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Old 02-18-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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i saw their add on tv, the 2nd level paint job is half off and my paint has been peeling for awhile, so i got an estimate, the paint job itself is 200 and the labor and stripping are 400, making the grand totall 600, now i had always assumed that maaco was just a place to go for a dirt cheap passable paint job, i was actually surprised when the guy said that they would strip the chipping panels, i assumed they would just ghetto do it and spray over everything, but since they seem to actually be professional about it it got me thinking maybe theyll do a decent job and it would be worth it, so has anyone here had any experience with them?
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its hit or miss. some have gotten great paint jobs and some look like ****.
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its hit or miss. some have gotten great paint jobs and some look like ****.
think the $600 risk is worht taking? i mean it snot like they can make the car look worse (its chipping ALOT) but i also wouldnt want to be out $600 on a **** paint job
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true, but get estimates on the body shop the stealership uses or sends their cars too
Like my dealer sends them out if they are busy, and Ive personally seen the work first hand, and they do a good job. FWI, look around first
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I agree with the hit and miss.
For 600 dollars how good can it look though? It will be white, but, will it be the way the car looked new..no.
Thats my biggest concearn is if i was going to get my car repainted, i want it to look a day old.
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well im not extremely concerned with looks of the car but i dont want paint chipping everywhere, but i also dont want like obvious paint drips or underspray, or accidental sprays onto light fixtures and seals, i would prefer to just fix the areas that are chipping, but i know that eventually the whole car will be chipping so it would be better to get the whole thing repainted, so basicly it doesnt have to look great just good
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well a lot of discussion about this has been done on another forum I visit thirdgen.org for 82-92 camaro and firebird. I have seen cars that got painted by Macco that look awsome and others that look like crap. the general thought is the more good prep work you do, the better the job will be. the guys that just had the actual paint done by Macco look great.
if you are not that paint inclined I at least suggest you do all the deconstruction you can. take the lights, trim panels and anything else you can off to keep from getting overspray on them. that way when you put them back on you don't see any of the edges they painted up to.
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would it even be legal to drive over there with my light fixtures removed or masked?
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well, just pull everything you can off (side moldings, etc.) but the lights. then when you get there pull the lights off.
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That'* what they mean by stripping.....Thet do a good job but they don't seem to do much prep work....My father-in-law got his 94 Cutless Supreme painted and it looked good and all but one spot where they pulled off the tape and u could see the previous color and it didn't look like it was even scuffed at all...my suggestion would be to spend a little extra and have somebody prep it for a "future" paint job then bring it to Macco
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