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Old 02-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Maaco Good?

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Just wondering is Macco good? Does anyone have any experience with them? If so can you please tell me how they did and the quality of the work was? It seems pretty damn cheap to be true and good? I know the saying you get what you pay for but im just curious!

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: Maaco Good?

They are cheap. If you plan on keeping the car for a long time I wouldn't use them
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They are cheap. If you plan on keeping the car for a long time I wouldn't use them
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They are cheap. If you plan on keeping the car for a long time I wouldn't use them
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Well, let me tell you this.

I had a good friend who worked there a long time ago. I was waiting for him to get off of work and was hanging out in the shop. He pulls put a sharpie marker and starts coloring in the spots that he got on the trim and different areas. I asked him about it and he said that his boss makes them do that.

I wouldn't go unless you are looking for a cheap paint job.
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Re: Maaco Good?

you pay for what you get, but sometimes you pay a good price and get crap as well... but the general rule is... you pay a little you get a little
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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My friend had to get his 86 300z repainted an it looks pretty good but I doubt it's gonna last him a while. I haven't looked at it closely because his car is always in the shop lol. I would hate to own that car

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He got his a maaco
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20/20. Looks good at 20 feet away and at 20 mph.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
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Re: Maaco Good?

do the prep work your self ( sanding ,masking ) and let them paint it usually comes out pretty good , think about it ,there painter ? that's what he does all day , so he has to be good at what he does ............. but they usually rush through jobs to get them out the door ..... so you do the prep work ..
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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I was wondering about their work. My car needs a paint job pretty bad and I would even do a part time paint job until It went to crap then pay a professional to do a proper paint job.
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Re: Maaco Good?

The problem with Maaco is you never know what your going to get. They are all franchised, so it's up to the owner to stress quality/ detail.

I think they do good work at a decent price. I took my old car there and they quoted me 800 more than what another non-chain shop did. Google Body Shops and see who has the best reviews. call around.

I didn't end up giving them the job I should clarify.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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I bought my own hvlp guns and rented a spray compressor , bought 4mil plastic taped off my whole garage , prepped my whole car (bondo, prime, wet sand) then top coat and clear!!! And my paint is better then a maaco job!!
FYI automotive paint is expensive $150-$300 a gallon
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Thanks for the responses I'll see what I'll do
Ate I'll han the painter an extra 100 bucks to do giod
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I bought my own hvlp guns and rented a spray compressor , bought 4mil plastic taped off my whole garage , prepped my whole car (bondo, prime, wet sand) then top coat and clear!!! And my paint is better then a maaco job!!
FYI automotive paint is expensive $150-$300 a gallon
I'm impressed! Very good job. Hell yeah!


I admire anyone with the initiative and drive to do these kind of things themselves.
Instead of finding excuses for why you can't do it, find the solutions for how you can do it and get it done.


And at the end of the project you will have the tools you bought and knowledge you gained to draw upon again in the future if they are needed.
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I bought my own hvlp guns and rented a spray compressor , bought 4mil plastic taped off my whole garage , prepped my whole car (bondo, prime, wet sand) then top coat and clear!!! And my paint is better then a maaco job!!
FYI automotive paint is expensive $150-$300 a gallon
Nice!! Great car too
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #16
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Thanks I did my whole exterior and interior of my car and most of my motor !!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #17
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Better pic of my paint job!!!
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That paint looks good to me, tough times call for risky moves it turned out nice IMO.

I wonder if they could pull off a grabber blue. Anybody have maaco grabber blue pics? Lol....on a real note tho
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Better pic of my paint job!!!
Looks PDG!
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