Beware of BluJob PaintworxMy Experience in detail.
Think twice before you take your car to BluJob Paintworx.
Vince, the owner likes to make promises he cannot keep.
I had my car restored by him which took almost 3 months with “OK” results.
Now, I regret taking my car to this shop.In Detail:2nd week of June
- I had my car estimated and gave me a reasonable price and even freebies. Even cheaper than the 1st 4 shops I went to. He also told me he wanted to get a car painted in pink for the longest time but he never had a customer who wants their car in pink.
For me it's like hitting 2 birds with one stone.
My wife wants the car in pink and he wanted to paint a car in pink.
1 week before July he was texting me almost every day.Vince:
"Sir dalhin mo na car mo sa shop para ma hot pink na natin."Me:
Di pa ready funds sir. Text kita pag ready na ko. I already had a paintshop in mind which is LEX Autoworks and is nearer in my residence and of course, LEX is highly recommended in MitsulancerPH.July 1:
I asked him if it's ok with him If I give him only P5,000 Down Payment because I'm on a tight budget but wanted to get my car started and will give him the rest of the 50% DP on the next payrolls which is every 2 weeks.
He said it's ok with him.July 2:
Took my car to his shop and waited for more than an hour because he wasn't there yet. Fine by me.
He texted me to leave the keys to Bong (The bantay) and give him the DP as well. But I told him that I wanted to talk to him personally.
One thing I noticed in his shop is that it can only accommodate up to 5 cars and at the time, the shop was full and there are also 2 cars outside getting prepared to be painted, maybe a wash over.
I asked bong "pano to puno kayo san pupwesto kotse ko?"
Bong said "matatapos na tong pula (Corolla) sir tapos ipapasok na ung sayo."
When he arrived, he told me what he wanted to do with my car. At that moment, he wasn't making suggestions. He was acting as if he owns my car.
I told him that I was thinking of doing this, but he kept saying "Hindi bagay sir. mas maganda kung ganito."
It's ok with me since he is the expert (or so I thought) and he knows more about painting cars than I do.
In his office, I gave him a sample of the color that I wanted that I printed out and showed it to Raul (The Pintor) and we talked about the payment.
So I gave him P5000 DP and he gave me a receipt.
He also showed me the other cars that are being restored and the red corolla that he said they painted.
I was impressed by the paintjob and was confindent that my car will get the same results.
He said, "Sir member ka pala ng Mitsulancer?"
Kasi daw may sumisira daw sa kanya dun at gusto nyang pakitaan ung mga members ng MLPH
na maayos sya gumawa.
Before I left, I looked at the Fuel Gauge and remembered that it was almost on the last line but forgot to take note of the Mileage.
1 week after leaving my car to the shop I texted Vince and asked him "musta na sir?"
He replied "Baklas mode na tayo sir."July 16 @4PM my 1st visit to the shop
: Vince wasn't there so I gave the P3500 (Total of 8500 DP) to Bong.
Only the Hood was scraped and the tailights were removed and my car is still outside.
I was thinking "2 weeks na yan pa lang nagagawa ninyo.
I can't blame them since I haven't completed the 50% DP so I just left and hope that on my next visit there will be significant progress.
I went inside my car and found something unusual.
The steering wheel has been adjusted, the rear view mirror was also adjusted and the aircon was cranked all the way up.
Also, the fuel gauge was all the down na.
I was thinking na baka ginamit or hinigop ung gas.
But I couldn't be sure since I didn't take note of the mileage so I never asked vince about it.July 22:
This time the Trunk was scraped and the roof is just starting to get scraped.
Pero kumusta naman, 20th day na yan hindi pa tapos pag-scrape?!
But then there was a typhoon coming so after nun, it was raining for 1 week and I can't blame them kung hindi tuloy-tuloy trabaho because of the rain.
Pero nasa labas pa rin oto ko under the rain without the paint and no cover. Ano ba naman?!
I kept texting Vince kung kelan ipapasok ung oto because of the rain.
He once told me na naipasok na daw.
What he didn't know is that I have someone checking their progress who lives within the area.
He kept telling me na bukas ipapasok na but everytime my friend checked, it's still outside.
So I told him na paki-cover na lang sir para lang makatulog ako ng mahimbing sa gabi.
He told me na sya na mismo nag-supervise para i-cover pero hindi naman pala nya nagagawa.July 29:
I bought a stock spoiler from a friend in Cainta.
While I was on my way home, I texted him "Sir, how much po add ko kung magpapakabit ako ng spoiler?"
He replied "Pangit spoiler sir."
I said, "Sir nabili ko na sya and magbabayad naman ako if needed."
Texted him again with the same message.
Text him "Sir How much po add ko for the installation and paint ng spoiler?"
He replied "Pangit spoiler sir."
Texted him "Sir magbabayad naman ako and maliit nabili ko ng mura lang naman at sayang naman kung hindi ko magagamit."
He replied "Sir may extra ka ba jan? Magbabayad kasi ako ng rent. Hehehe"
Dito na nag-init ulo ko.
I told him na "Sir I was merely asking for the price of the additional accessory. U keep telling me na pangit and now ur asking if I have extra?! Pull out ko na lang oto ko sir mejo hindi na maganda nangyayari eh. I will drop by ur shop tomorrow and pick up my car and get a refund."
He replied, (Lumulusot na lang) "naku sir hindi tayo nagkaintindihan. Low batt ako kaya hindi ako makareply the message was for someone else."
I said, "Sir pull out ko na lang please have my refund ready tomorrow"
He replied, "Sir wag mo na pull out give me a chance pa pls. Gusto ko patunayan sayo na worth magpagawa sakin."
He was asking for my landline but I said, "give me ur number and ako ang tatawag sayo."
He said, "Cge sir text kita pag-nakauwi na ko."
So he gave me his landline number and we talked.
I also asked him kung kakayanin matapos before end of august so I can register my car on time without paying the penalty.
My wife told me to give him another chance. So I did, thinking that he will make up for the delays na nangyari. Or so I thought.August 2:
I went to his shop gave the spoiler and found that my car is still outside but this time the headlights and bumpers were removed, roof was completely scraped but the door
was only partially scraped.
So I asked bong kung bakit ganun? He said, paglabas nung SIR na green sir ikaw ipapasok na yan.
So I told Vince about it and told me the same thing.
True enough, that night the, car was moved inside.August 5:
I've completed 50% DP. In fact, I gave him a total 20k DP which is more than 50% just to get things going and I thought that this would make a difference in terms of their makupad na pagkilos.
I asked him again kung kaya ba talaga before end of august and he said, kaya daw at baka mapaaga pa. So ako naman natuwa.August 12:
Na-primeran na oto ko pero hindi pa rin nagagawa ung mga bulok. Particularly, ung flooring and spare tire compartment.
So I asked him "sir ung mga bulok po sa loob kelan kaya magagawa."
He said, "may pupunta sa shop next week para tingnan sir."
I also bought a casing of the cellphone which has the color that my wife wants and gave it to Bong.
Vince said, he will pick it up tomorrow (Saturday) to have it timpla.August 15:
Texted Vince and asked him hows color.
He said. "he already gave it to the paintshop and got it made and was just waiting for the text of the timplador if it's ready for pick up."August 20:
Texted Vince about the latero and he told me that the latero already went to the shop just to check out the bulok and will come back the following day to start on it.August 22:
Visited the shop and nothing has been done about the bulok.
Tingin ko hindi na kakayanin before end of august so I text vince kung kelan pupunta ung latero.
Vince keeps saying that the latero will come by tomorrow but wala naman.August 25:
Visited the shop pero ganun pa rin at walang improvement.
So I texted vince and told him, "Sir kung hindi na po magagawa ung latero ok lang. Skip na lang natin para matapos na ung paint at ibawas na lang sa price."
He said, "sir magagawa yan sir. 3 yrs na ko sa business na to and lahat pinapangako kong gagawin, nagagawa at hindi pa ako pumapalya."
I said, cge sir I trust you na magagawa lahat ng request ko. kahit hindi na matapos ng august ok lang basta car show finish.
He said, Car Show finish talaga un sir don't worry.August 31:
Texted Vince about the latero again he said "Ok na sir nagawa na ung mga bulok."
I said, that’s good news sir. I will drop by the shop on friday (September 2) to check it out.September 1:
Decided to visit the shop earlier and found out bad things.
Starting with the trunk. may masilya na ung bulok na area sa spare tire compartment.
Flooring ung bulok may masilya na rin.
But then I decided to check underneath.
Ilalim ng flooring, hindi ginagawa, kitang-kita ung piraso ng lata na may brand pa na pinatong lang sa bulok at tinakpan ng masilya at hindi pa completely covered ung butas.
Trunk, ganun din pero masilya lang pinangtakip at may mga marks pa at tulo ng masilya sa ilalim.
In a way hindi ako nainis dahil I found out about it early.
So I went home and texted vince that I need to talk to him.
So I called him and told him, "sir tapos na ba ung latero? Nagawa na ba sya?
He said, "Yes sir tinapos na nung latero."
But I told him about the things I found out and he said that he will talk to the latero.
He also said na matagal nya ng latero un kaya may tiwala na sya sa trabaho nun.September 3:
I asked him about the paint and he said na pina-adjust nya daw dahil nagpe-pearl daw ung color.
Follow up text ko: Baka abutin tayo ng 3 months at hindi pa rin tapos ung oto ko like what happened to my officemate na nag-refer sakin sayo.
He replied "Malabo un kasi by monday pondo na ng pink car mo. Pag nakuha ko na paint mo later or tomorrow nid ko pakita sayo para pag good paint na." (Talaga? paint nyo ng hindi
pa tapos ilatero?)
I replied "tengga na naman tayo sir. Honestly, disappointed ako sa mga nangyayari kung bakit ung mga bagay na dapat noon pa nangyari bakit ngayon lang. Siguro hindi na tayo
aabot ng ganito katagal. My wife wants to pull out at ilipat na lang sa ibang shop. Peace of Mind na lang habol namin.
He said "Peace of mind san? Sir ganito, sa dami ng text mo sakin and request, ginagawa ko naman pero what I don’t understand is parang sa mga text mo saken niloloko kita.I've been painting for for 5 yes and 3 yrs na ko dito, may mga suki nako and di naman ako tatagal sa business na to kung sablay mga gawa ko. Nagtataka lang din ako bakit parang
inaargabyado ko kayo sa mga text mo. tapos pull out sa 80% completion? Un ung nakakapagtaka sir diba? Hindi paintjob lang binabayaran samin sir. Pati ung talent ng pintor na
magunat ng kaha. Diba sa call center ka sir? Sana wag naman po isama ang traits sa work sa ibang bagay."
I said, sige sir punta ka na lang sa shop ngayon para magusao tayo sa pull out at refund.
I called Viray towing and Lex Autoworks para sa kanya ko na lang ipatapos at maayos kausap sir sir Lex.
Again, he was asking not to pull out dahil by tuesday or wednesday tapos na daw which I doubt dahil sa dami ng sinabi nya na gagawin nya, isa pa lang ang natutupad nya at again hindi pa rin tapos ilatero.
I called my uncle which is a Makati Police just in case magkagulo or babuyin oto ko but unfortunately he was not available and will only be able to assist me on Monday.
So I cancelled Lex and Viray and was advised by my uncle na i-settle na lang on monday when he gets back.September 10, 2011:
Vince told me that I can pick up the car at 10am and he’s going to text me when it’s ready na.
Pero dahil may binyag akong pupuntahan, I opted to drop by the shop earlier than expected and just wait for it to be finished. Pag punta ko sa shop, hay nako, hindi pa rin tapos.
Hindi pa napapinturahan spoiler, hindi pa rin napa-primeran. So sabi ni Vince ikakabit na lang daw pag balik ko for buffing. Ok lang naman.
Wala si vince sa shop kaya tumulong na ko sa pagbalik ng mga binaklas nila.
Habang nandun ako sa shop, unti-unti kong nadiskubre na mali-mali ang kabit nila ng mga binaklas nila at kulang-kulang sa turnilyo.
Eto ang listahan ng mga maling kabit nila. Magsimula tayo sa harap.Front Bumper:
Kulang ng isang turnilyo sa bracket. Kaya pala tabingi right side.Corner Lights:
Walang bulb right side at ung left side naman nabugahan ng pintura. Nawala ung spring na nakakabit sa loob para hindi malaglag. Kaya lang ang dali nyang natanggal.Head Lights:
Busted na socket at bulb mismo. Kaya pala nawalan ng ilaw.Right Fender:
Walang turnilyo sa ilalim papunta sa running board. Kaya pala umaalog.Fender Liner:
Wala lahat ng turnilyo.Cheek Lights:
Hindi naikabit ng maayos.Side Mirror:
Hindi naikabit ung rubber pareho para sa pang adjust nya sa loob.Dash Board:
Ung 2 sides sa corner, nabugahan ng primer.Front Sidings:
Nabugahan ng konti ung upper part.Window Riser:
Nawala lahat ng clip para hindi sya natatanggal.Center Console:
Walang screw ung sa arm rest. Kaya pala umaalog.Buong Interior:
Grabeng Dumi! Hindi man lang nila pinunasan.Seat Belts:
Hindi mahigpit ang screw. Lahat!Passenger Seat:
Naulanan sya the night before.Rear LHD Window:
Hindi na gumagana.Plastic Molding na nasa ibabaw kasama ung sa windshield at back glass:
Hindi man lang nilagyan ng bagong silicone.Mga rubber sa Hood at Trunk ung parang stopper:
Kulang kulang ung sa harap. Sa likod wala lahat.Tail Lights:
Hindi rin nilagyan ng bagong silicone.Trunk Lid:
Tabingi kapag nakasara.Radiator Water Reservoir:
Nawala nila. Ung ipinalit galing sa isang oto na ginagawa din nila.Tail Light Garnish:
Kulang ng screw.Rear Bumper:
Tinali lang ung ilalim na part para hindi umalog.Sa mga Accessories naman tayo:Susi:
Nawala daw. Papalitan na lang daw.Alligator Jack:
Sira na. Hindi na umaangat. Nawala ung plastic case nya. Papalitan na lang daw.Spare Tire:
Nakakabit sa ibang oto. Pero nakuha ko na rin nung 09/19/2011.
Magaling ang latero at pintor ni Vince na si Mang Raul pero ung mga ibang tauhan nya na sina Bong, Poma atbp. burara sa gamit.
Maayos naman sila magpintura pero palpak lang sila sa pagbalik ng mga binaklas nila.
Kung may isa pa kayong sasakyan at sobrang haba ng pasensya nyo, ok lang na magpagawa kayo sa kanya.
Pero kung kayo ung tipong isa lang ng sasakyan, metikoloso, at maikli ang pasensya, wag na kayo magpagawa sa kanya.
Kung may alam din kayo sa oto, hindi magpapatalo si vince senyo.October 12:
Kinuha ko na spoiler ko at tirang paint at ipapagawa lahat ng hindi nagawa at palpak na gawa ng BJ paints na yan.
Kay Lex Autoworks ko na lang ipapa-buff at ipapakabit spoiler.
Ok lang kahit gumastos ako basta panatag ako.Vince The Owner
8042 Honradez st. J.P. Rizal Makati City.
Yellow and black checkered gate.
10 Inaman St. Brgy. Masambong Del Monte Q.C.
near araneta ave. or siena college q.c.