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Old 12-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think first you should complain to your insurance company (if they were involved) - they may "authorize" you to go to a different body/paint shop. Same shop may do something to your car ... it's like complaining in a restaurant and return a dish; be careful, what they bring back to to you! LOL
Second: it's very difficult to paint plastic. A reputable body shop has to send selected workers for training, how to paint plastic. It's not just spraying a paint on it ... there is a special procedure for painting those surfaces that are plastic and flexible.
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Tell them don't let Stanley mix the paint, his seeing eye dog retired 2 weeks ago.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is where you see that there is an art to painting.
There is more to it than getting a smooth finish with no runs.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think first you should complain to your insurance company (if they were involved) - they may "authorize" you to go to a different body/paint shop. Same shop may do something to your car ... it's like complaining in a restaurant and return a dish; be careful, what they bring back to to you!
Second: it's very difficult to paint plastic. A reputable body shop has to send selected workers for training, how to paint plastic. It's not just spraying a paint on it ... there is a special procedure for painting those surfaces that are plastic and flexible.
They are either IN THE BUSINESS of painting cars or THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS. We must assume that they ARE, IN FACT, IN THE BUSINESS since they took the job on!

To take on the job if they didn't know what they were doing, what kind of outfit is that?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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just put spray on bedliner over the whole car. go out and have fun and quit bitching! just kidding, some good advice here, id never let someone say they "repaired" my car and did something like that
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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just put spray on bedliner over the whole car. go out and have fun and quit bitching! just kidding, some good advice here, id never let someone say they "repaired" my car and did something like that
A 5-Gallon container of Driveway Sealer would really help protect the car! Just use an old broom to apply it, you want the texture to be on the rough-side for more protection! Use gasoline on a rag to get the excess off the windows.

Make sure you and your friends working on it aren't smoking anything when using the gasoline.
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A 5-Gallon container of Driveway Sealer would really help protect the car! Just use an old broom to apply it, you want the texture to be on the rough-side for more protection! Use gasoline on a rag to get the excess off the windows.

Make sure you and your friends working on it aren't smoking anything when using the gasoline.
Ha ha Oh the fun and games one could have with that painting effort.
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ha ha oh the fun and games one could have with that painting effort.
lol!
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I had to have my '08 Legacy rear quarter panel, bumper and door replaced when it was new, December of '07 as a matter of fact. It was Satin White Pearl, and the bumper matched perfect. So they can give you all the stories they want about plastic painting differently, which it does. But the fact is, it should match (at least a heck of a lot better than what you have).

I would also probably start with the Insurance company and see how they want to handle it. I'd try to go somewhere else too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I would not settle for that paint job.

That looks way off judging by your pics.

I'll be d@mned if I accepted that
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