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Company Policies & Ordering Information


Stocked Nikolas products will usually ship within 5 business days. Custom products are manufactured when ordered and will usually ship within 10 business days. We understand that emergencies do occur and try to accommodate you if possible. 


All shipments are FOB Bellwood or warehouse. Smaller shipments will be shipped via FedEx Ground. [Truck shipments will be shipped via a freight company that we have established special pricing and will be shipped freight collect.] If you have a preferred freight company, please specify on your order. In the local Chicagoland area, your order may qualify for free shipping.

Ask about minimum order requirements. UPS will not allow flammable materials to be shipped by air, only standard ground service is available. When an air shipment is required, we ship via Federal Express.

We do charge and additional fee for packaging and documentation fee. This fee is also charged on international shipments due to packaging and documentation requirements.


All prices are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed, except those prices for an order that have been accepted by G.J. Nikolas & Co., Inc.

Please be assured that G.J. Nikolas & Co. makes every effort to keep price increases to a minimum and will continue to source the best possible materials to maintain the quality of our products.

Minimum Order

We do require that all orders meet our minimum charge of $60. Custom made items are a 1 gallon minimum. Shipping charges do not apply towards this minimum.


New companies can prepay their order by sending a check in advance or paying by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. To help keep our costs as low as possible, we can only consider customers that order on a monthly basis, and purchase a minimum of $500 combined orders per month for an open account. If you start purchasing on a regular basis and would like to be considered for an account, please request a credit application.


Returns of Nikolas standard products will only be accepted with prior authorization. A 15% restocking fee will be deducted from your credit. Custom products cannot be returned.

Color Matching

Cost for Color Matching is $150 per color, plus freight. After matching is complete, we will supply you with a quart sample of the matched color, as well as a sprayed Q-Panel (or applied to your part if supplied).