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Ok if you look in my sig youll see roush spoiler and louvers...well I got them in...yay...right...nope, the middle section was damaged so roush sent me another...yay right...nope...took them to the body shop here on base, went to pick them up today and wanted to cry..:( :(

Every single piece had huge nipple like drips and so much sand and dust in the paint and clearcoat!!!! They looked absolutly horrible:sterb: No amount of wet sanding would get rid of that Sh!T. He said he would try to reshoot them, but i didnt want it to happen again, so i took my parts and ran.

Now i am gonna go to a more professional body shop and hope they dont [email protected]#$ it up. but now i probably have to pay more to have to paint removed. IM SO MAD I COULD SPIT NAILS. I must go before i break my computer or something. Any comments to help calm my nerves would be helpful.

Hey look on the bright side, at least I didnt wreck my car on the way to the body shop :laughlitt AGGGGHHHHHHRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Well the only thing that can be said is you've still got a beautiful car and when everything is said and done it'll be even better. I'm just happy I'm driving a GT and not some piece of crap.
 

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Just be glad you even HAVE a Mustang. I've been waiting since April, and it will still probably be another month or more before I get mine. Enjoy what you got... Don't sweat the smaller stuff.
 

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Put a Roush Spoiler on my GT last week. Bought it from Ford and took it to a paint shop for painting. Ford dealer wanted 450 to paint it. Paint shop did it for 225. Should have paid Ford. The paint shop did a so so job. Will probably need to get it re shot someday. But it looks so good on the car it will be worth the pain in the a&%.


05GT BLACK / BLACK
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19' ADR Wheels
19x9.5 / 35 Off Set Rear
19x8.5 / __ Off Set Front
Falken rubber
Rear 285-35ZR19
Front 245-40ZR19
BMR Strut Tower
IPOD.
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Words That Ring True...more today than ever!!

Long after the sweet taste of low price fades...the bitter taste of shoddy workmanship will remain...you don't always get what you pay for...but there is no free lunch...nor free beer to wash it down...don't let this lesson be wasted, grasshopper...oh...wait...I think I got carried away again....
 

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RJOlson said:
Long after the sweet taste of low price fades...the bitter taste of shoddy workmanship will remain...you don't always get what you pay for...but there is no free lunch...nor free beer to wash it down...don't let this lesson be wasted, grasshopper...oh...wait...I think I got carried away again....
Well that was elaborate.... Ill have to remember that.... What do you guys think I should pay for the louvers and wing... There is a body shop i talked to today that just had a older shelby restoration in a mustang magazine...dont know which one, but he quoted me anywhere from 450 to 600 for both. is that reasonable?

And yes I am happy I have one of the coolest cars on base, every gate guard that lets me in says, your 20 and you can afford that?? Im 43 and I still cant..lol.... I get a lot of comments, but these pieces will help separate me from the crowd and I want them on so bad.... Patients really is a great virtue.
 

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I feel for you bro. But sometimes you must accept and pay good money for good work. You may have to save a little more of that militarypay (Ive been in for 18 years. We don't get payed great.) and get a good shop to do it again. But you can wet sand it down pretty much yourself and that is just some labor time you won't have to pay for. Start with 600 grit wet and then move up to 800 or 1000 grit. You''ll get it down in no time. Good luck
 

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Put a Roush Spoiler on my GT last week. Bought it from Ford and took it to a paint shop for painting. Ford dealer wanted 450 to paint it. Paint shop did it for 225. Should have paid Ford. The paint shop did a so so job. Will probably need to get it re shot someday. But it looks so good on the car it will be worth the pain in the a&%.


05GT BLACK / BLACK
AUTO
19' ADR Wheels
19x9.5 / 35 Off Set Rear
19x8.5 / __ Off Set Front
Falken rubber
Rear 285-35ZR19
Front 245-40ZR19
BMR Strut Tower
IPOD.
Roush Spoiler
What are the imperfections that are you unhappy with?... On the plus side of this, the parts are already painted black and I was not charged... Its possible that a body shop can wet sand them and buff them and make it look right cause they didnt do that yet.... Anyone know?
 

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THE TOP SIDE HAS A FEW "FISH EYES" AND SOME OF THE BOTTOM SIDE IS A LITTLE ROUGH. NOT EASY TO SEE ON A BLACK CAR. NOT SURE IF THE SPOILER WAS UNFINISHED FROM THE DEALER. IM WAITING ABOUT 30 DAYS THEN I WILL WAX/BUFF IT OUT AND SEE HOW IF END UP. DONT JUST PAY ALOT FOR THE WORK CHECK OUT THE PAINT SHOP FIRST. MY PERSONAL OPINION IS HAVE THE DEALER DO IT. THEY DO LOTS OF CARS AND THE WORK IS USUALLY TOP NOTCH.

05GT BLACK / BLACK
AUTO
19' ADR Wheels
19x9.5 / 35 Off Set Rear
19x8.5 / __ Off Set Front
Falken rubber
Rear 285-35ZR19
Front 245-40ZR19
BMR Strut Tower
IPOD.
Roush Spoiler
 

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SRQ05GT said:
THE TOP SIDE HAS A FEW "FISH EYES" AND SOME OF THE BOTTOM SIDE IS A LITTLE ROUGH. NOT EASY TO SEE ON A BLACK CAR. NOT SURE IF THE SPOILER WAS UNFINISHED FROM THE DEALER. IM WAITING ABOUT 30 DAYS THEN I WILL WAX/BUFF IT OUT AND SEE HOW IF END UP. DONT JUST PAY ALOT FOR THE WORK CHECK OUT THE PAINT SHOP FIRST. MY PERSONAL OPINION IS HAVE THE DEALER DO IT. THEY DO LOTS OF CARS AND THE WORK IS USUALLY TOP NOTCH.

05GT BLACK / BLACK
AUTO
19' ADR Wheels
19x9.5 / 35 Off Set Rear
19x8.5 / __ Off Set Front
Falken rubber
Rear 285-35ZR19
Front 245-40ZR19
BMR Strut Tower
IPOD.
Roush Spoiler
Would u suggest I take it to ford and have them wet sand the job I had done already do get the dust specs and runs out? or should I have them strip it down. The only thing Im afraid of is taking it to them and them saying "yeah we'll strip it down and repaint it" and then all they do is wet sand and buff the pieces and still charge me like 600 Bucks.
 

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street scene kit

Hey militarystang, i see that you got the street scene kit. got any advice? i'm a little concerned about drilling holes in my new GT. Also don't want to lower my ground clearance so much that it makes the car usless. I do love the look though and the price is right too.
 

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Hey militarystang, i see that you got the street scene kit. got any advice? i'm a little concerned about drilling holes in my new GT. Also don't want to lower my ground clearance so much that it makes the car usless. I do love the look though and the price is right too.
I dont have it yet, but know somebody that does. LOOKS Awsome, If you dont have it lowered now or too much your fine. I do have the roush spioler and louvers and i cringed watching them drill into my car for the side pieces. As long as you plan on keeping it there then no worries. If you think you might eventually take it off then I would do it. Looks great and the price IS RIGHT.... COME ON DOWN!! lmao
 

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How's this for moral support. I ordered the 3d carbon racer body kit in April when I bought my white GT. It just now arrived, the dealership painted it and had a specialist come in to install it.

Get this..... the body kit is painted the wrong color of white! ( a Ford dealership got the color wrongf on their own car?)

The installer new it was the wrong color and installled it anyway, and did a really crappy install. The thing is made out of urethane and is very flexible, needless to say it does not fit right out of the box, or else they deformed it during the paint process. it needs some TLC to get it to hug tight in all places. And now a custom color shop wants $7000 from the Ford dealer to repaint and reinstall the kit.

The dealership is wanting his guys to repaint it again and then the custom shop will charge $2200 to reinstall the kit. (of which he is hinting I pay part of???)

I am about ready to can the whole thing and ask for a refund, but i really like the kit alot!

I can't decide what to do....I know it will look good when they are finished or else I will put my old bumpers on and go home w/ a full refund (yeah right)

I have a feeling this will get ugly before it gets finished.
 

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How's this for moral support. I ordered the 3d carbon racer body kit in April when I bought my white GT. It just now arrived, the dealership painted it and had a specialist come in to install it.

Get this..... the body kit is painted the wrong color of white! ( a Ford dealership got the color wrongf on their own car?)

The installer new it was the wrong color and installled it anyway, and did a really crappy install. The thing is made out of urethane and is very flexible, needless to say it does not fit right out of the box, or else they deformed it during the paint process. it needs some TLC to get it to hug tight in all places. And now a custom color shop wants $7000 from the Ford dealer to repaint and reinstall the kit.

The dealership is wanting his guys to repaint it again and then the custom shop will charge $2200 to reinstall the kit. (of which he is hinting I pay part of???)

I am about ready to can the whole thing and ask for a refund, but i really like the kit alot!

I can't decide what to do....I know it will look good when they are finished or else I will put my old bumpers on and go home w/ a full refund (yeah right)

I have a feeling this will get ugly before it gets finished.
I all of a sudden feel better! thanks! and sorry about your situation. I finally got all parts repainted and paid 600 for spoiler and louvers with install. Ill post pics later. Hope everything works out for you.
 

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Once you have it painted right you will love it! I know it made mine look great!
What kit do you have, can you post some bigger pics? thanks
 

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I bought the 3dCarbon ones prepainted and they did a spot on match..perfect paint job. 50 bucks extra for the prepaint and worth every cent :smilie
 
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