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Old 10-05-2020, 04:29 PM
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That's why you should not hire 9 year olds to do boat wraps.
Old 10-05-2020, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
did you pay?

how did you pay?

why did you pay if you were not satisified?

what did your contract say?

was the person a real "pro" authorized to install by the wrap manufacturer?

did you look at their work on other boats before?

have you read their reviews? left your own?

did you get a copy of their insurance before you let them touch your boat?

did you send certified mail?

letter on attorney letter head?

small claims?

lets see pics!!
Wow!. That's a new record for you with all those questions and not one bit of advice as usual.
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:49 PM
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Definitely a sticky issue
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Ooffaaaaaa
Old 10-05-2020, 05:11 PM
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Let’s see a larger pic of the boat
Old 10-05-2020, 05:13 PM
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Hopefully he overlapped them like shingles starting at the rear.
But then again, if he started at the front it wont be on there long!
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Originally Posted by Jessrausch View Post
Bunch of rude, condescending idiots...and apparently they're all unemployed...have all sorts of time to spout off nonsense
They’re just hazing the new guy. It’s tradition around here if the first post is a complaint.


So what did the installer say? I definitely wouldn’t be happy with the overlaps and all the seams.
Old 10-05-2020, 06:03 PM
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Coming from a guy that wraps for a living, and based on the few pics that were posted, you received a shit job... but...

did you get multiple quotes?

did you pick the lowest price you received?

did you review the installers portfolio?

Did you see any of the installers previous jobs in person?



there are plenty of hack jobs in the wrap game. I wrap mostly high end cars and race cars but have done probably 50 or so boats and ZERO of them had seams on the side of the boat. There should only be an overlap at the bow or possibly at the transom if the transom was wrapped and only if it couldn’t be done in one piece. But after looking at the pics, the overlaps look sloppy and uneven. Any reputable shop would consider this unacceptable.. that being said, you hired a rookie hack job.

I hope this experience doesn’t turn you away from wraps in the future. With the right design, production, and (most importantly) execution it can really be a cool feature for any ride.



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Must have ordered it from Wish.
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Well as far as I am concerned .....


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Yikes.
Old 10-05-2020, 09:21 PM
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So many layers to this issue. No need to be graphic.....just talk to the installer and try to smooth things out. Not sure how this job will effect the residual value....installer probably has some edgy reviews that you missed.
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Originally Posted by 69Mach390 View Post
They’re just hazing the new guy. It’s tradition around here if the first post is a complaint.


So what did the installer say? I definitely wouldn’t be happy with the overlaps and all the seams.
They're (2 guys) are calling tomorrow before 12. ,🤞🤞🤞
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Originally Posted by Jessrausch View Post
They're (2 guys) are calling tomorrow before 12. ,🤞🤞🤞
Glad you were able to get in touch, and good luck! I hope it gets resolved.
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definitely not attractive seems...could we see a picture of the entire wrap...i think we're all curious by now...
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We are talking to them today. I want the tone of our conversation to support a good outcome which is a refund and removal. Any HELPFUL suggestions would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Jessrausch View Post
We are talking to them today. I want the tone of our conversation to support a good outcome which is a refund and removal. Any HELPFUL suggestions would be appreciated.
I know your unhappy with the work, but it may be a lot harder to get a refund and removal, instead of giving them a chance to "make it right". If they are giving you a hard time with the refund, I would offer them a chance to "make it right" and tell them no seams. Show them samples of what you want it to look like. As much as you may want to fight and argue with them, I find having a cool head works out better 95% of the time.
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Why yall busting on a guy wanting to learn a new trade?

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