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Old 03-07-2019, 01:12 AM
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Does anyone know if part 13 (dash) is plastic or is it painted black?
I've asked this question to the parts managers at a couple of dealers and no one knows.


 
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From memory I think it is black plastic not painted
 
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Iíve still been unable to get the tint shop owner to pay for a replacement part for the dash he scratched upon installing the tint. To replace, AM Newport Beach quoted $4500. $1700 for the part and $2800 for labor. This has been going on unresolved since Dec 2018.

He wants to repaint it. I want a replacement. I donít know why he is wanting to repaint a plastic piece other than the fact that Galpin AM told him that owners who have scratched their dash have gone the repair route before. Problem is, we cannot find any certified AM body shops in southern CA that are willing to take the job because no one wants to deal with removing and reinstalling the windshield. AM told me the windshield has a 70% chance of breaking upon removal and itís a $4000 replacement. No one wants that liability. Tint shop owner doesnít feel like itís his responsibility for the windshield. He wants to cut me a check for $1200 which is the quote he received from European Motor Cars to repaint the dash. Unfortunately, this shop is singing a different tune and doesnít want to take the job due to the windshield liability. I feel that a $1200 payout is unacceptable because I canít do anything with that. Hiring an attorney would probably cost more than $4500 to replace it. We are at an impasse. What would you guys do?
 

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Iíve still been unable to get the tint shop owner to pay for a replacement part for the dash he scratched upon installing the tint. To replace, AM Newport Beach quoted $4500. $1700 for the part and $2800 for labor. This has been going on unresolved since Dec 2018.

He wants to repaint it. I want a replacement. I donít know why he is wanting to repaint a plastic piece other than the fact that Galpin AM told him that owners who have scratched their dash have gone the repair route before. Problem is, we cannot find any certified AM body shops in southern CA that are willing to take the job because no one wants to deal with removing and reinstalling the windshield. AM told me the windshield has a 70% chance of breaking upon removal and itís a $4000 replacement. No one wants that liability. Tint shop owner doesnít feel like itís his responsibility for the windshield. He wants to cut me a check for $1200 which is the quote he received from European Motor Cars to repaint the dash. Unfortunately, this shop is singing a different tune and doesnít want to take the job due to the windshield liability. I feel that a $1200 payout is unacceptable because I canít do anything with that. Hiring an attorney would probably cost more than $4500 to replace it. We are at an impasse. What would you guys do?
how about a picture of the scratches
 
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They are a little hard to see but they are there.
 
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I'd take $1,200 and buy a nice bottle of single malt scotch and nice dinner and forget about scratches and enjoy my car
 
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Would you not want $4500 to replace it? Would you actually settle for $1200? Why?
 
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The question is how do they scratch that trim if they tinted your windows?? they didn't tint your windshield ??
 
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They tinted the entire car including the windshield. They didnít do it right the first time so they removed the windshield tint. They scratched the dash upon removal of the windshield tint. The area up there is pretty tight.

No, I guess Iím just pretty upset because to me, I paid him a lot of money to do a job and they ended up scratching my car. And they donít want to replace it. They want to repaint it but they donít want to be liable for the windshield and none of the body shops want to be liable for the windshield removal either so Iím kind of stuck. Why would you paint a plastic part?

 

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Originally Posted by MRCW View Post
I'd take $1,200 and buy a nice bottle of single malt scotch and nice dinner and forget about scratches and enjoy my car
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And some cigars.

OP, take the bloody $1,200. Sell this car. Get another. Problem solved.
 
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If you have the time, I'd take him to small claim court. Most likely you'll will win the case, because you have estimate to replace that damage piece. Or tell him to give you half of the $4500 and forget about the court. Go to art store, get a nice little brush & plastic paint to match, touch it up & drive the freaking car.... And yes, to all drinking & smoking.
 
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You are between a rock and a hard place.
Small claims court is probably your only alternative. That said I believe there is a limit on how much you can sue for in that court.
I wish I had an answer for you. As others have said, you might have to take the 1200 and figure some way to hide the scratches.
 
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You are between a rock and a hard place.
Small claims court is probably your only alternative. That said I believe there is a limit on how much you can sue for in that court.
I wish I had an answer for you. As others have said, you might have to take the 1200 and figure some way to hide the scratches.
This is what I donít understand. Iíve talk to someone who works at a body shop and he said that the windshield should not be an issue. All the tint shop owner has to do, instead of calling around trying to get different quotes, is to call the autobody shop of my choice, given them his open claim number and theyíll work it into the deal. All he has to do is pay his deductible, so it shouldnít matter if itís $4500 or $1200. Replacement should cost the same as repainting it with the windshield liability, when itís all said and done.
 

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This is what I donít understand. Iíve talk to someone who works at a body shop and he said that the windshield should not be an issue. All the tint shop owner has to do, instead of calling around trying to get different quotes, is to call the autobody shop of my choice, given them his open claim number and theyíll work it into the deal. All he has to do is pay his deductible, so it shouldnít matter if itís $4500 or $1200. Replacement should cost the same as repainting it with the windshield liability, when itís all said and done.
Wow... Are you a small business owner? ever? Its not so simple to just "pay a deductible" for something minor like this... Likely his deductible is at least $1,000 or even $5,000... it's not like car insurance. As a small business owner myself, Often you pay out of pocket to avoid dealing with insurance company because it's such a PITA

Besides, it is so not noticeable...As you noted, its bearly visible in your pictures

Sure, you know its there, his fault, yada yada yada but really, Your going to take a guy to court over this? I think its classless. My opinion, of course
 
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I know it looks worse than the photos show, but yes this is a tough situation to be in. I had my old Lexus messed up a few times by tint shops (they cut the rubber strips!) and was lucky to get new door panel strips put in but it was never the same.

I would just sell the car
 

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