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Old 06-11-2010, 01:14 AM   #1
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so......maaco......thats a NO. ive read the reviews and seen it for myself on a galant. it is wretched. are there any other international chains around?

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Re: stang paint

well when you get into painting... its a very very very slippery slope... you first have to define your budget, then determine if the level of quality that will get you is what you want, if not save more or dont paint

Once you figure that one out (by getting local estimates even if you dont plan to let that place to it so you get a feel for the time/money its going to run)

The final step is RESEARCH to ensure that you let someone do the car that can do it in a timely manor, for the price you agreed on, and with the quality/warranty you expect.

Its VERY hard to find a good paint shop that doenst screw up and take short cuts but they are out there... they cost more... but you get what you pay for (vs having to redo it and spend more than doing it right would have cost in the first place)

After all that above... some places charge OUT THE *** and do horrible work~ thats what research is for

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Re: stang paint

Yah you definitely have to do your homework when it comes to painting. I personally would stay away from those international chains like Maaco...

As said, get estimates from local body shops...clearly written out with labor charges, paint/misc charges and estimated time to do the work (hours).

A good thing to look for at the body shops is a bake booth. The local shop I go to can get a factory match on paint (even my Sonic Blue) and has a full sized spray/bake booth inside the building. They do cost more than the other 2 shops in town, but the work is excellent and people are great.

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