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Old 07-12-2014, 04:22 PM
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So about a week and a half ago my jeep was hit in passenger side by a deer. Insurance obviously covered the damages which included passenger window, mirror, and body work.

I took it to my buddy who does my body work for me. I have a $500 deductible so what he did was did the work for the cost of the insurance check post-deduction so I dont have to pay anything out of pocket.

The jeep is almost ready, just waiting on the mirror. I took a look at it today and he just finished painted and wetsanding and buffing... but I can now see somewhat of small punch-out/crease sort of thing between the rear wheel well and the rear door handle... How do I approach him about it?

If I insult him to make him redo it then im obviously gonna have to pay my deductible and possibly lose the asset if anything happens again... its not THAT noticeable but I notice everything on my jeep. In a bit of a pinch here.

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Old 07-12-2014, 04:29 PM
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So about a week and a half ago my jeep was hit in passenger side by a deer. Insurance obviously covered the damages which included passenger window, mirror, and body work.

I took it to my buddy who does my body work for me. I have a $500 deductible so what he did was did the work for the cost of the insurance check post-deduction so I dont have to pay anything out of pocket.

The jeep is almost ready, just waiting on the mirror. I took a look at it today and he just finished painted and wetsanding and buffing... but I can now see somewhat of small punch-out/crease sort of thing between the rear wheel well and the rear door handle... How do I approach him about it?

If I insult him to make him redo it then im obviously gonna have to pay my deductible and possibly lose the asset if anything happens again... its not THAT noticeable but I notice everything on my jeep. In a bit of a pinch here.
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Re: How should I handle this?

Well he's not necessarily a friend... I knew him because his girlfriend and I were in the same camaro club years ago so I always use him when I need body work. It sucks... I might just suck it up and bring it to his attention.
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So about a week and a half ago my jeep was hit in passenger side by a deer. Insurance obviously covered the damages which included passenger window, mirror, and body work.

I took it to my buddy who does my body work for me. I have a $500 deductible so what he did was did the work for the cost of the insurance check post-deduction so I dont have to pay anything out of pocket.

The jeep is almost ready, just waiting on the mirror. I took a look at it today and he just finished painted and wetsanding and buffing... but I can now see somewhat of small punch-out/crease sort of thing between the rear wheel well and the rear door handle... How do I approach him about it?

If I insult him to make him redo it then im obviously gonna have to pay my deductible and possibly lose the asset if anything happens again... its not THAT noticeable but I notice everything on my jeep. In a bit of a pinch here.
Once he is finished take a look at it with him standing there and zero in on the issue area. Ask nicely if there is anything he can do to correct it. If he really did do a bad job he should offer right then and there to correct regardless of what might be required. If he doesn't then you probably wont want someone like that working on your cars in the future anyway and I would not feel bad to push the issue harder. I think it just depends on how good of a friend he may be if he is a great life long friend may not be worth losing the friendship over. Having friends do things for you do have there pluses and minuses
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Once he is finished take a look at it with him standing there and zero in on the issue area. Ask nicely if there is anything he can do to correct it. If he really did do a bad job he should offer right then and there to correct regardless of what might be required. If he doesn't then you probably wont want someone like that working on your cars in the future anyway and I would not feel bad to push the issue harder. I think it just depends on how good of a friend he may be if he is a great life long friend may not be worth losing the friendship over. Having friends do things for you do have there pluses and minuses
I think that will work best. Knowing him he will probably be upset but end up blaming his prep guy so he can keep his pride lol. If it ends up being too much of an issue i'm sure I can live with it, I don't expect the body to be perfect for the rest of it's life but since i've only had it a week I'd like to keep it good for at least a little while (aside from this incident)
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I think that will work best. Knowing him he will probably be upset but end up blaming his prep guy so he can keep his pride lol. If it ends up being too much of an issue i'm sure I can live with it, I don't expect the body to be perfect for the rest of it's life but since i've only had it a week I'd like to keep it good for at least a little while (aside from this incident)
Just remember if its something that you are going to notice everytime you look at the jeep and its going to eat at you better to get it fixed properly. good luck
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So the body work was fixed... looks good but my biggest fear came true. Because we repainted the new paint is a very very slightly darker tint then the original paint because of the age and fade of the original. Kinda sucks.
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