7 months just seems like awful service to me.
It's almost as if the long delivery times are engineered to perpetuate the myth of greatness. If I took a frame to be resprayed and was told I'd be waiting that long I'd piss myself and turn on my heels.
What's even worse is how they don't even advise you of anticipated time, and simply keep you hanging - leaving you to chase them for info all the time!
Why do people continue to use them - it's ridiculous!
To put things into context somewhat, whole houses are built and finished in less time than that - and I'm not referring to mass built shitty noddy boxes either!
I can't understand how people find this standard of service acceptable and continue to give such companies their business...
7 months is no short length of time, you are correct about that.
And ref your comment, on engineering delays to perpetuate the myth of greatness....
This is the most school boy comment i think i have yet to read since joining this site.
Can i ask when was the last time you actually took a frame that really should have been thrown away to a frame builder or painter and asked them to sort it out....? Can i also ask.... have you ever actually painted any frames yourself in the past....?
The next question id like to ask is have do you or have you ever run your own business....?
I only ask the above, because you are quick to Judge without all the facts, and follow on by running down a company with a good reputation.
if you wanted a cheap quick job, spend £30 and go to a commercial powder coaters. they will knock it out in a week and it will look tidy when its finished.
If you have a frame that needs, damaged and seized parts removed, frame stripping, then carefully treated with all corrosion and pitting from 23 years of rust removed/treated etc, then prepared for a difficult customers paint idea, this of course in itself will take time, thats also not forgetting Jig time to ensure the frame is straight and true of course.
you would be looking at 4 different colours, done in enamal, as well as decals, clear coats, chroming (outside company commisioned for this, price and time included postage etc) then of course you have to take into account the drying times of each colour etc etc etc.
Not only is some of this work a slow process its tedious and unless done in conjunction with other frames, it isnt cost effective to do.
and furthermore there are very very few companies (certainly in the south of england) that would be prepared to take on such a task in the first place. Slagging off a company with only half the facts to my mind is Bad form, especially given the profiability of such work.