I am a retired paint and body man who now does some work from my home. A guy who owns a garage here had a customer who had a 1986 mazda PU he wanted painted. I gave the garage owner a estimate on doing the truck and he had it towed to my house to do the work. I have no idea who actually owns the truck as the garage owner I am guessing told the owner a higher price so he could make money off my work. Anyway I had the truck for several weeks and finished it on wednesday august 8. On august 9 I told them the truck was ready. They ask me if I trusted them to tow the truck back to their garage and pay me when their customer pays them. I said I would be more comfortable with the truck at my house until I get paid. I at that time asked them when their customer was going to pay for the job and have heard nothing from them since. The way I look at it since the guy who owns the garage is the one I was dealing with he should pay me.I have never had any contact with the trucks owner at all. I put out of my pocket a lot of money for materials to do the job and could really use that money back. They owe me $1800. There is no paper work other than text messages about the job. The garage owner would not give me the truck owners name so I can contact him. Is there anything I can do to get my money or am I just going to have to wait?