What do I do?

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by flat6buster, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. flat6buster

    flat6buster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So I had some paintwork done on the other car (sorry not a Merc) at the end of January. The car immediately went into a garage for some engine work thereafter and I only got it back from there 3 weeks or so ago.

    I am disappointed to see the results of the paint job. Admittedly it was done on a budget but as you can see from the photo below its now a total patchwork quilt. The colour difference is as shown - those are not shadows! It is not limited to the bonnet unfortunately but also rear wing and front wing x 2 and drivers door.

    Question 1 is - is this a really rubbish paint match that is completely avoidable or is it one of those things when you spray an old bus?

    If its avoidable then:

    Question 2 is do I a) get lairy and demand money back or a new paint job/rectification or b) say, oh well you get what you pay for and mark it up to experience?
     

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  2. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    I would expect any paintjob to last more than 5 months. You say you had it done on a budget, was it just a dustover to assist a resale or something?

    I would certainly get it back to the bodyshop pronto and see what they say.
     
  3. Charles Morgan

    Charles Morgan MB Club Veteran

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    Certainly a terrible job, depends on how much you paid for it whether it was bad value for money though.

    Take it back.
     
  4. nigel cross

    nigel cross Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks like they skimped on the paint, go back and have a word.
     
  5. ghouluk

    ghouluk Active Member

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    if the budget was less than 150.00 then i'd say you got about the job you paid for....any more and i'd be back there....actually i'd be back there anyways, i could do a better job than that with rattle cans and cuttinng compound.
     
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    flat6buster

    flat6buster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    To be fair there was a rust repair to the base of the a pillar then the work also mention in the OP. I spent a grand + VAT and feel a bit miffed really. Trouble is I have moved and they are now 200 miles away.

    Never will sell this car unless hell has frozen over so whilst I asked for as good a price as I could get it wasn't for a botch job for resale.
     

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