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So it's now 11/04 and I still don't have my truck. Gonna go by this afternoon to get it as ...


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Old 11-04-2016, 10:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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So it's now 11/04 and I still don't have my truck. Gonna go by this afternoon to get it as it was supposedly ready yesterday by 5pm.

I demanded that the owner be there to walk through the final inspection of my truck however he was noncommittal on his "availability" whenever I decide to show up.

I'll let you know how it all turns out to include pictures. From what I saw, the wet sand and buff were turning out ok.


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Old 11-04-2016, 05:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hopefully it looks good!
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crap still no pics, kind of like you waiting for the truck lol. Good luck


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Well you guessed it, truck still wasn't ready today when I showed up.

When I got out of my vehicle I was met by the office manager who said "you're not gonna be happy, we haven't finished your truck"!!! This was after the owner, again, telling me that it would be ready by 4pm "absolutely, no doubt about it".

Good news is that the office manager was finishing the detailing himself and promised that it would be ready at 9am tomorrow morning. Soooo, guess I'm making another trip out there tomorrow.

The paint looks good as do the blacked out lights I had them install.

Stay tuned....


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This is building up nicely. Can't wait for the final result. I would ask for a partial refund for your time wasted, gas and extra down time on your truck. Good luck though!
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lol They're doing paint and buff that far apart?

We do that shit damn near the same day. Customer never leaves with their shit until it's been buffed.....


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lol They're doing paint and buff that far apart?

We do that shit damn near the same day. Customer never leaves with their shit until it's been buffed.....
you do a cut and buff the same day a vehicle rolls out of the paint booth?

I wont even consider a cut and buff till after 24 hours and I usually try to go at least 3+ days to make sure the paint is fully cured
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Originally Posted by Demon-HeMi View Post
you do a cut and buff the same day a vehicle rolls out of the paint booth?



I wont even consider a cut and buff till after 24 hours and I usually try to go at least 3+ days to make sure the paint is fully cured


It's not even suggested for 3 months the chemicals in the paint take atleast that long to evaporate leaving the paint cured but waxing or anything during that period it traps the fumes in the paint making the lifespan shorter


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It's not even suggested for 3 months the chemicals in the paint take atleast that long to evaporate leaving the paint cured but waxing or anything during that period it traps the fumes in the paint making the lifespan shorter


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exactly, the only time I will do a cut and polish early is if the paint product says it can use it, you can cut and polish within a week and be fine but definitely not wax, I didn't put anything on the paint of my truck for at least 5 months after it was painted


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