Finally getting my truck painted (a horror story)

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  1. usocazy

    usocazy Senior Member

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    I had terrible paint failure on my roof and lots of other bad spots on the entire body. No major body damage so I shopped around for a reputable shop that offered a warranty at a reasonable price. $2200, 4 coats of PPG black with 4 coats of clear and bed liner. 5 year warranty on paint.

    Going factory gloss black without badges or pinstripes. At some point I'll black out the lights, get black nerf bars and a black grill. Then level and get black rims.

    Dropped it off yesterday and may have it back next Saturday. I'll keep you all posted on the quality.

    Before pics Image1475449560.991680.jpg Image1475449570.281675.jpg Image1475449579.209977.jpg Image1475449591.892988.jpg Image1475449602.751730.jpg


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    Some more before pics:
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    I have the same problem happening with my 03 right now. Seems like it just popped up overnight. I've always kept a good coat of wax on the truck, too. I just can't bring myself to spend 2k+ on a new paint job.

    Post up some after pics when you get it back!
     
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    Now that's exciting, gonna be a long week for you!
     
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    Finally getting my truck painted

    So I got the truck back and it looks pretty good. Still needs to be taken back for a wet sand and polish in the next couple of weeks.

    There is some orange peeling and a few runs but nothing that screamed out "crap job". The shops gonna make everything right.

    I'll update with pics once that's done.


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    I wish I can find a whole truck paint job for that price
     
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    So I dropped the truck off on 10/19 for the wet sand and buff being told the truck would be ready by Saturday 10/22. But when I showed up to drop the truck the shop foreman said he was told he would have until Monday 10/24 to get it done. I didn't quibble so I said Monday was good.

    My son's Explorer had some body damage so he stopped by the shop on Friday 10/21 and also checked on my truck. He didn't see it but was told 2 guys were working on it and it would be ready by Monday as promised.

    Monday comes and I'm texting the owner all day about my truck and then, finally, I get a late text saying truck isn't done but will be ready Tuesday 10/25, no question.

    So I show up at the shop on Tuesday 10/25 expecting to pick up my truck. THEY HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED ON THE WET SAND & BUFF WORK!!!!

    Now I'm pissed and talking with the shop foreman who says he can get it all done working all night. I told him to STOP and don't rush the work on my truck and gave him until Saturday 10/29 to take his time and get my truck done right.

    I start texting the owner on Friday 10/28 asking when my truck would be done. He said ready by 2:30pm 10/29.

    I show up at 2:30pm on the dot and the guy working the front desk says "your truck is not ready". More than that, they STILL haven't started on my truck. Talked with the owner and he told me he had to pull the foreman from my truck to work other priority (meaning more $$$ jobs). I told him that's a management problem and not something I need to be concerned with.

    New delivery date is Tuesday 11/01. We'll see if they deliver.


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  8. lonestar21

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    I would just take your truck from them and take it somewhere else. If they are already giving you the run around they don't deserve your business.

    I hope everything works out for you but by the way they are running things I wouldn't be surprised they do a crappy job
     
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    I could've bedlined your whole truck for close to that price. lol
     
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    That sucks man
     

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