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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Body Shop Woes...

I'll post what I posted on the G5 club site a few days ago... this was Wednesdays Post >>>>Okay, well, the 5 is back in the body shop... I'm hoping they can get the front fascia to match this time around. That and get all their friggen tape residue off the hood and door areas. I'm not taking it back this time unless I can see it in the sunlight and judge for myself instead of just taking it because they say its done and the insurance will take the rental back.

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Now on to what is happening now...
So anyways, here it is, Saturday night, and still no G5 back from the shop. Thursday they called and said complete. So I go up there to get it, but before I take it back I look at it, all the f'in did was blend three inches of the bumper to the body!!! You can literally see the paint go from Competition yellow to that green tinted crap that was on there before. WTF?!?!?!? The body shop mgr said that is what I asked him to do, WHICH IS A Pile of HORSE SHIT! Anyways, not pleased I go and find the person in charge of the entire organization. I sit down with him, explain the story of how it was in a wreck, I got the GT bumper, and it doesn't match in color, and the fact that everyone else that looks at it, sees ONE coat of paint on the bumper. Also the fact that Jim, the body shop mgr said it would be Fixed, and me thinking Fixed is just that, not jerry rigged. This guy Bruce, said "I've had a bad day, and I know you have been coming here for a while now, but I don't want to make the wrong decision, I'll either kick you out and tell you never to come back, or I'll fix it! but today is a bad day, been dealing with stupid, I'll give you a call tomorrow at 10A..." Well Friday gets here and no call. So after the Mgr mtg at work, I drive to the dealer to check it out (its 11A) the car is on the lift, and bumper is off... Bruce drives up, and says "we're repainting the entire bumper" then drives off in his golf cart. WTF, where did he come from and how'd he know I was driving my dad's truck???

Needless to say, if it isn't fixed this time, I'm calling Channel 9's Eyewitness news complaint line to get a crew out there to find out why the shady and shoddy work is going on there and it WILL be fixed at their cost, not mine! The insurance paid for new paint on 2/3 of the car, and all I got was one coat of paint on a black plastic bumper...


Here is a pic of what it looked like before going back to the shop, as you can see, it doesn't match at all
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Wow man that sucks. I can't stand lazy crappy people that think they can get away with crap like that.
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I know right, How can you do a job, and then look at it and say, eh, no one will notice, then call and say its done. Then get pissed when someone notices...
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Yeah it's sad. There are lots of businesses that pull that crap.
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used to be people cared about what they did, and you would think with the economy the way it is, they would again or fear loosing business...
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whats their number, i'll call them up



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i had so much trouble with my paintwork its not even funny. seems like the only people that care about teh quality of their work are the ones who get paid aLOT

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We guarentee our work, if it doesn't match, we redo it...most of the time we redo it without the customer even knowing that it didn't match...thats why our shop is #1 in the Maritimes, not bad for only having a total of 10 people working there, and thats counting the manager,detailer and estimator


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Maybe its just me but what doesnt match? The car looks fine man... But I get where you are coming from with the garage bs. Always something. Over the years I have switched from Garage to Garage until I found someone that I dont mnd working on my cars because they are cheap, upfront, and always on time with their work. No bs

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^^^Dude maybe your computer monitor is off or something. that bumper does not match at all lol
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