Re: Insurer's 'Guarantee of Workmanship' for smash repairs
Ok, well after talking to NRMA about this, it seems I have 2 options:
1st one, which I have done, is take the car back to the repairer and allow him to do his own inspection of it. Did this yesterday, and he agrees that theres definately a big screwup in the match (how could you not, youd have to be blind to miss it!), BUT, he takes no responsibility as it seems the rear of the car has been resprayed for some reason prior to my ownership of it. Ive checked all the panels and they're original, so I dont know why it would have been done, but it seems its just a backyard job, and thus this has caused the problem.
2nd option I now have is to have it assessed by an NRMA rep, who will then decide whether it should be done again or not. I would like to do this, but the only trouble is that if the repairer is right and this has been caused by something other than the accident, they probably wont payout to get it done.
So I guess now my options are to have it assessed and then ask for another panelbeater to do the job (not the guy who repaired it), or live with it for a while and just keep searching for someone who does a good job but doesnt charge the $3K pricetag a panelbeater would!
2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now