A A Auto Works

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  • 14921 Delano St

    Van Nuys, CA 91411

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  • 818-786-2825

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This was in a response to Frank, the shop manager, on an online forum so when I say "you" I'm referring to A&A Autoworks/Frank Klepadlo. The following is a list of things they messed up on my tC. 1. You effed my paint, hard! First off, it's not the color I wanted it. That's Allan's fault since he claimed he had memorized the way he had mixed the paint when I showed him what I wanted (I flat out told you guys 84 times, I wanted it the color of the BRS Supra), is that what I got? No, I got Pepto Bismol. Secondly, My paint will never dry. You had to paint it FOUR times to get it to where it's at now. Your workers flat out told me your painter forgot to put hardener in it. The first repaint also needed to be done because you didn't primer the top half of my car well enough to cover the 2-tone. You also failed to mix the red pearl into the paint so if you look closely, there's speckles of red ALL over the car. Now, if I ever even get a tiny crak in my clear coat, pink paint oozes out. I was detailing my car at HIN & my hand was pink from the paint in my door jam. 12. You used the wrong size bolts to put my crash beam back on (I realized this yesterday). 13. You had a crappy shop do my intercooler setup which lead to SO MANY PROBLEMS that I refuse to mention here, but lets just say you guys are idiots for working with them. 14. You gave me my car back at 9pm the day before roll-in to SEMA and didn't even vacuum it out. 15. You guys didn't even sand the body panels down correctly after molding, there's bumps everywhere & super uneven spots in my fenders.

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This was in a response to Frank, the shop manager, on an online forum so when I say "you" I'm referring to A&A Autoworks/Frank Klepadlo. The following is a list of things they messed up on my tC. 1. You effed my paint, hard! First off, it's not the color I wanted it. That's Allan's fault since he claimed he had memorized the way he had mixed the paint when I showed him what I wanted (I flat out told you guys 84 times, I wanted it the color of the BRS Supra), is that what I got? No, I got Pepto Bismol. Secondly, My paint will never dry. You had to paint it FOUR times to get it to where it's at now. Your workers flat out told me your painter forgot to put hardener in it. The first repaint also needed to be done because you didn't primer the top half of my car well enough to cover the 2-tone. You also failed to mix the red pearl into the paint so if you look closely, there's speckles of red ALL over the car. Now, if I ever even get a tiny crak in my clear coat, pink paint oozes out. I was detailing my car at HIN & my hand was pink from the paint in my door jam. 12. You used the wrong size bolts to put my crash beam back on (I realized this yesterday). 13. You had a crappy shop do my intercooler setup which lead to SO MANY PROBLEMS that I refuse to mention here, but lets just say you guys are idiots for working with them. 14. You gave me my car back at 9pm the day before roll-in to SEMA and didn't even vacuum it out. 15. You guys didn't even sand the body panels down correctly after molding, there's bumps everywhere & super uneven spots in my fenders.

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(Scion tC, For information such as pictures, etc. please go to ScionLife, the forum number is 241249)

This entire situation started when I got my RS1 lip kit last Christmas. I was searching around for a body shop I would trust painting it, and found A&A. Seeing that they've done many cars, I went along with it and had them paint my lip kit, and mold my CF heat shield to the rear lip. They say 1 week, we'll call you to pick it up. 1 week goes by, nothing. I call them, they say they can into problems with the heat shield so they need 1 more freaking week. In frustration, I say OK and let them continue the work. 1 week later, they call me and I go to pick up the lip kit. I inspected it, and everything looked good besides a small nick in the clear coat on the heat shield. 2 weeks later, I asked them to install my CF Hatch. I dropped the car off on a Friday night. Frank said I could pick it up Saturday morning, first thing. I left about 20 voice mails and at least 10 emails. I get a call from Frank monday saying they "really need me to pick up the car cause it's taking up room" I go after school and pick it up. Frank somehow got my PEDESTAL SPOILER shocks to work from the OEM HATCH to support my CF HATCH. How? I have no idea. When I first saw it, it looked awful. The shocks were FORCING it up, and they didn't even bother fitting the garnish properly, never mind the fact that they didn't install the panels for the hatch. Since I really needed the car back, I took it home. Took off the hatch shocks the next 2 days. I've been screwing with the garnish ever since. I also noticed that they had to have had the hatch laying on its back cause there's a bunch scratches on it. The car was also as dirty as its EVER been in it's life. Dust all over it, and dust all over the interior. Never mind the floor mats.

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(Scion tC, For information such as pictures, etc. please go to ScionLife, the forum number is 241249)

This entire situation started when I got my RS1 lip kit last Christmas. I was searching around for a body shop I would trust painting it, and found A&A. Seeing that they've done many cars, I went along with it and had them paint my lip kit, and mold my CF heat shield to the rear lip. They say 1 week, we'll call you to pick it up. 1 week goes by, nothing. I call them, they say they can into problems with the heat shield so they need 1 more freaking week. In frustration, I say OK and let them continue the work. 1 week later, they call me and I go to pick up the lip kit. I inspected it, and everything looked good besides a small nick in the clear coat on the heat shield. 2 weeks later, I asked them to install my CF Hatch. I dropped the car off on a Friday night. Frank said I could pick it up Saturday morning, first thing. I left about 20 voice mails and at least 10 emails. I get a call from Frank monday saying they "really need me to pick up the car cause it's taking up room" I go after school and pick it up. Frank somehow got my PEDESTAL SPOILER shocks to work from the OEM HATCH to support my CF HATCH. How? I have no idea. When I first saw it, it looked awful. The shocks were FORCING it up, and they didn't even bother fitting the garnish properly, never mind the fact that they didn't install the panels for the hatch. Since I really needed the car back, I took it home. Took off the hatch shocks the next 2 days. I've been screwing with the garnish ever since. I also noticed that they had to have had the hatch laying on its back cause there's a bunch scratches on it. The car was also as dirty as its EVER been in it's life. Dust all over it, and dust all over the interior. Never mind the floor mats.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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2. You dropped my $900 Kaminari hood, chipped it & I KNOW it was you guys cuz I was at your shop when the clear coat was still wet & there were gouges in it all the way down to the carbon. I sure as hell know I didn't do that, & Karl owned up to it, too, yet you still to this day try & claim that I did it. You're an idiot if you think that even for a second you can try & coax me into thinking I brought it like that. Plus, it wouldn't gouge if the paint was dry, it was all crinkled from the rubberyness of the clear. Then you guys tried to re-resin it & it was bright friggin yellow & looked like bird sh*t. Also, when you painted the edges & cowl pink, it looks like a 5 yr old had masked it off for you guys, it was NOT straight. Thankfully my hood has now gone to a reputable shop where I redid the borders black & was able to cover YOUR shops faults. 3. You guys scratched & got resin all over my $150 MoMo shifter. 4. You guys got resin fingerprints ALL over my tail lights. 5. You didn't wire up my headlights correctly. 6. The body work is COMPLETELY uneven. 7. When you did the flat black accent pieces around my tail lights, you guys didn't let the paint dry & you SHOVED the tails in which caused the black paint to crinkle. 8. You guys got bondo all over my painted 5Zigen wheels & caused all the paint to chip off. 9. You got bondo & fiberglass footprints all over my $150 floormats. 10. You CUT my system out, LITERALLY SNIPPED all my wires to my sound system, I had to drive all the way to SEMA with no radio. & don't act stupid and say YOU TOLD ME TO DO IT because I worded it as "rip the system out of the car when you guys start working on it", nobody in there right mind would cut a system out of a car, & fail to put it back together. My whole car had to be rewired. 11. You failed to paint the backs of my door handles AND you messed up the passenger side door handle cuz you have to pull really hard to open the door.

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2. You dropped my $900 Kaminari hood, chipped it & I KNOW it was you guys cuz I was at your shop when the clear coat was still wet & there were gouges in it all the way down to the carbon. I sure as hell know I didn't do that, & Karl owned up to it, too, yet you still to this day try & claim that I did it. You're an idiot if you think that even for a second you can try & coax me into thinking I brought it like that. Plus, it wouldn't gouge if the paint was dry, it was all crinkled from the rubberyness of the clear. Then you guys tried to re-resin it & it was bright friggin yellow & looked like bird sh*t. Also, when you painted the edges & cowl pink, it looks like a 5 yr old had masked it off for you guys, it was NOT straight. Thankfully my hood has now gone to a reputable shop where I redid the borders black & was able to cover YOUR shops faults. 3. You guys scratched & got resin all over my $150 MoMo shifter. 4. You guys got resin fingerprints ALL over my tail lights. 5. You didn't wire up my headlights correctly. 6. The body work is COMPLETELY uneven. 7. When you did the flat black accent pieces around my tail lights, you guys didn't let the paint dry & you SHOVED the tails in which caused the black paint to crinkle. 8. You guys got bondo all over my painted 5Zigen wheels & caused all the paint to chip off. 9. You got bondo & fiberglass footprints all over my $150 floormats. 10. You CUT my system out, LITERALLY SNIPPED all my wires to my sound system, I had to drive all the way to SEMA with no radio. & don't act stupid and say YOU TOLD ME TO DO IT because I worded it as "rip the system out of the car when you guys start working on it", nobody in there right mind would cut a system out of a car, & fail to put it back together. My whole car had to be rewired. 11. You failed to paint the backs of my door handles AND you messed up the passenger side door handle cuz you have to pull really hard to open the door.

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Cons: read the review

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12. You used the wrong size bolts to put my crash beam back on (I realized this yesterday). 13. You had a crappy shop do my intercooler setup which lead to SO MANY PROBLEMS that I refuse to mention here, but lets just say you guys are idiots for working with them. 14. You gave me my car back at 9pm the day before roll-in to SEMA and didn't even vacuum it out. 15. You guys didn't even sand the body panels down correctly after molding, there's bumps everywhere & super uneven spots in my fenders. 16. You guys lost a bunch of my interior clips, & then you tell me to come down to the shop to pick them up & then you (LOL @ YOU FOR CALLING YOURSELF A SHOP MANAGER) didn't even have the keys the bays, & then you lie & tell me you don't have the owners cell phone number to get them. When Karl does finally come (3 hours later), you still can't find the clips & me & you fight & you proceed to call me a b*tch & threatened to h1t me. Then you have to resort to taking clips & pieces out of ANOTHER tC in the shop to give to me. 17. You used numerous amounts of random bolts that were not OEM, nor torqued down correctly.. 18. Yesterday I found 2 random rags that were stuffed under each side of my radiator. WTF?!?!!? You guys were the last shop to even be near my radiator/front bumper/general area. 19. The turn signals that were put in my headlights were not OEM. 20. There are HUUUUUUUUUUUGE bubbles in my door jams, right behind my side view mirrors. 21.The paint in my door jams are also CRACKING. 22. Half of my radiator is pink now. 23. Also, when removing my aluminum door sills, you bent them up like CRAZY!

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12. You used the wrong size bolts to put my crash beam back on (I realized this yesterday). 13. You had a crappy shop do my intercooler setup which lead to SO MANY PROBLEMS that I refuse to mention here, but lets just say you guys are idiots for working with them. 14. You gave me my car back at 9pm the day before roll-in to SEMA and didn't even vacuum it out. 15. You guys didn't even sand the body panels down correctly after molding, there's bumps everywhere & super uneven spots in my fenders. 16. You guys lost a bunch of my interior clips, & then you tell me to come down to the shop to pick them up & then you (LOL @ YOU FOR CALLING YOURSELF A SHOP MANAGER) didn't even have the keys the bays, & then you lie & tell me you don't have the owners cell phone number to get them. When Karl does finally come (3 hours later), you still can't find the clips & me & you fight & you proceed to call me a b*tch & threatened to h1t me. Then you have to resort to taking clips & pieces out of ANOTHER tC in the shop to give to me. 17. You used numerous amounts of random bolts that were not OEM, nor torqued down correctly.. 18. Yesterday I found 2 random rags that were stuffed under each side of my radiator. WTF?!?!!? You guys were the last shop to even be near my radiator/front bumper/general area. 19. The turn signals that were put in my headlights were not OEM. 20. There are HUUUUUUUUUUUGE bubbles in my door jams, right behind my side view mirrors. 21.The paint in my door jams are also CRACKING. 22. Half of my radiator is pink now. 23. Also, when removing my aluminum door sills, you bent them up like CRAZY!

Pros: none

Cons: read the review

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Also, I brought my hood to your shop for a reason I can't remember while you guys had my tC. I was going to take it home but my car was somewhat full & you said "oh just leave it here & come pick it up whenever you want". Well, I tried calling you numerous times soon after that to come and get it & you failed to return calls & texts. Just a few weeks ago, I hear that you're trying to sling parts to pocket some cash. I had friends go to your shop & heard you say you have a bunch of stock hoods you can sell. Well Frank, I want my damn stock hood back. IF YOU'RE GOING TO CLAIM YOU'RE A GOOD SHOP, THEN I DEMAND YOU TO FIX MY CAR. But will you? Hell no, why? Because you wanna try & be the king of the scion scene out here in socal & you know I'll beat you at shows (even with all my stuff messed up, I still beat you) & you refuse to ever deal with anything professionally.

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Also, I brought my hood to your shop for a reason I can't remember while you guys had my tC. I was going to take it home but my car was somewhat full & you said "oh just leave it here & come pick it up whenever you want". Well, I tried calling you numerous times soon after that to come and get it & you failed to return calls & texts. Just a few weeks ago, I hear that you're trying to sling parts to pocket some cash. I had friends go to your shop & heard you say you have a bunch of stock hoods you can sell. Well Frank, I want my damn stock hood back. IF YOU'RE GOING TO CLAIM YOU'RE A GOOD SHOP, THEN I DEMAND YOU TO FIX MY CAR. But will you? Hell no, why? Because you wanna try & be the king of the scion scene out here in socal & you know I'll beat you at shows (even with all my stuff messed up, I still beat you) & you refuse to ever deal with anything professionally.

Pros: none

Cons: read the review

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