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Does that mean they are fighting in hopes of not doing a total paint job or do you not want one?
to do a total repaint is much more involved than trying to match the places that need to be painted, as you know. The problem is they are not matching the new paint very well to the original. Granted it's a 16 year old paint job but that problem is now there problem. They are saying "you can barely tell the difference." Problem being, there is a difference and I'm supposed to be ok with that. I don't think so. Currently in the process of trying to get it worked out. If only they would have been more careful when moving bikes around. We shall see.
 

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"am I paying you for excuses or am I paying you for results?" But I guess you're not paying them then, huh.

In the case of old bikes, I tend to think a full respray is easier than trying to match a color faded bike, especially since areas fade differently. If the frame needs to be sprayed too that really complicates things. With an old bike, places around here will have their insurance declare the bike a loss and pay you the value if you throw a stink about it because it's not worth it to them.

Good luck, hope it turns out for the best.
 

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And it's 1,2,3
what are we bitchin' for
don't ask me I don't give a damn
the next stop is in Iran
5,6,7 welcome to the pearly gates
ain't no time to wonder why
whoopie we're all gonna die
 

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I'm doing well John, and you? I'm still working 3 sometimes 4 days a week, thankfully my work has not been affected by this madness. Hoping it will soon run its course and get back to normal. I'm not participating. I'm doing what I always do. Can't watch was is called "news" because that doesn't exist anymore. Sure I stay informed just not from the MSM. I have a feeling you have your own sources as well. Things are not going well for my bike in the Harley shop. I'm not happy with their color match and that is causing a few people to be uncomfortable. But I'm not letting it slide...

The wife and I are okay, a bit bored staying home but I could always go out and do yard work :) Maybe next week. Good to hear all is well except for the paint job, but that can be worked out.
 

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If you were closer, you could sit in the sun here and help supervise.
Shirley and her friends will be bored, but I have work to do, and this is the right time to get it done.
With Noddy my Triumph, I will get a complete paint job. But delayed until next winter. Can also be just a shade darker.

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I am an excellent supervisor :) maybe we could facetime it.
 

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And it's 1,2,3
what are we bitchin' for
don't ask me I don't give a damn
the next stop is in Iran
5,6,7 welcome to the pearly gates
ain't no time to wonder why
whoopie we're all gonna die
Hahaha, this GIF reminds me of me. OCD + Coronavirus threat is a baaaaaad combination for the hands, lol.
 

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"am I paying you for excuses or am I paying you for results?" But I guess you're not paying them then, huh.

In the case of old bikes, I tend to think a full respray is easier than trying to match a color faded bike, especially since areas fade differently. If the frame needs to be sprayed too that really complicates things. With an old bike, places around here will have their insurance declare the bike a loss and pay you the value if you throw a stink about it because it's not worth it to them.

Good luck, hope it turns out for the best.
Actually I am not paying them. They damaged the bike while in storage at the dealership. Broken parts have been replaced no problem but paint if not so good. I may not mind so much if it were a spot on the fender that didn't match the tank. But it is the tank itself and instead of stripping the tank and repainting it they are trying to spot paint it. Ain't happening.
 

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Maybe some good is coming from this virus. Showing that letting government do socialized medicine is maybe the very worst thing that you can do. At least according to this Washington Times article.

 

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Aggressive behaviour in the bulk food aisle. One lady getting uppity about another not keeping her distance. Another lady complaining she can not stock up on toilet paper, because other people are stocking up on toilet paper.
Some shelves are a bit bare, but I got everything I needed.
Liquor store sign says something like " Our opening hours are may not be your shopping hours. So no beer.
Early Wednesday is reserved for seniors shopping. But the liquor store does not open until 11. Shirley managed to get some supplies.

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I just hope all the idiots get exactly what they deserve. EXACTLY. These so called God fearing people with common sense that are really hypocritical idiots deserve their ultimate reward for caring about others and working together. And they think they want socialism. HA !!!
 

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What's the matter, Hog? You don't like living in Bernie Sanders vision of what America should be like? lol.

I have not done this yet, but if I see some re-turd with a shopping cart piled high with essentials (toilet paper, bleach, soap, etc.) I'm going to reach in the cart, take what I want, politely say 'thank you', and walk off. I'm done dealing with these mouth breathers.
 

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Shirley left Peru the day before they shut down the airways. Folks in the groups she met are still there and stuck.
US news is reporting the virus incidence by voting trends. More loonie left are getting it. I would suggest only the US press would report this way.
Several prominent LL, sold significant stocks the week or so before the markets went down. Might be some inside knowledge happening.

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