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Old 7th January 2010, 12:12   #31
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But this undetected surface won't produce bubbles overnight.
Yes it will within couple of days of painting, especially if exposed to sun. New paint will react with old paint/material - No one can predict that and thats all i meant. One of the main reason why i dont recommend over coat, esp for old paints. Materials have changed radically over the years and sometimes result in bad reactions.

Paint drips, no excuse but there are ways to correct it also!

Am not sure about pricing in TVM these days, so cant comment on that. I still believe its better to get things sorted out by the same workshop than to run to a new one, new one also will not take responsibility later on, if things go wrong. Or he will have to go for a complete job from scratch.

I seriously dont understand why your friend paid up and then went to another garage for electrical job, for that matter any job, he should have just insisted that it NEEDS to be fixed!
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I seriously dont understand why your friend paid up and then went to another garage for electrical job, for that matter any job, he should have just insisted that it NEEDS to be fixed!
You wont burn your hands twice in the same fire will you? How can you expect to resubmit your beloved car to some one who doesn't know the oil sump capacity of an Ambassador and know to wire a headlight properly.
I managed to buy some information from an insider. (Money can do miracles !). So here are the details that I got.
The Amby was there as a trainer kit for Rookies! The main workers were dispatched on high tech cars and the apprentices were let loose on my friends car. The main electrician was asked to stand around every time my friend visited and the actual electrical work was done by apprentices. The dents on the side was caused by the workers fixing the rear bumper. Was it done because it was just an Ambassador and my friend paid hard cash instead of plastic money?

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Hi Adrain, That is a real sloppy paint job. Is this workshop some where near to Maruthankuzhi- PTP nagar. It will be great, if you can let us know about the same, so that in future we can be careful enough.
You got it right Remu. No harm in visiting this workshop. But take good care that this guy doesn't take you for a ride. Always make sure that you work is being carried out by experts and that you are not getting a bearing change for a squeaky fan belt ! Stay with them during the work.

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Your call at the end of the day, and i definitely NOT agree to bribing a worker with money to get inside info!

Are you sure the insider gave the right info, coz the last i know the electrical work was outsourced. This was a few years back.

Anyways good of you to notify this here and as you mentioned people will be more careful when dealing with them.
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Your call at the end of the day, and i definitely NOT agree to bribing a worker with money to get inside info!

Are you sure the insider gave the right info, coz the last i know the electrical work was outsourced. This was a few years back.
This friend of mine was subjected to mental torture and is in a financial crisis only because of my advice to take his car to this workshop. I will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this and that is what friends are for. If you were in a situation like this, wouldn't you take responsibility or will you turn your back to your friend Jaggu?
As to your second para, the workshop has a visiting electrician. But the electrical work is carried out inside the workshop. If it was outsourced, why did the workshop post a labor charge for electrical fittings in its invoice instead of producing the invoice of the concerned firm like he did for wheel balancing and servicing? Ask any person who has taken his car to this workshop and you will find this out .As to the info I got; Didn't it explain the hand tool dent I mentioned about?
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