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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Subaru, Paint, SUV
#22 of 71 Re: Subaru B9 Tribeca Paint Gold Paint Problems [jerrys2]
Sep 17, 2009 (10:40 am)
Don't rush them, in fact make sure they take their time, let that new paint bake properly.
kan3: may have been me, but who cares, the important thing is SoA stepped up. Glad to hear it.
Sep 17, 2009 (1:50 pm)
yea lucky they responded
Ateixeira..was urs repainted??
#24 of 71 Re: reply [tribeca_06]
Sep 18, 2009 (7:35 am)
No, we have a Forester, it's been fine.
I've had other cars painted (Miata) and the job wasn't very thorough. They damaged some trim and forgot to replace a wheel hub that was scratched.
I calmly spoke to the supervisor, asked for a replacement trim piece (they tried to epoxy it back together), and the wheel hub cover, and told them to take their time.
When body shops rush the results show it.
#25 of 71 Re: reply [ateixeira]
Sep 18, 2009 (11:45 am)
ohh, was there a a bad paint job on your mazda like the Tribeca b/c of the company or just age? Yea gotta be careful with auto shops
#26 of 71 Re: reply [tribeca_06]
Sep 18, 2009 (1:44 pm)
That poor car...
Being so small it was hit 3 or 4 different times. I had so many repainted panels that there were 5 shades of white on her.
The body shops that rushed would break trim pieces and forget things. One forgot a bolt that you could see in the door jamb, obvious stuff.
I just learned never to rush a body shop, in fact tell them to take their time and dot all the i's, cross all the t's.
#27 of 71 Re: reply [ateixeira]
Sep 18, 2009 (1:50 pm)
ohh wow. yea oyu gotta pick a good shop and make sure they take their time...hows your car now?
#28 of 71 Problem with painting
Sep 19, 2009 (6:38 pm)
The problem with re-painting the body is that when it comes time to sell/trade it, the purchaser will assume there was body work done on the car. The value will degrade with the paint job, IMHO.
Of course if you decide to keep it till the wheels fall off, then it does not matter anyway.
#29 of 71 Re: Problem with painting [aaykay]
Sep 20, 2009 (7:47 am)
yeah true you would have to tell the buyer about it i guess but you can tell them the hole story with all the backup information i got about this whole thing, but i just want it down b/c i cant stand the swirls and white marks.
#30 of 71 Re: Problem with painting [tribeca_06]
Sep 20, 2009 (8:59 am)
That depends on who the buyer is but a body re-painting *will* reduce the value of your vehicle. Even if you show them the backup information, it will still not prove that there was other work done on it and this was used to cover it up.
Bottomline, in the used car market, people are VERY leery and even a hint of a problem will cause them to either low-ball for a significant discount or just walk away to an example which does not have such a history.
Also, a body repainting, however well or expertly done, can be detected by people experienced in such things, in 2 seconds. I personally was amazed when the people at a dealership detected a small re-painting on some body panels on a car I sold over 10 years back, even though the work was professionally done and the car bought back to the pre-accident status (I personally could not detect the re-painting, even though I knew the precise location of where it was done).
#31 of 71 Re: Problem with painting [aaykay]
Sep 20, 2009 (11:51 am)
true, true. I plan on keeping the car long anyway and when i do sell it will prob have other problems then new paint. I cant stand the way it looks now and so it has to be done so if i get Subaru to pay for the damage with little hassle has then that woudld be amazing! By the way, did you have yours done, or?