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    Default Just got my bug back from the shop

    Just got my bug back from the body/paint shop.
    I will never again take my car(s) into any body shop in Tooele.

    First, the CST shop did a great job on my Ford Fuzion Hybrid, but 1 corner of the fender keeps coming off.

    Now, I get my 1970 bug back from Pitts Auto body, and the body work was decent, but the paint job sucks butt. There are unsanded parts, and runs all over the place, and nicks and the whole thing is orange peeled.

    If I didnt pay, I couldnt get my car back, so of course I paid.
    Now, I have to finish what they started, which I should have done most of the paint stripping myself before I brought it to them, I realize now.

    Oh well.
    Time to start putting it back together.

    Will post pics soon.
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    i originally worked in bodyshops out of highschool. ime, 90% or more don't care about quality. 100% care about beating the time. if you pay one more per hr, they are more likely to spend more time on it given the same time estimate. it sounds like pitts was an appropriate name for where you took the bug.

    i used to work in a shop that did dealer work for various dealers including ford/lincoln/mercury/mercedies/bmw and a couple others. it used to kill me to do shipping damage work and have to put a **** paint job on it to match the factory, mainly ford iirc. altho when my new('85) van got delivered from chevy i was tempted to send it back because of the orange peel, so i know where you're coming from.

    it sounds like you were trying to do a lot of the work yourself and just have them spray it? that is never a good idea unless you have a good relation with the person doing the spraying at least. or you pay an inflated price.

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    Would be nice to see some pics as your pulling it together.

    It is hard to find good places. Seems like folks don't give a rat's behind unless they are small dedicated shops.

    I finally got the suspension on my truck put in...rides like a dump truck

    Exhaust pieces are coming in too. So this will be the major items taken care of

    I like tooling but wish I had more time to do it.




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    Well, this shop WAS a small shop.
    Only 3 people working there.
    But, they are all young.
    Very young.

    And the owner kid lied to me from the get go, which I didnt find out until after I had given a 500 dollar deposit and he had my car, and until the paint/clear was applied.
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