Thursday, September 27, 2018
Mediocre at best
First thing I noticed is that the paint is very inconsistently applied. There was some discussion over the last week or so about how the paint was hard to work with and the results weren't perfect. I didn't anticipate just how 'not perfect' it would be. Some areas are smooth and have a slight shine while others are rough and have a flat appearance.
It's far from perfect - I know that KBS lays down well because it's been used on prior projects. I don't have another $700 to spend to sandblast it and repaint it so I'm just going to leave it alone and move forward. Disappointing.
I have yet to test fit the back seat bottom to the two brackets - that'll get done tomorrow.
A local parts store is going to have one tomorrow so I'll try to get it done once I pick it up.
The job seems to have been rushed - which is kind of hard to believe given that it's over 6 weeks late and half of the work requested on the subframe wasn't done.
I could have rejected the work when I realized that it wasn't right - but my desire for perfect is overridden by my desire to just get this car back together. The whole thing has been an exercise in masochism that - quite honestly - I should have avoided altogether. I'm over the whole experience - not just because I accepted work that should have been rejected but because it's the level of work that's consistently delivered and I'd simply be rejecting 90% of the work that's been farmed out.
Tomorrow - I'm heading back out to the sandblasting shop to see what the IRS trailing arms look like and decide what to do with the pieces so that I can continue moving forward. Once they're done - I will only be waiting on the spring plates.