Sorry ive not updated for a while but been having major issues with the car, i was hoping that they would be sorted out and that i would not even mention then but they have not unfortunatly.
Car was collected from Stylehaus 2 weeks ago, Steve was not there when we went to get the car as he had to go to a wedding reception and left his 16 year apprentice to greet us, initially the car looked amazing so we pushed it out of the workshop, a cheque for £4000 was given to the apprentice so that he could get on his way.
Once we started strapping the car down we started to notice imperfections with the car first one or two then more and more.
So i call Steve... no answer, send a message to say that iam not happy with the job and could he or the apprentice pop down so that the car could be put back in the unit! no answer... try calling again ... no answer... send a message saying that i do not want to take the car away... no answer, try calling again... no answer... send a messge saying that i wont be leaving until i hear from him.
Finally after waiting over an hour i get a call saying that there is no way anybody can come back and that i would need to take the car away and bring it back the following day... bear in mind that it is 60 miles each way.
So we take the car home andf the following dday i travel to back to Stylehaus without the car, and tell Steve what iam not happy with.. i got a blank look and an explaination that it is difficult to paint a car with a roll cage??? and then i was asked what "we" were going to do with it.
I left it that he would call me and let me know what he wanted to do to rectify the issues, i then heard nothing so tried to call but go no answer, then received a message saying he had been to the cinema and would call tomorrow, guess what no call and when i tried to call no answer! this was nearly 2 weeks ago now and i have heard nothing! needless to say i have stopped the payment.
Since then we have been over the car and found at least 50 defects with the paint job, iam really dispapointed firstly that he has even let the car come out in the condition that it is in, secondly that he tried to charge me £4000 for it and lastly at the fact that he has chosen to just ignore me now. I have used Steve before and he did a cracking job, he has produced some amazing work so i really dont know what has happened.
Anyway here are some of the bits iam not happy with please bear in mind that i wanted a show car finish to match the level of attention to detail we have already gone into with the car and that is why it was taken to stylehaus in the first place.
Insde of bootlid, where it was cable tied shut the paint has just come off and you can see the original yellow paint underneath which is stil shiney!
More spots of original yellow paint on bootlid
We have later discovered that the inside of the doors and fuel cap are the same and the paint is already coming off to reveal the original colours underneath!
Number plate hole in bootlid welded up but just left with the bare weld on the inside, even has the welding wire still sticking out of it
Run on rear light recess
Boot floor has not been cleaned out before painting
Old seam sealer burnt during cage fitment just painted over
Various marks in the cage and rear quarters, looks like the airline touched the wet paint
N/S rear quarter has a hand brushed patch on it?
Runs on cage, there are about 5 in total
Marks on rear pillars as well as paint being very thin and silver showing through
Cockpit floor not cleaned before being painted, you can see a pile of dirt under the seat mounts!
All panels, boot, wings and doors have either been burnt through by the buffer on thr corners or put down on the corners, either way they have all been touched in by brush in a different shade of white and with dirt in.
Chip in the door which has been touched in
Various runs in engine bay
Dirt in engine bay painted over
Areas of engine bay with virtually no paint on
Run on front wing
Various runs of front bumper
Marks on bootlid trim panel
Hole in bulkhead underneath rollcage bar, was meant to be sealed up, only ben partially done, leaving a hole straight into the cockpit
Various marks on mirrors
How it looks from outside, looks lovely until you look closly
We have since found a few other issues, what i thought was a shadow on the back of the roll cage is in fact where it has been missed!
Anyway i have asked Finishline to come and have a look at it and see what they can do, it will need at least the inside to be redone abd try and rectify the other bits, unfortunatly he cant come over for a couple of weeks, which means the project has ground to a halt once again! Which is frustrating because i wanted to get the car out for this year and also because ive rented a unit to out the car back together in and now its just sitting there costing me money.