Joined: Mon Nov 13th, 2017
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I called today to see where they were with my truck. The owner said it could be ready by 5:30 sat evening but to call Friday at 3pm. Its gonna be dark and rainy by that time Saturday. I'm going to request that it be dry and well lit.
After seeing the truck last time, I'm very concerned that, short of taking it all apart and repainting it, it's gonna look like a really nice paint job from 20 feet but sloppy as hell when you stand near it.
I've been waiting 7 years to have this done as per the agreement with my employer, 3 months to get it back from the paint shop. I have lots of friends, relatives, neighbors, co workers, and acquaintances from my trade all anxiously waiting to see my truck, especially because of how long it's been at the paint shop. Everyone's gonna want to see it and look it over real good. Thank goodness no one saw it but you guys last week.
I've been defending the shop from people expressing that it's been an awful long time, by repeating what the owner says to me " I WILL wow you. It's gonna be NICE!!! Feel this car, that's how smooth your truck will be after Its finished, youre gonna want to park it because it's gonna be so nice!!
So if I'm disappointed again, what should I do? Take it somewhere else? Ask him to do it better?
The shop across the street just painted a co workers 2015 dodge ram pickup bed with a really sparkly brown with no defects and he didnt need to raise any issues with the shop. No, come back later and we'll fix that. Or, sorry you truck was so dirty.
I was told that the products the detail shop used to detail my interior prior to getting it painted were responsible for some of the defects. The owner said he had to wash his hands every time he touched the interior. Why wouldn't they protect my seats, dash and floors from all the dust with plastic an masking tape? Wouldn't that have solved the issue? Aren't professionals supposed to recognise a hazard like that and take the neccessary steps to prevent that from causing problems? Aren't they supposed to wash the truck several times? Once before base coat, after wet sand, degrease before clear coat and after the final sand n polish, and before delivery for sure!! Right?
Oh, after a typical paint job don't they usually wet sand or polish the paint? This is the 3rd paint shop to try and deliver a vehicle to me before they finish. Is this typical as well?
Lastly, am I expecting too much for a $8,500 paint job for a truck with only minor scratches and chips.
I like to keep my vehicles clean and shiny, so it's gonna bug the hell out of me if every time I wash the truck I see the defects.
Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
I know my crazy! Do you?
2007 Sport 4door 4x4 4.0L SOHC V6 Ranger