My gun is back from SiNs...
...and to say I'm mad as can be is an understatement. It is NOT the color I requested, I wanted a bright red, what I have is a blue-ish magenta. The barrels look like they were painted by monkeys or a third-grader with finger paints.
I've been struggling for over 3 hours to clean out the paint that oversprayed inside all componants; barrels, Z-grip, body tube, twist lock tube, power feed. There is trapped dirt speckled all over and some parts of the frame are just barely covered.
Nothing was prepared like his web-site states, the AGD logo is still on the frame, but now covered in orange-peel. It wouldn't be there had the frame been bead=blasted as advertised.
The only parts that look good, despite the wrong color, are the ASA and the DF that I bead-blasted before I sent them.
I can no longer support Mr. McBain, nor his enterprise, and will recommend others to find alternate painting companies.
PS: This whole saga began on May 12th of this year. The first mailing was insured for too much and customs wanted big $ from Eric before he could recieve my package. He sent it back and I recieved it on May 28th. I re-mailed it the same day with much less insurance and Eric was able to have it delivered to his address. From this point on, I was informed by Email only once in over two months, on the progress of my gun. I Emailed him many times to inquire about it and only once was Email sent back to tell me he found a flaw and would have it sent out by the weekend; this was the 3rd of July. Yesterday, I Emailed again to ask where the heck my gun was. No response. Today, the nice mail lady said there is a package at the PO I need to pick up.
A total of over three months, $34 in shipping, $65 for the work (I added an extra $15 over his quote for extra attention to detail), only to get a piss-poor job of the wrong color.
[This message has been edited by Army (edited 08-14-2001).]
Just got Email from SiNs...
...in it's entirety: Sorry about the other reply I got your first email just now.
Your particular order was not handled by me, like I said before I'm on
vacation though, and I cannot get to all my files to figure out who managed
your order. However I will say I WON'T be happy with this until you are. Now
the mailing thing was abnormal and I'm sure it was a pain to have such a
delay but you cannot blame that on us. The work though, I can do something
about, I would like to redo your gun MYSELF, and oversee it all the way
through to make sure it is a perfect finish. I will cover shipping of
course. I realize this must be dissapointing to you and I apologize for the
troubles so I'm hoping you'll let me make it up to you, if at all possible.
Let me know
Hmmm......From what I can glean, Eric never worked on my gun at all, even though he sent me this:Subject: Re: My gun
Just wanted to update you, your gun was going to go out today but I noticed a slight discolouring on some of the parts so I'm redoing 3, hopefully get everything out to you by Wednesday, sorry for the delays.
That was the last I heard from him until today. I can't imagine anyone letting a pure amateur operate his customizing business, and put his name to the work. My wife will bring the digi-cam home tonight, and I'll get some shots posted. Hopefully I'll be able to focus on the "finger-painting".
Now I'm in a dilemma; do I send it back to him to give him a chance to redeem his reputation, or just chalk up my loss to lifes lessons learned?
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