So I paint the parts. They came out really nice. i was quite proud of how they looked. Had a little issue with the existing paint as I didn't want to strip everything to bare. After discussing it with BASF technical department a suggestion was made to coat with an isolater like a waterborn primer. Did that and as I said it worked real well.
Customer stopped by and said to not even buff the panels to remove the 3 dust specks in them.
So Friday comes around and it is install the parts day. Had a little issue trying to line up the front headlamp brace mounting bar. Reamed the holes and we were good to go.
They finish the install, take it outside to give it a sponge bath prior to calling the customer to pick it up. They tell me it is all done. I go outside to inspect it and notice a piece of fender n=beading sitting in the bed of the truck. I ask where it belongs, and get blank stares and "I don't know!!" Now if they took it off the truck, they should remember where it came from, right ?? After I walk around it, I notice that it belongs in between the fender and the lower cowl.
Upon further inspection, I NOTICE SCRATCHES WHERE THE FRONT FENDER MEETS THE ROCKER AND ALSO NEAR THE REAR FENDER !!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH. And the scratches are so deep I can see the primer underneath the paint.
This is where my comments should be posted in flame suit central !!!! Suffice it to say that I was not pleased............
I directed them to install the beading and touch up the scratches.
I'm told that it is fixed. I notice the scratches are still there. I ask about them and I hear, "Oh were we supposed to do that too ??" That was when I really went balistic !!!!
Needless to say, they have tomorrow off without pay. I will fix it my damn self. And they get 1 more chance before I am working solo again !!!!!!!
Hey F Fred, get them fields plowed and head south, I got a job for you.......... Smitty, it is only a short 5 hour drive down I-95 if you don't have anything to do.......