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Old 05-31-2013, 05:09 AM   #1
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A guy told me it would cost 5-7,000 bucks to have my car repainted the same color. Is that high? It seems high to me.
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A guy told me it would cost 5-7,000 bucks to have my car repainted the same color. Is that high? It seems high to me.
Typically price reflects quality. I've seen shops charge as little as $2k and some charge over $14k. Price definitely is a factor in quality.
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I got a paint job and minor body work done for $1200... And it looks fantastic. Got it done by Macco
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I got a paint job and minor body work done for $1200... And it looks fantastic. Got it done by Macco
Macco is very different in different areas. You got lucky to have one that did a great job....
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That seems very high for a same color reshoot. Do you have any major body work? If so that may be why it's so high.
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That seems very high for a same color reshoot. Do you have any major body work? If so that may be why it's so high.
No my car has no dents whatsoever
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No my car has no dents whatsoever
I would shop around then. 5,000 would be the absolute most I would pay. Generally you can get a full color change for around 5.
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Macco is very different in different areas. You got lucky to have one that did a great job....
Also I worked for a car dealership and the hooked me up withem Maaco. I fell in love. I don't work there anymore but I still get there discounts on whatever they use
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Typically price reflects quality. I've seen shops charge as little as $2k and some charge over $14k. Price definitely is a factor in quality.
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Macco is very different in different areas. You got lucky to have one that did a great job....
+1. Maaco locations are independently owned and operated. Some are good, some are bad. If the man laying the paint has skill, cares about his work, and you buy the better paint, you'll get a good job. Research your local shop and see what people think.
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+1. Maaco locations are independently owned and operated. Some are good, some are bad. If the man laying the paint has skill, cares about his work, and you buy the better paint, you'll get a good job. Research your local shop and see what people think.
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5K for 400 bucks worth of paint is a rip, look around more.
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Anything above $5K is suspiciously a rip-off. Shop around and check out the reviews online of the places you intend on taking the car to, that way you can get an idea of how reputable these guys are and how good of a job they do. Good luck on your search!
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Well had a body shop do it for 2.5k but they told me extra 1k would include warranty on the paint an it was a full color swap
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I would pull all your panels and trim yourself.

Save some money and do it right.
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