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VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThis is all about overspray and dust. We took the Cabriolet to what we thought was a good but economical body shop. Huge mistake. The shop got primer over spray all over the inside of the car. It was horrible.

Go to a good shop. Get references. Ask to see work in progress and completed work. If you really want to be carefull, make sure their business license is also up to date.

VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThat's the leather steering wheel of our 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet with primer (paint) spots. Click any image to enlarge. This was a huge (and amazingly stupid) mistake from the body shop. If you live in Charlottesville Virginia, use my email contact form, and I'll recommend a shop (and if you really want to know, I'll tell you the name of this shop).

VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakePaint spots on the leather steering wheel of the Cabriolet. The spots are easy to see on the larger image. What a mess.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeMore photos of the spots.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThe shop used some kind of solvent to remove the spots, but that ruined the leather on the steering wheel. On top of everything else, the shop owner was nasty.

VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeMore paint spots.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThere was paint on the seats also. That's cloth upholstry.

VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeIn addition to the paint, they didn't cover the inside of the car when they were sanding, so there was a layer of dust all over the inside of the car. It was really horrible.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThe back seat. I had parts back there because I had the dashboard apart. Everything covered in dust.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThat's the floor next to the seat. What a mess.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakePaint overspray on the door handle. This was basically a disaster.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeDust.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeMore dust. The un-dusty spot is where something was laying on the seat and cast a dust-shadow.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeDust in the seats and on the carpet.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeDust in the rear seat.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakePaint on the door trim and handle.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeYes, that is paint on the leather steering wheel.
VW Cabriolet, body shop, over spray, mistakeThe shop must have realized that they had a problem because they wiped the door trim. It made things worse. The door doesn't look this bad now because I took it back and made the owner clean it up again. It still doesn't look like it did when we brought it in to the shop.