OK - I am going to get this response out and done with so I can go on with posting the positive things about how this playfield is going to be fixed and restored to is previous glory. The text goes on for pages but here are the pieces that show the true colors of this guy who did the work...
"I am hearing all kids of shit from multiple people about you bitching about IJ...
I stupidly agreed to do you a favor and help you out. Now I gotta listen to complaints about how bright the insert decals are? What in the fuck do I have to do with the brightness of the decals/the quality/or how they were made? really? that's like ordering a set of new tires online..then having fountain tire install them for you..you then decide they aren't black enough for your liking.. so try and get fountain tire - a place that simply installed them for your.. to pay for new ones? give your head a shake..
Now you expect me to take care of things because u didnt like the decals u got online? yeah good luck with that. Do not contact me again..."
I responded "haha! Are you joking?"
He responded " Good luck with your IJ douchebag...stick the rest up your ass. bye bye."
I responsed " you absolutely butchered this playfield. dont you look at the work you do when you do it or do you just close your eyes? Was this the first pinball machine you ever saw or worked on? It should be the last one that is for sure"
He responded " WE ARE NOT A PINBALL RESTORATION COMPANY!!!!!!!!! Fuck sakes... clean your ears out you dumb fuck... We are pinball lovers who do favours..for fellow enthusiasts...its not about reputation... couldn't give a fuck what u think. The decals came from wherever the fuck you got them... talk to them."
Then he went on a rage about how I was a douchebag and my so called buddies say I am a douchebag and I am never happy and why don't I just go and buy another $10,000 IJ like the last three I lost money on... maybe the next one I will have better luck than the first 3. Or maybe I should get another hobby. He ended the rampage with:
"Be sure NOT to bother letting us know how it plays our for you..."
WOW - this text is even longer than I remember it. Sorry I dont know how much more of this people should or need to read. If you have had enough stop reading I guess...
I tried to defend " Sorry you feel that way. I have not demanded anything. I have not asked for anything. These decals were bad... they were translucent and should never have been put on and cleared over. You can make personal insults. That is fine. I am not a person like you and would never launch a personal attack against someone I do not know. I wasn't asking you to fix anything. I just wanted to let you know what happened with hopes you might know what to look for and what to do better in the future. I dont understand why YOU are attacking ME. The playfield is terrible. You can see all the edges on the decals (they were not painted in) and they are translucent (that means there is no color on them and you can see through them). I understand now that you are not a playfield restorer. I did not know anything about you before. I understand you don't care anything about your reputation... That is obvious. Sorry you started this by attacking me personally. I wont do the same. Maybe just have a drink and relax a little. Its no big deal"
Then he unloaded with his final massive text which I then blocked him after. Here is some of it:
"I dont need to look for anything in the future bud...for the last fucking time.. this is not my fucking career!!!!! If u know so much about it... then do it yourself professor."
He then went on to say he just did what he was told and if I wanted it done right I should have paid more and not asked to cut corners. If I wanna see top shelf machines I can come and see his machines. He ended with "More calm I could not be...Playing one of our many beauties..and having more than just one beer your suggested...best of luck on the next 3 IJ's ... professor...haha"
I did respond before blocking him. I told him it was them that suggested the decals and all I wanted was touch ups and clearcoat. I told him I could tell it was not a career by what he did. I told him to take the bottles back to the depot so he could buy another 24. I said to keep drinking his life away and attacking people personally and I am sure life will reward him for that.
I know that is a super long forum string. It is a complete mess but this playfield is going to be fixed. It is going to be costly but it will be fixed right. I will keep updating as it comes together and I appreciate the support I have received on the forum here to help alleviate the misery.