Andrew 2.8i wrote:andyd wrote:In case anyone wonders why I sold the Sierra, I had a detailer come around to look at a small area of paint at the top of the 'A' pillar that was repaired by the longterm owner prior to 2015. It was a fairly good job, but in the right light you could see something had gone on there.
Confident he could improve the apperance with a machine polish, he then burnt through the paint Everytime I went to get in it it caught my eye, wishing I hadn't bothered or he said he he didn't want to sort it......Lesson learned!!
I can see why you wouldn't want to keep the Sierra. Something like that would niggle a perfectionist like you and no doubt give you some sleepless nights! Now you have a car that the good Doc has had sorted...it's a vision of perfection!
It's no real consolation, but do you get compensation friom the detailer in a situation like that?
I almost asked my son to do it as he has done machine polishing etc, but that would have been worse for me if he had of done the same thing....This can go wrong quite easily if not done correctly.
The detailer was distraught as he just wanted to help and offered to pay half the repair cost a mobile painter quoted me to paint approx quarter of the roof and blend in. But he wasn't 100% sure he could do a good enough job on it which I didn't want to hear
I probably could have kicked up a real fuss about it but the end result would have been the same, a car with new and old paint.
That's the trouble with original paint it will be quite thin due to years of polishing etc.