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Old 03-12-2006, 11:22 PM   #1
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i took my car to get painted the other day i was getting a nice blue the guy ended up painting it silver again. now he told me i have to wait 2 weeks for him to repaint it which i think is a load of ***t. so anyone know what i could do ive already paid for the job and he wrote on the recipt no charge whole car repaint. also on the recipt it says paint car and then the color blue i chose. now should i start calling tomarow n see if i can get him to change the color or what?

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At least he admitted the mistake and will repaint for free. What'* the reason for 2 weeks? Is he that booked?
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Is this a local shop or part of a chain like Macco? Good to hear the guy will repaint it but understandly your po'd
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no the reason for the 2 weeks is that "the paint has to dry first" which is total crap but anyways i think he wants me to keep the silver so he doesnt have to do the work over again and lose money. btw it was a earl scheib place. the car came out perfect in silver it just wasnt the color i wanted and i really need to know if i should wait the two weeks and then call him or just call him monday and complain. anyone have any advice
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actually, when a car is painted it takes weeks to completely dry, so he really isint lying to you, not allowing the clear to completely set could make a lot of unnecessary work, time, and money, the silver can be used as primer for your new coat but could be damaged if sanded to soon, waiting 2 weeks seems about right to me
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actually, when a car is painted it takes weeks to completely dry, so he really isint lying to you, not allowing the clear to completely set could make a lot of unnecessary work, time, and money, the silver can be used as primer for your new coat but could be damaged if sanded to soon, waiting 2 weeks seems about right to me
Ditto.. This is the same reason you can't go thru a car wash for the next 2 weeks. It will ruin what is there now. If he paints over it too soon you will have flaks coming off all over the car and the paintjob will look horendous. If he is willing o fix it for free, let him fix it. There is an art to painting a car, and if not followed closely, you will end up with a paintjob you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.
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no the reason for the 2 weeks is that "the paint has to dry first"
compleat and total CRAP!!!! it could have bee repainted the next day, hell I have repainted panles right after taking the car out of the booth and realizing a problem or mistake
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okay thanks guys i will wait the two weeks and see how it comes out ill let you know. btw it rained today is that real bad for the paint?
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**** now that peterg said that it can be redone right there im not sure what i should do.
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ok to clear things up, yes the paint will still be drying after to weeks, infact it takes months for paint to compleatly cure (not dry) solvent takes along time to compleatly leave the paint its self, however that being said once the paint is DRY (not wet, doesnt mean cured) it can be resanded and resprayed. infact it takes less sanding if done right away because of the fact that the paint is still curing the new paint will bond better chemicaly and doesnt need quite as much mechanical bond.

I myself would not have accepted it and told the guy to have it fixed for me within the next day or two after the original pick up date.
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