Posted in the white market thread as well.
Anyone who ordered boards only, they will be shipping Tuesday 10/12.
Panels = NIGHTMARE
First off, anyone who has any interest in using par-metal for any type of production items, RUN. And run fast. I will never be using them again. If I had known then what I know now, I would have just used my regular shop. The only reason I didn't is because they were backed up for 6 weeks. I assumed using the guys whom half of you get your front panels from anyways to do the custom front panels seemed pretty logical, what a mistake.
I will post the full story tomorrow because I'm exhausted from this situation right now, but bottom line is, I recieved the machined panels on Wed, they are at my screener (because par-metal's sample screening was horrific).
However, quite a large percentage of the machined panels I will be rejecting. Some of them are good, and some of them are not. There were 100 made so I only inspected a percentage. I'm having them all screened and will weed through the rejects when I get them (Screener indicated they'll be done on Wed-Thurs).
I sent par-metal a nice hate mail, and they are re-doing the entire run, delivery will be in a week, at which point I will need to send the second run to the screener.
I will keep everyone updated as soon as I get the first run from the screener. If by next Friday I don't have the situation worked out, if there is anyone who is really itching to start thier boards, I can ship the boards and sent the panels seperately the following week. I will eat the additional shipping costs.
I am very sorry for this delay, it has been very stressful, fustrating, and upsetting, and I am doing everything I can to settle this matter.