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Old 02-21-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Maaco paint job, is it worth it?

I know this shoudl be in a different area, though I like discussing random car topics with people I know, or are closeby, so here it goes.

Is a cheap Maaco job good? Like the $400 job? I was thinking of going black.

Not now, but sometime in the future, is the paint reflective, does it last, bad overspray?
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I suppose they can't be too bad at least the ones around here, I see them all working on BMW'* and Escalades..........

Someone taking brand new or close enough to 50-60K cars to somewhere like that....can't be too bad, I've seen them turn out some pretty nice stuff too.
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It'* just a classic case of you get what you paid for.
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If you do all the prep work yourself usually maaco does a good job. Their painters are good painters and know how to paint, I just don't think most of them do the best body work. I've seen some REALLY nice paint jobs on the thirdgen f-body forum that came from maaco. And I'm talking about black cars where any little screw up is really gonna show.

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suppose they can't be too bad at least the ones around here, I see them all working on BMW'* and Escalades..........

Someone taking brand new or close enough to 50-60K cars to somewhere like that....can't be too bad, I've seen them turn out some pretty nice stuff too.

Rrrrrrealy, Dr. evil pinkie smirk. My car NEEDS a new paint job before it rusts. Damn New Yorkers! A$$holes!!!!!!
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Fantastic...We've got a few of them around here..

Only abusive one I know if the guy that killed the trans on my old car.
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I was thinking of going black.
Hey.....U know what "they" say........
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Yup...once you have black

it'* never gonna be perfectly clean for more than 5 FREAKING minutes!!!!!

Proof on those Nashua pics..I cleaned her up that morning..all that crap happened on the trip.
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What colour is the car now?
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