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Old 09-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Angry Crappy paint job

So last week I took my '74 Camaro to Day 1 Paint & Body shop. Today I picked it up and brought it home. Upon further inspaection it was a horrible job. There was paint dripping in some spots, they didn't remove the hedlights or moldings so now there's paint all over them. There's cracking in the paint and the small part that was rusted was just painted over they did'nt even boter sanding it out. My door panels got painted and weren't put back on correctly so know they're hanging off. My front original leather seats that were in perfect condition now have paint on them. I expected more for $1300. Sorry for the rant but I'm just pissed. :(
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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you have every right to be way more than pissed!
if it was me, id be down there tomorrow. DEMANDING my money back.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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The problem is I go off to college tommorrow so i won't be able to go there personally. But my dad is just as pissed off about it as i am. So he'll be taking it back and demanding that they fix it. But for now i don't have a car to get around in. No car means no job which means no money for school. And i also forgot to mention that they broke my control for the alarm but it's a good thing I have a spare.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:12 AM   #4
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you have every right to be way more than pissed!
if it was me, id be down there tomorrow. DEMANDING my money back.

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Go get your money back...

You should not stand for that... Hell, Maaco does a better job than that...
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:16 AM   #5
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Go get your money back...

You should not stand for that... Hell, Maaco does a better job than that...
I just thought they'd do a better job they fancy themselves as classic car experts. All the other cars they have there look better. I just don't know why they did this to my car.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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Sorry you got that back like that

Take it back up there and ask to talk to the manager and
show him all the spots that ur not happy with like all of it,
and ask for your money back. He may want to paint it again,
that would be up to you if you would let them try again
I would try and get that money back.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:42 AM   #7
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Take it back up there and ask to talk to the manager and
show him all the spots that ur not happy with like all of it,
and ask for your money back. He may want to paint it again,
that would be up to you if you would let them try again
I would try and get that money back.
Dude get your money back and paint it yourself! I'll even come help for the money! LoL! Jp
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But $1300 is nothing. To get factory expect to spend 5-10k.

Sometimes it's also best to do a lot of your own prep work etc.
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It may not be much but how long will it last and no matter how you spend...who wants a second rate paint job on their car???
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hopefully your dad has some luck dealing with them.
its stories like this that have me researching installations instructions, manuals, and talking with experts so i can do as many things as i can on my own. plus i like doing the work myself anyways.

its sad to see a fellow 2nd gen owner get screwed over, best of luck to you with your car and school.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:40 AM   #11
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So last week I took my '74 Camaro to Day 1 Paint & Body shop. Today I picked it up and brought it home. Upon further inspaection it was a horrible job. There was paint dripping in some spots, they didn't remove the hedlights or moldings so now there's paint all over them. There's cracking in the paint and the small part that was rusted was just painted over they did'nt even boter sanding it out. My door panels got painted and weren't put back on correctly so know they're hanging off. My front original leather seats that were in perfect condition now have paint on them. I expected more for $1300. Sorry for the rant but I'm just pissed. :(
Dude...take that shit back and go in with your dad. Let him do the talking if you must, but take it back. Give them two options....fix it or refund. Make a not of all the jacked up spots BEFORE you go in and make sure they know that you are serious. Advise them that small claims court is but a filing of papers away and you'd be happy to take their ass in.

Let them know you will report them to the better business bureau and it won't stop. Just tell them to hold true to their promise or EVERYONE you know will know the crappy job they did....along w/ the entire Internet world
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It sucks that I won't be there but my dad is pretty good at negotiating. I guess this experience just teaches me that no one cares about my car as much as I do. For sure I'll do it myself next time. And they lost themselves another job my dad was planning on taking his car there.... That will never happen now!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:42 AM   #13
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Definitely see what they can do to remedy the situation.

I wouldn't expect much though. 99 times out of 100 you get what you pay for.

If someone offered to build you a 400+ hp motor for $500 I would walk away. You'd end up with something that wouldn't even run.

Good luck. Post pics.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:33 AM   #14
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Take it back, or go to small claims court. Also do you have it broken down what they would do when they repainted in writing. Also 1300 is a bit cheap, I am sorry I would have been wary of that price.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:44 AM   #15
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:32 PM   #16
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So last week I took my '74 Camaro to Day 1 Paint & Body shop. Today I picked it up and brought it home. Upon further inspaection it was a horrible job. There was paint dripping in some spots, they didn't remove the hedlights or moldings so now there's paint all over them. There's cracking in the paint and the small part that was rusted was just painted over they did'nt even boter sanding it out. My door panels got painted and weren't put back on correctly so know they're hanging off. My front original leather seats that were in perfect condition now have paint on them. I expected more for $1300. Sorry for the rant but I'm just pissed. :(
Dang $1,300 for that?? Macco will do a better job for $400
I would definatly take it back and see if they would fix the problems first, and then if they wouldn't I would say see you in Court!!!!
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^^ that's exactly what i was thinking.. take pictures and post them as well as keep them for the court if they did do serious damage to your headlights or to your leather. get your money back and sue their ass dude.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:56 PM   #18
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What does the painter drive? I'm very curious.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:35 PM   #19
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But $1300 is nothing. To get factory expect to spend 5-10k.

Sometimes it's also best to do a lot of your own prep work etc.
I dont know about that, The lime green car you see on the left of me i restored from the ground up and the ****er that took the car to put the cheater corners on it and the new trunk and floor panels left it outside after i had spend countless hours sanding and priming the car, it rusted through and i had to start over again, ran out of time and took it to a body shop for him to re-paint, quit my job to helf with the work.. just finished it three days before i had to move. I wanted to kill the welder
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Sorry to hear about the lousy paint job, but as a bodyshop owner for 24 years, let me just say: $1300 is not what a quality job costs. Depending on the condition of the car you should expect to pay $5000 or more. Hell, the cost of the materials from my Dupont supplier will run at least $800! I won't do "cheap" paint jobs. That's what MAACO is for. I like the old saying: "The quality of work done for nothing is usually equal to the fee."
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Hello,

Sorry about your experience, however, you do get what you pay for and $1,300 is not anywhere near what a quality paint job costs, especially if you were thinking it would be a complete tear down and paint job. As stated above you get the quality of the work equal to the amount paid.

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Hello,

Sorry about your experience, however, you do get what you pay for and $1,300 is not anywhere near what a quality paint job costs, especially if you were thinking it would be a complete tear down and paint job. As stated above you get the quality of the work equal to the amount paid.

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this is old. and yes i got what I paied for. But I honestly expected better, especially from seeing the other cars they had. Oh well it's in the past and the car still looks better than it did before.
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Is this is the same car you have for sale? Looking at the pictures it didn't need paint.
yes it is. Pictures do the car more justice. trust me it's not terrible but it is bad enough.
Either way the car was never meant to be a garage queen. I drive it daily and it's still running strong.
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I don't know what you guys are talking about concerning the price...I've had cars painted for 1,000 dollars and it was a great job, as good as factory anyway.
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When you're going to them, tell them you moderate a Camaro community of about 21k members. Your bad word about them goes pretty far.
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