Went And Saw My Car On Friday
Damn it, I should have taken pictures.
Tail lights, door handles, front bumper cover all removed. Headlights taped off. Primer and sanded patches on the roof, on the door, on the front clip, on the hood, on the driver side fender. Inside door trim panels removed (to get to the door handles). ACK!
They are painting on Monday all day I was told. Holes on the front nose where the Pontiac arrowhead was and front license plate bracket were are filled, sanded and primed. They even filled, sanded and primed some of the curb scratches on the under side of the front bumper!
When we dropped the car off there was a 2500 crew cab pickup truck that was torn up from the front fender to the bed. We got to see it being delivered today and it was pristine. No orange peeling, color match perfect, black truck - so I feel like I'm in really good hands.
Joe, the tech working on my car gave my daughter a full tour of the body shop and answered ALL her questions. Even showed her other vehicles that they are working on, what they're doing, how they got damaged, what needs to be fixed, etc. etc., and answered all her mechanically questions. Proud of the little stinker, she asked a lot of good questions and was very fascinated by the paint booth in particular.
Kudos to Joe, Brandon and Teresa over at Valley Pontiac. Also my rear parking assist is installed already - told it works, they did a good job. Has the four "dimple" sensors, color matched on the rear bumper. Turns out they had to buy a special hole saw and it took much longer than the GM stated 1.5 hours to install. They ate the difference.
Car will probably be done on Wednesday, I'll probably pick up on Friday and just stay south for the Bonney Lake meet.
0 - 50 MPH: 3.40 seconds
0 - 60 MPH: 5.01 seconds
1/4 Mile: 13.367 @ 105.25 MPH 2.021 60'
'05 Saturn Relay FWD3 weather beater 158K