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Old 03-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #1485
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That looks like a club not a body shop........


Man we have NOTHING around here that look like that.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #1486
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #1487
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Don't show that estimate to the adjuster
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #1488
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Don't show that estimate to the adjuster
oh god no - unless the adjusters number is lower. Why, do you think it'll cost more than the estimate?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #1489
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... I asked the manager if they had a separate sealed paint booth - yes. Then I asked him how often they changed the filters. His response "what? Are you in the business or something?"
BAM!

Well THAT caught him off guard! Way to respond to his answer by naming your car. That was classic!

How often they change the filters depends on how much they use the booth. However, the fact that he had an answer is a good sign and the frequency sounds good. Now whether or not he was telling the truth is up for debate but they'll probably change them before they paint YOUR car.

The waiting room is phenomenal. One would think that if they put that much money into the waiting room, the rest of the facility would be top notch too. As for the estimate, that sounds about right for just a quarter panel on a 5th Gen Camaro but I thought you had a whole side damaged, correct?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #1490
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BAM!

Well THAT caught him off guard! Way to respond to his answer by naming your car. That was classic!

How often they change the filters depends on how much they use the booth. However, the fact that he had an answer is a good sign and the frequency sounds good. Now whether or not he was telling the truth is up for debate but they'll probably change them before they paint YOUR car.

The waiting room is phenomenal. One would think that if they put that much money into the waiting room, the rest of the facility would be top notch too. As for the estimate, that sounds about right for just a quarter panel on a 5th Gen Camaro but I thought you had a whole side damaged, correct?
Yep, I got a chuckle out of his response. Both the driver's side fender and quarter panel need to be repainted.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #1491
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I didn't pay a lot of attention to how many panels were affected, but it sounds low... Adjuster may accidentally pay your deductible for you
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #1492
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I didn't pay a lot of attention to how many panels were affected, but it sounds low... Adjuster may accidentally pay your deductible for you
I agree. A tad low.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #1493
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I didn't pay a lot of attention to how many panels were affected, but it sounds low... Adjuster may accidentally pay your deductible for you
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I agree. A tad low.
That's what I thought, but not really sure. Oh and I just remembered; their paint booth fits approximately 2.5 cars
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #1494
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what shop is that? I gotta check that out. looks like a dealership lol
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #1495
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what shop is that? I gotta check that out. looks like a dealership lol
Bonnell's Collision in Erie. I didn't have a ton of time today so going down to Ivan's was a bit far.
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Alan sent me a picture of my soon-to-be door pulls

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #1497
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Ivans is nowhere near that. paint is just as good but def not showy like that....
Ill have to check that place out for sure though.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #1498
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Carbon Fiber door panels

Really not too hard of a mod to be honest. I was watching Angels and Demons while doing it so it took me a little longer. I used this DIY --> LINK which is really well done and pretty self explanatory. I had the GM instructions for how to do it, but honestly - they were pretty bad.

back of the door panel



These are the plastic "rivets" that hold the door panel in place. HUGE PITA - took me 45 minutes to get these things off. You have to use a exacto knife to kind of just trim off the tops. I broke BOTH of my exacto knives doing this. Ended up having to use my pocket knife.




This is a picture of the GM light pipe. I found it interesting that the light pipe has a bend in it. Meaning that it can go to the top of the door panel.



Picture of the door insert and the light pipe



Picture of the empty door panel



Pictures of my carbon fiber door inserts





Finished door panel



Only downside is that I *may* have screwed some of the screws in a little too far. There are like 3 or 4 little tiny pin pricks on the outside of the door panel. I loosened the screws a bit and tried to push them down. They aren't too noticeable - so I'll be able to live with them until I can find a door panel for cheap.

This is only the passenger side. Need to go to the lab for a while and do some work. I'll be tackling the driver side once I get back. Shouldn't be more than a few hours.


Oh and these have ABL which I will be getting a picture of later tonight once it gets dark.
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