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violaGT3

Help, Paint Shop Screwed My Car!?!

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I had the front end redone as well as the ground effects. I went to put the under-body panels back on the car that I had off to do some work and get the car painted and I saw that they let loose with an automatic self tapping screw gun all the way along my side skirts! I am really looking for someone with some imagination. I am mortified and speechless. You could probably add a little pissed to that. Has this happened to anyone before. Please give me ideas here can they even repair the metal to prevent rust? I sincerely doubt it as factory holes for ground effects cuase premature rust. This is supposed to be the premier body shop in KC. Most of the high end Stealers use them???

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Could you PM me with the name of the shop. I am having some paint work done at the end of the month and want to make sure it isn't the same shop.

Sorry I can't help with the problem

Todd

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I had the front end redone as well as the ground effects. I went to put the under-body panels back on the car that I had off to do some work and get the car painted and I saw that they let loose with an automatic self tapping screw gun all the way along my side skirts! I am really looking for someone with some imagination. I am mortified and speechless. You could probably add a little pissed to that. Has this happened to anyone before. Please give me ideas here can they even repair the metal to prevent rust? I sincerely doubt it as factory holes for ground effects cuase premature rust. This is supposed to be the premier body shop in KC. Most of the high end Stealers use them???

ViolaGT3,

Based on your description of the body shop using self-tapping screws I share your concern for future possible corrosin/rusting. DId the shop tell you if they used a silicone like sealer on the threads of the the screws before assembly?? Are the screws stainless steel?? If the answer is no to both questions, then you could request they reinstall the srews with the silicone sealer and that should help prevent future problems, although I don't understand why they wouldn't have used the clips or adhesive tape I understand Porsche recooends for the installation if they are a "high-end" shop.

Good luck!! Demosan :cheers:

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I had the front end redone as well as the ground effects. I went to put the under-body panels back on the car that I had off to do some work and get the car painted and I saw that they let loose with an automatic self tapping screw gun all the way along my side skirts! I am really looking for someone with some imagination. I am mortified and speechless. You could probably add a little pissed to that. Has this happened to anyone before. Please give me ideas here can they even repair the metal to prevent rust? I sincerely doubt it as factory holes for ground effects cuase premature rust. This is supposed to be the premier body shop in KC. Most of the high end Stealers use them???

ViolaGT3,

Based on your description of the body shop using self-tapping screws I share your concern for future possible corrosin/rusting. DId the shop tell you if they used a silicone like sealer on the threads of the the screws before assembly?? Are the screws stainless steel?? If the answer is no to both questions, then you could request they reinstall the srews with the silicone sealer and that should help prevent future problems, although I don't understand why they wouldn't have used the clips or adhesive tape I understand Porsche recooends for the installation if they are a "high-end" shop.

Good luck!! Demosan :cheers:

Hi well they did not say one word to me about it I just went to put the under body panel back on and I saw shiney little bolt/screw heads all the way down the side of my car? I am really not happy at all. I cannot believe that they would do it and then not to tell me. that they drilled about 20 or so holes in the bottom of my car. I don't understand why they did anything in the first place with out contacting me about the matter?????

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"A Little pissed off" ?... I would be furious. I am really sorry to hear about your ordeal.

I have had a few similar issues over the years, and I think it really sucks!!! What aggravates me even more is that when you bring up the issue they act like it is not a big deal. If you demand refund/compensation, they just send you to their liability insurance company. Every time this has happened to me, I have backed off because I did not have time to deal with it.

I have always wondered if we could create a "renntech retaliation fund". We could put up several hundred $ per person to get a descent amount to retain a national law firm which could deal with all those assholes. Even if they keep all of what they collect, I would be happy to make my point!

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Viola,

I would seriously consider getting an attorney. What they did has devalued your car. That is totally unacceptable. Sue everyone and see what sticks. Believe me they won't like having to appear in court

I'm not "sue happy" but your case is worth it.

I'm sorry that happened to you.

Phillipj

Edited by phillipj

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Um... if you read the Porsche TSBs for installing the Aerokit side skirts - the instructions say to screw the side panels to the chassis.

"Using a hand drill and a phillips head bit, screw in the 3.5 x 16 countersunk sheetmetal screws for the retaining strips."

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Um... if you read the Porsche TSBs for installing the Aerokit side skirts - the instructions say to screw the side panels to the chassis.

"Using a hand drill and a phillips head bit, screw in the 3.5 x 16 countersunk sheetmetal screws for the retaining strips."

PICT0998.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Vi...T3/PICT0998.jpg

Would you call the entire skirt the retaining strip? I'll have a look at my Parts CD. But the kit is factory installed and it never had all these screws in it like this.

P.S. sorry about the dirty picture but had the car out in the messy roads and haven't cleaned it up yet. = (

Edited by ViolaGT3

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