December 23, 2009I need advice from expert painters, I know there are a few lurking these boards.
I tried a new body shop for a collision I recently had. From beginning to end this has been a nightmare. For anyone easy going about truck appearances it would most likely be fine, however I am extremely particular.
The truck is a 2007 in excellent condition, I have always hand washed and taken many steps to limit swirls.
The front bumper cover, left fender and rear box were painted. The fender and bumper cover were both replaced and the box was repaired. Now all over these newly painted body parts are terrible swirls. The body shop told me after waiting 30 days and then waxing it the swirls will be gone. I disagree, but he told me I never painted a car before so I wouldn`t know. Is he telling the truth, or was this indeed b/s?
Also some paint imperfections I would be ok with. However after I inspected it closer on my own time when I wasn`t being rushed by the body shop I noticed there are dimples, dirt and other numerous paint imperfections.
The color seems to be ok. Its hard to tell as shop presented it to me in the dark and then pulled in doors at my request and then it was covered in condensation.
Bumper gaps are off. Left side is 2" to fender Right is 1" to fender. Had new left headlamp and left fog installed. Looks goofy with these new and the other right side parts dull, why wouldn`t they polish them...
I am waiting for return call from my insurance appraiser, hopefully he can help me out...
Any tips advice would be cool