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Old 09-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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&$%&++ auto shops!*

So I haven't been on here for a while and I thought I'd share with you guys my most recent horrible experience.... My air conditioner stopped working last winter so few months ago I decided to take it into the local shop for their AC service special..... After a few hours they call me and let me know my interior was a whopping 38 degrees and I'm ready to go....(just neededcharge).. Well when I got home and try to get out of the car my door wouldn't open! This is what I found

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They lifted my car from the weak spots near the tires! I immediately took the car back and the shop owner let me know that he would have his body guys take care of it. His first words were "ahhh, well we have a new tech working here,we were trying 2 keep r eyes on him."....grrrrr
So after a week I got the vehicle back and they blended paint fairly well, but, overspray everywhere.... Hood ,roof, fenders, doorjams, everything now feels like sandpaper....Grrrrrrr!!!
I just now took it back to the shop and the owner followed me to the body shop where I pinpointed every single problem and now my car will hopefully be repaired next week....
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At least they're not giving you a hard time about it, and seem to realize they're at fault. Could be worse man, just sayin'.
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At least they're not giving you a hard time about it, and seem to realize they're at fault. Could be worse man, just sayin'.
+1... Shop owner is definitely an honest good guy no complaints there just frustrated
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+1... Shop owner is definitely an honest good guy no complaints there just frustrated
Totally understandable. Sounds like you were alot more level headed than i would've been, if i saw that on my car. Good luck with the fix man.
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Same thing happened to me
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Shoula went dealer
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Got car back couple days ago...still has overspray, now electrical problems too and windowtint bubbling...seems to be a never-ending nightmare ...just called my insurance co.........grrrrrrr
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I have been in the body shop business for years. You need to call your local high line dealers in your area BMW Mercedes. Porsche and find out who the dealer refers there work to. These dealers will endorse a body shop due to the quality of work due to they are working on their customers 100k cars. At this point I would find a detail shop that clay bars and try and remove the overspray. You can get triple 000 steel wool and do the glass exterior yourself. If you have any questions PM me
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I have been in the body shop business for years. You need to call your local high line dealers in your area BMW Mercedes. Porsche and find out who the dealer refers there work to. These dealers will endorse a body shop due to the quality of work due to they are working on their customers 100k cars. At this point I would find a detail shop that clay bars and try and remove the overspray. You can get triple 000 steel wool and do the glass exterior yourself. If you have any questions PM me
GoodAdvise..thanks
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Things like this are a reason I avoid all shops except for a select few that are specialty performance shops.

Also you could have recharged your AC yourself in 5 minutes with a $20 can of R134 from any auto parts store...
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Things like this are a reason I avoid all shops except for a select few that are specialty performance shops.

Also you could have recharged your AC yourself in 5 minutes with a $20 can of R134 from any auto parts store...
Yes, the R134 irony sunk in immediately, thanks 4 the reminder
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