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Old 02-18-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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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
so you mean that 'stripping' to them is removing lights and such? cause they guy talked about stripping the areas where the paint was chipping, so i assumed that meant a chemical strip...
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ever consider painting it something other than white?

I don't have to go into details about what happens to whites vechicles in this club
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I worked at macco for 6 months.
First off, go to a corperate macco. The quailty of the tools, and overall cleanliness is much better.
With anything else, it'* just a case of you get what you paid for. A 299 paint job will look like crap and will fade in 2-3 years.
If you really want a good paint job, go 2-stage (base clear).
And if you want your hood, roof and trunk to come out looking like glass, have them stipped. You may just want to do the hood since it will make the most difference and stripping is expensive. But if any of them are chipping strip them all.
Basically, you can't get a good paint job without spending at the very least $700.
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ever consider painting it something other than white?

I don't have to go into details about what happens to whites vechicles in this club
omg dont egt me started i would love a metallic burghundy bonneivlle but i dont anna do ti ghetto maaco style but doing ti right (and i mean stirppign everything out tlaking in it down to the frame would cost sooo mcuha nd i dotn ahve the $) but so any2way as much a siw ould ove another color ill g just gonna stick with white for now, maybe have to find some kind of metallic whtie to giv eit a little depth but basicly a color match, and 95NASTA how wouyld i know if its a corporate maqaco or not? and whats wrong with my $600? thats with the sale they got going on cause it the $400 job withthe $200 off so its $600 but iwhtout the sla it owuldbe $800
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You'll have to ask them if it'* a corperate macco.
I'm almost positive you got an estimate for a 1 stage polyeurothane paint job. It will look okay depending on where you go but it'* not worth it IMO. If you want it done right you have to go a 2 stage paint job. That paint job alone without stripping will run $700+.
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Had a friend that did his whole car w/ Macco. It'* crap, there is no clearcoat even though they say they clearcoat it.

I had my infamous black fender painted by Macco, it turned out alright. I askeed them to re-align the fender, they didn't. Considering the guy barely knew english, I just gave them the $100 and went on my marry way. Decent for the $ I payed, but would not get my whole car painted there unless I was hard up for a paint job...
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