Do truckers also try to take advantage of truckers in a fender bender situation ?

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  1. Ajagzy71

    Ajagzy71 Bobtail Member

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    When you handle equipment no matter how careful you may be, accidents haooen.,it's the attitude when of happens that I find disheartening. if I damage anyone's property it's my responsibility to repair it, but I just don't understand how every unfortunate incident that can be settled in cordial agreement becomes "pay day" for some people. I am from a different school entirely.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    you mean to tell me, that a good body shop cannot blend/match a paint repair?

    i think the body shop is screwing you
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    it doesn't work that way in this business.

    besides, not knowing that other driver, how do you know he didn't take a crap, and used his hand to dig it outta his butt. and NOT wash..???
     
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  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Sure if you want a hack job.

    I wouldn't have deadhead 800 miles to this specific shop if I thought I was going to be ripped off nor would the insurance adjuster approve the entire side of the bunk be repainted if it didn't need to be.

    Common Mistakes When Blending Paint - Spotlight Automotive
     
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    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    ok you go with that, Earl Schieb's could have painted the entire truck for $99.95, and they are every where, no need to dead head that many miles.

    this is why insurance costs lots of money. too many high dollar payouts for a scratch.
     
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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Old earl could have painted it alright. And he would have to worry about polishing his chrome anymore either cause old Earl would have painted that too. Lol
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    lol...yeah i know.

    an old boss of mine, took his car to be painted, cuz he was going to give it to his daughter in upstate NY.

    oh they painted the car alright, put it outside to dry, and several leaves fell on it...leave imprints all over the trunk, roof and hood...lol...lol

    he gave it to her like that...dear god...lol
     
  9. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    There's a flaw in that. Good and cheap don't exist either.
     
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