I just need to vent. Let me first show you a timeline of events.
September 2002 - Accident, Goes to Fairfax AutoBody
December 2002 - Get Car back, paint job looks good, painted Entire Driver side of car, front and rear bumper, and trunk.
December 2002 - Someone backs their truck into my rear quarterpannel
January 2003- Car goes to Fairfax Autobody, Painted rear quarter panel again, and Painted passenger rear door because of scratches they forgot to fix from the first accident. From what I can remember paint looked ok.
March 2003 - Leak in trunk, take it back they try to fix it and end up repainting rear quarter pannel again.
I then notice clear coat runs from them re-painting the quarter pannel after trying to fix the leak. But don't want to go back right away because its such a hassle.
September 2003, Right driver door develps a 1" bubble in the paint and also notice small little bubbles at top of door. So I figure now I will take it back and get everything fixed. From my quick inspection at dusk everything look alright, but their really wasn't much light.
October 2003, detailing car, I notice the small bubbles on the driver side still exist, and I also notice other errors in the driver side door, and the paint finish has a bad texture. I also notice the rear driver side door looks like it got sprayed with blend or something and has rough spots. I then noticed the clear coat runs still exist, although not as many. I also later see the car in the sun light and see my rear passenger side door is a different shade of blue then the front passenger door (maybe it faded or wasn't blended right). And one last thing, I notice the same small bubbles from the drivers door, on the rear right quarter pannel.
So today I take it to the shop and they don't give me a rental car, even though every other time they have. I call my insurance company and they side with the shop, saying the paint job met industry standards and I took a long time to find problems with the paint. I said, if thats industry standards those are some low standards, and it takes more then a 5 min glance at the car in the dark to find problems, it needs to be washed and looked at in the right light and all that.
So basiclly the car is getting re-painted, its going to probably be a half ass, **** this guy paint job, and I have to pay for the rental car. I am just gonna have to pay some good paint shop to paint the car the right way, all because body shops and insurance companies could care less about their customers and their cars. screw them all!