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07-25-2012 02:37 PM
inxsary THought I would pop in and give an update.

Since this was a friend who did the work (who owns and operates a licensed/insured tinting business) for cheap, I wanted to go about this problem in a fair way.

Over time I used a mixture of bleach and water on the spot and it faded greatly without bleaching the headliner. I would dab a little on the spot with a paintbrush, wait a minute, and blot it dry. I would do it again the next day, for about a week.

There is still a light spot where the paint was but i don't even notice it now when I glance in that direction.

-Karen
05-29-2012 01:16 AM
swfst
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Originally Posted by MattZX3 View Post
Absolutely incorrect. Tint and paint have NOTHING to do with each other. If thats how tinting was explained to you, you are going to a shady businessperson.
I was thinking the same thing. I've never heard of tint chipping; maybe twenty years ago when it was new material.
05-29-2012 01:14 AM
MattZX3
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Originally Posted by inxsary View Post
I *think* the touch-up pen is used if the edge of the tint film chips or peels away during install. you put a dab of paint on the edge and smear it across so there's no clear film. Please don't quote me on that. This was just my understanding at the time.

-K
Absolutely incorrect. Tint and paint have NOTHING to do with each other. If thats how tinting was explained to you, you are going to a shady businessperson.


Not sure why you are even asking this. You didnt take your car to someone who is licensed and insured, so any damages are not covered by insurance and the person doing the work is liable.


You can either make her pay for the headliner(which any reputable business would do), and also not pay for the tint as compensation for the inconvenience, OR

do nothing and live with it.
05-28-2012 08:17 PM
TerryB
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Originally Posted by inxsary View Post
Was the accord new?
I think the difficulty I'm having is that this is a brand new car with less than 3000 miles on it and I've been keeping it immaculate. If my car was 5 years old and this happened, I'd probably just shrug it off.

Also, if this was a storefront kind of place, I'd have them replace the headliner in a second. But it being a friend has complicated the matter.

-K
Actually, it's quite old. That shouldn't matter though. I worked on it for three weeks straight on nights and weekends to make it safe and look good. It means the same to me as new car. Know what I mean ?
05-28-2012 08:05 PM
TiStick One of the best quotes from Jerry Maguire is "It's not show friends, it's show business"

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Pay a friend, get friend work at friend rate. Pay a professional, get professional work at a professional rate.

Sorry you got a paint mark. You can either save the friend or the interior, but I doubt you'll get both.
05-28-2012 05:46 PM
inxsary
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I had a similar experience. My daughter's Accord needed a new water pump and timing belt replacement. This is a major repair ($$$$) on her car. I saved around $200-300 by having someone do it as a side job. There were a few things that were damaged when the car was worked on. Some scuff marks, front lip damaged, a few marks on some fresh paint. I could have demanded he fix them, but I just paid him off and let the other stuff go. It'll cost me some time and money, I can live with it.
Was the accord new?
I think the difficulty I'm having is that this is a brand new car with less than 3000 miles on it and I've been keeping it immaculate. If my car was 5 years old and this happened, I'd probably just shrug it off.

Also, if this was a storefront kind of place, I'd have them replace the headliner in a second. But it being a friend has complicated the matter.

-K
05-28-2012 05:38 PM
inxsary
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Originally Posted by swfst View Post
How did a black touch up paint pen come in contact with your headliner; during a tint install?
I *think* the touch-up pen is used if the edge of the tint film chips or peels away during install. you put a dab of paint on the edge and smear it across so there's no clear film. Please don't quote me on that. This was just my understanding at the time.

-K
05-28-2012 05:36 PM
TerryB I had a similar experience. My daughter's Accord needed a new water pump and timing belt replacement. This is a major repair ($$$$) on her car. I saved around $200-300 by having someone do it as a side job. There were a few things that were damaged when the car was worked on. Some scuff marks, front lip damaged, a few marks on some fresh paint. I could have demanded he fix them, but I just paid him off and let the other stuff go. It'll cost me some time and money, I can live with it.
05-28-2012 05:15 PM
DrkKnight614
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Originally Posted by swfst View Post
How did a black touch up paint pen come in contact with your headliner; during a tint install?


Posted via FF Mobile Agreed....
05-28-2012 04:42 PM
goingFocus #2, and get on w/ life.
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