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Old 10-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Smile best paint job

Thinking about painting my wrangler any one have reviews on certain places or recommend me. Thanks

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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you might get more response if you tell us where you are.

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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earl shives, maco, lol
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earl shives, maco, lol
Not all Maaco paint jobs are bad. It's all in the prep work and skill of the painter. This was my Miata before I traded it for my 89 YJ. It had a 7 year old $500 Maaco paint job
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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Looks good! I had a work van done by maaco and there was some overspray but it looked really nice all things considered.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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This is right after I got my paint job from maaco

The second pic is after my lift and tires
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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it doesn't matter what forum i mention maco in, i get the same responses.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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As a professional artist specializing in vehicles i can tell you that paint jobs are 90% prep work, 10% shooting the paint. But here is a quick education in the two different types of paints you will have available.
1. Enamel - If you're paying under $500 bucks you are getting an enamel paint job. This is also known as single stage. It dries glossy and requires no clear coat. In the event of a scratch it does not buff well and because of the lack of clear coat and UV inhibitors, it typically fades after 3-4 years outside if you don't wax it monthly.
2. Basecoat/Clearcoat - This is a 2 stage system and is typically used on every car coming out of the factory since 1990. There are waterborne and solvent based types and both are excellent as long as you go with a good name brand. These paint jobs will typically come in around $1000 dollars and custom jobs can go much higher. Benefits are that the clear coat can be buffed in the event of a light scratch and in the event of a deep scratch it can repainted and blended flawlessly. UV inhibitors give much longer life.

A good paint job is not as dependent on the paint as it is the prep however, find a reputable shop and one with a strong guarantee. This is the shop that will take their time and prep properly. 99% of paint related problems are due to poor prep work. The entire painted surface should be prepped with a 600/800 grit wetsand and then followed up with a liberal application and rubdown of wax/grease remover. Finally it should be tack clothed down immediately before shooting to ensure no particulates.

Hope this helps.
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As a professional artist specializing in vehicles i can tell you that paint jobs are 90% prep work, 10% shooting the paint. But here is a quick education in the two different types of paints you will have available.
1. Enamel - If you're paying under $500 bucks you are getting an enamel paint job. This is also known as single stage. It dries glossy and requires no clear coat. In the event of a scratch it does not buff well and because of the lack of clear coat and UV inhibitors, it typically fades after 3-4 years outside if you don't wax it monthly.
2. Basecoat/Clearcoat - This is a 2 stage system and is typically used on every car coming out of the factory since 1990. There are waterborne and solvent based types and both are excellent as long as you go with a good name brand. These paint jobs will typically come in around $1000 dollars and custom jobs can go much higher. Benefits are that the clear coat can be buffed in the event of a light scratch and in the event of a deep scratch it can repainted and blended flawlessly. UV inhibitors give much longer life.

A good paint job is not as dependent on the paint as it is the prep however, find a reputable shop and one with a strong guarantee. This is the shop that will take their time and prep properly. 99% of paint related problems are due to poor prep work. The entire painted surface should be prepped with a 600/800 grit wetsand and then followed up with a liberal application and rubdown of wax/grease remover. Finally it should be tack clothed down immediately before shooting to ensure no particulates.

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Thanks,thats some good info there
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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Well since the title of your thread is best paint job, I would not even consider Maco.

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