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Old 02-19-2008, 02:30 AM   #21
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I don't know what I'd do. There'* a really low cost place very close to me where 1337ssei and his family members constantly get very high quality paint jobs. For $150, his dad will get a black Grand Am wetsanded with all clearcoat flakes fixed and trim peelings put back. It'* a great deal, I think. 1337ssei'* car was fixed for $700 when his uncle backed into him and dented a door or two. He at that time also had his bumpers repainted, as I believe, and there was some painting done elsewhere. Not sure where.

For a $200 paint job, you shouldn't deal with overspray. You should always have less paint than more for such a low cost. This is terrible, and may Maaco go out of business for their shoddy workmanship. And what'* with the manager locking himself in the office? What a douche!
i hope they close down also

and it was the actual boss who locked himeself in the office leaving me with his disgruntled shop manager and a non englisg speaking worker..
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i hope they close down also

and it was the actual boss who locked himeself in the office leaving me with his disgruntled shop manager and a non englisg speaking worker..
Well, the boss needs a whooping. SUE!! SUE!!!
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Nope. Just stop payment. I hope you at least put it on your credit card. If you did, then call them up and file a dispute. Ask them to stop payment until it'* resolved.

Frankly, the best you're gonna get is your money back, though. Next time, check with your local racing club for recommendations, and check THOSE with the BBB.
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For a $200 paint job, you shouldn't deal with overspray. You should always have less paint than more for such a low cost.
Overspray comes from not masking things, or spraying far away from the item being painted.

A $200 paint job is **** in any aspect.

You do realize I paid $300 for Prime / Paint / Clear Coat on my new front bumper, right?

They don't give a **** about how the car comes out. Once you sign off on it, it'* in your hands essentially. If they do a **** job, it'* your fault in the end for going to MAACO.
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For a $200 paint job, you shouldn't deal with overspray. You should always have less paint than more for such a low cost.
Overspray comes from not masking things, or spraying far away from the item being painted.
Yeah, I was kidding about the paint quantity. Hilarious how you caught that. Thanks!
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Why anyone would ever think they could get a good paint job for $200 is beyond me.

Sorry, but you got exactly what you paid for.
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I agree. I had my LeBaron painted at an older bodyshop, which they charged 700 bucks to do a base/clear, and painted my rims (had the colormatched alloys), and they did a decent job. BUT...

1) I did all the prep work myself, save for sanding. I filled in most of the lightly dinged areas, removed all the trim and lights, and I even went so far as to pressure wash the undercariage and spray that wax-in-a-spraycan to minimize overspray retention.

2) The areas I could not fix I took a yellow grease pencil to, circled them, and pointed them out to the shop manager that I wanted them fixed, and to be sure to write that on the work order.

3) I made daily visits to the shop to check on the progress, and actually did a few walkarounds throughout the process. Any good bodyshop will allow their customers to do this.

4) I also removed all the cladding, spoiler, and license plate. I gave them all the pieces that needed to be painted, and preferred to be painted, off of the car.

5) I reassembled everything myself at the homestead. Only things I put on at the shop was the tails, turns, and plate...that'* all that is needed to make the car legal to drive.

6) I got EVERYTHING I wanted done in writing.

You also need to know that MAACO, though a national chain, each shop is independantly owned and operated, so there are no set guidelines as to the quality of work performed. If someone were to drop off a dirty, unprepped car to a body shop, the manager and workers would tend to not to do alot of prepwork to it (unless it'* an insurance job). But by bringing in a *mostly* prepped vehicle, they know you are serious about wanting a good job, and are more willing to give you a good job since they no longer need to allocate their time to washing, trim removal, masking, sanding, washing, and sanding again.

If you fully expect any shop to do all of that...for even 300 dollars.... you have very high expectations.
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update: 2/19/08

well i just got off the phone with the coperate office and bascially they contacted maaco and contacetd me back and said that all they can do is have me drop the car off so maaco can clean off the over spray and thats it..nothing more..



are you freakin kidding me.. this is the coperate office that told me this.

i also told them how maaco cut off all my car emblems with a razor and left cut marks everywhere. and how they broke my passanger mirror and my trunk alarm pin and she said well since you left with the carf you cant prove it was them who conflicted the damage with razor blades and what ever banged your mirror.


and this was a supervisor for the maaco headquarters. wow tell me why im not suprised that im getting treated like this...

right now i will stop typing and go call my local magistrate and file a civil suit as i guess thats my only option....

i will post back up soon..
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Locked for double-posting. Please continue in your other topic in Detailing and Appearance.

On a personal note, you can't go to Macco and expect quality. It'* just not going to happen. Ever.
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