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Old 01-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Feedback on using maaco to do your paint job.

I started out a few months ago with the intent on doing my own paint job. A noble idea for sure, but not a practical one for me. I did start sanding and did a good portion over about a months period. I finally decided that I wanted it painted sooner than later and went ahead and drooped it off at a local Maaco shop. For 500 bucks, it was totally worth it to me. It's guaranteed for 4 years and the paint job looks nice. It's not perfect and they could use a lesson in 'attention to detail,' but still happy with the end result. My only real gripe is when I picked it up, they were going to let me drive off without putting the stuff they took off, back on (license plate, windshield wipers, antenna, turn signal covers and hood latches). I had to go back in and request it be done. Someone had to stay past closing time and take care of the problem, but I did get a couple beers out of it while I waited.

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Even for $500, that doesn't give them an excuse to half-ass the work.

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Do the prep work yourself! and the masking. Otherwise you will have over spray on your windows, tires, you name it. You get what you pay for.
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You get what you pay for.
Truer words were never spoken when it comes to paintjobs.
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The paint and clear for my GTO was more than $500.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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Pics please!
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:15 AM   #7
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I was worried about overspray too, but luckily they got that part right. I went and checked the sanding and masking before the spray so I felt ok with them doing the paint. They did hit the bumper twice and took a little paint off that, but I wasn't worried about that since I did that part myself.

Getting what you pay for is definitely the case here, which is why I will pick someone more professional when I'm ready to dump the cash required for that.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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after (i just got it home. fender flares have been painted since this pic. black satin contrast looks great IMO). Next up, new soft 8 rims and tires. Lift to follow.
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Lucky it's a jeep, it's a box and any over spray is just gonna hit plastic or glass and can be cleaned up later : )

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From what I've been told...Maaco does a decent paint job if you do all the prep work yourself. Otherwise, as has been're gonna have overspray everywhere and other problems. Of course it's not going to be as high of quality as a company that uses better paints...but you can get a decent paintjob for the money.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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There's no question they made a few minor mistakes and that they don't use the highest quality material, but if they honor the work for the five year guarantee they gave me, then I think the price was good. There are no bad spots anywhere in this paint job.

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