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Old 10-06-2020, 08:05 AM
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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.
Use some basic problem solving skills

They have the upper hand right now, they have your money

Do you trust them to safely remove? I sure would not.

Are they insured? Do you have a copy of their insurance? I would not let them touch my boat without proof and independent verification.

At this point, I'd say you learned a lesson. I think your outcome will be 100% refund and you have to pay to hire a pro to remove it (and possibly professionally install a new wrap)

An ideal but not probable outcome is they pay for the other pro to remove. And for any damage they caused.
Old 10-06-2020, 08:26 AM
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those almost look more like cracks under the wrap than seams
Old 10-06-2020, 09:41 AM
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It kind of reminds me of the old MASH episode where Trapper gets a tailor made pinstripe suit, but the pinstripes are horizontal.
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:57 AM
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Wrappie look crappy
Old 10-06-2020, 10:04 AM
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We used to have a saying seeing girls far away on the beach.

“Looks good from far, but far from good.”

If they refuse to fix it, I might just live with it. Doesn’t look bad from a distance.
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Ooof that would drive me bonkers.

Hopefully they can make it right.
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That's odd that they chose to do the wrap in this manner??? Looking at the last set of photos shows that the boat could been easily done with one piece. It makes no sense that they did it in panels like that.

How much did you pay for that job? If it is quality vinyl and laminate they easily have over a grand in materials.
Subtract that from the price you paid and that will give a rough number for labor.

Good luck on a positive outcome.
Old 10-06-2020, 11:41 AM
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I got 2 responses

Good from far........

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and .....

Seams ok from my house
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:47 AM
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I think I'd opt for a big discount or refund and just live with it, then you don't have to be worried about scuffs and damage.
Old 10-06-2020, 12:04 PM
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I don’t see it........ I blew up the photos and still don’t see it. Looks damn good from here.
ok guys.....shoot me now or point me to the nearest eye doctor 😂
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Originally Posted by HarrySea View Post
It kind of reminds me of the old MASH episode where Trapper gets a tailor made pinstripe suit, but the pinstripes are horizontal.

Or when the unit grew big beautifull ears of corn for the 4th of July, only to have Klnger make creamed corn. "Next time ill just leave it on the cob!!!!'

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Old 10-06-2020, 02:12 PM
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what if they used 5200 to adhere it?!
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There are a ton of questions that need to be answered before a recommendation can be made. For example, was there a contract (could be something as simple as an estimate or quote)? If so, was there a description of services to be rendered? Was there any mention of how the wrap would be performed? You may have a problem if there was some mention of how the wrap would be done that is consistent with what you got and you agreed to it or didn't object. If there really isn't anything in writing, then it likely comes down to industry standard. From what I have seen in the thread it appears the work was not performed per acceptable industry standards. You may also have a claim for defective installation/workmanship. I would suggest giving the installer notice of the problem and an opportunity to repair. If he refuses to correct the issue, then you will need to figure what your next move is.
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How did the phone meeting go today?
Old 10-06-2020, 07:06 PM
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It almost looks like he had problems with he edges and had to cut bubbles out. Idk. It’s not good
Old 10-07-2020, 01:02 AM
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I know nothing about installing wraps other than watching two guys in Pompano wrap a 39 Seahunter. Granted these dudes were magicians, but they used one piece per side from the rub rail down to the chine. If you’ve seen a newer a Seahunter up close you could imagine the size of the sheet of vinyl.
Old 10-09-2020, 05:37 PM
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OP, has anything come of this from the installer?
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aaaaaaaaand he's gone....

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