3 weeks straight. Monday-Friday from about 4pm-11pm for literally 3 weeks straight, and a couple saturdays of work too. The friend who bought it has wanted an old mustang for quite some time but he doesnt have the slightest idea about working on cars. So far I have done all the body work (both front fenders, the drivers side quarter, put the whole car in primer, all the body work is done (and there was a lot to do... No exaggeration about 80 hours in body work.. I have completely redone the interior, including a freshly painted dash, all door panels are redone, only thing we didnt touch was the seats. All thats really left to do on the car is paint. Granted he tries to help but not knowing what to do It was almost more work having him help because I was having to teach him things along the way. Anyways, I went into this project with him not expecting or wanting any compensation or anything, but he is starting to get under my skin. He's the type that when someone comes by to check out our progress or anything and asks about something we did, he will basically tell them that he did it even if i am standing right there, And that is starting to get under my skin. Another thing that bothers me is that he actually pretends that he knows about cars, sometimes he will pretend to know more than me about it. I guess I am just feeling like he is being ungrateful for all the work I'm doing for him. At first my girlfriend was noticing it saying he was using me and my mind was set that hes my friend and wouldnt do that, but now I am starting to notice it. At this point I am tempted to let him buy all the paint and get the car ready to be sprayed and then hand him the gun and say "alright you know everything, start painting" and walk away. What do you guys think? Anyone had similar problems with doing work for friends?