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Old 11-27-2006
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answer these questions

have you ever waxed your truck?
have you ever polished your truck?

do you wash your truck once a week on a regular basis? or even once every couple weeks?
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waxing and washing does alot for a paint job,i waxed my truck it look all most new.
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waxing and washing does alot for a paint job,i waxed my truck it look all most new.

that is why im asking if he doesnt do any of that now whats the point in repainting it?
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Old 11-28-2006
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id say go for it, but i would sand the whole truck down yourslelf with 320 to get the orig. clear off, then go to 600 wet to smooth it all out, and pull ur mirrors out, lights out, and tape the windows urself. and DEFFINATELY cover the wheels.
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Old 11-28-2006
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about 10 years ago my dad had his caravan painted there and after 18 months the paint on the hood was gone i would stay away
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I got my old 98 Cavalier Z24 painted at Maaco about 4 - 5 years ago and they did a great job. I sold the car to a friend and to this day with proper waxing and cleaning the car still shines like crazy and looks awesome. Kinda regret selling it now. .. woulda made for a great daily driver since the Rangers so damn hard on gas.
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NO As a painter I can tell you not to do it. Nothing but hacks that can't make it in the real world or illegals work there. And they use Sherwin Williams paint (GARBAGE) that wont hold up. If you do go for it take everything off you can because it will get paint on it. They just tape around stuff and will not remove anything. I've seen emblems just cleared over and taped off. They don't color sand anything so there will be dirt and runs in the paint. Plus all those scratches you mentioned wont be sanded out and primed. They use "sealer" over it and hope for the best. And the dents wont be fixed just loaded with bondo and painted over with out proper prime so you will still see what we in the body bus. call "a**holes".

Just get the dents fixed at a real shop and polish the rest of the truck. and get them to give you touch up. You're better off.
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i dont trust maaco for anything... no
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NO As a painter I can tell you not to do it. Nothing but hacks that can't make it in the real world or illegals work there. And they use Sherwin Williams paint (GARBAGE) that wont hold up. If you do go for it take everything off you can because it will get paint on it. They just tape around stuff and will not remove anything. I've seen emblems just cleared over and taped off. They don't color sand anything so there will be dirt and runs in the paint. Plus all those scratches you mentioned wont be sanded out and primed. They use "sealer" over it and hope for the best. And the dents wont be fixed just loaded with bondo and painted over with out proper prime so you will still see what we in the body bus. call "a**holes".

Just get the dents fixed at a real shop and polish the rest of the truck. and get them to give you touch up. You're better off.
very good to hear from someone in the painting business.

by the way.... it says you're in NJ.... where about??? i may need some painting of my own once my money tree matures some....
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Old 11-30-2006
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Is there Vo-Tech school near you? Do they teach body work? If so check them out. Near me is one they do a pretty good job cause the instructor is with them for a good price. I know people that have had their cars painted at the school and they were pleased with the work.

What type of paint will Maaco use? When my '60 Ranchero was painted the paint alone was $600. The paint job is valued at $5500. Of course he doesn't paint motorcycles or helmets. Just food for thought.
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paint it yourself haha thats what i did with my f150... ppg primer and paint, total cost 300bux oh ya! and i only had a few runs b.c it was my 2nd vehile to paint
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i had two of my cars done by them in rhode island and they look great 3 years later i would make sure it the presidenial package the lowest package sucks witch is the one they probely gave you the price of $900 go back and ask them which package they gave you a price for
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You dug up a thread from 06' to give a response that doesn't even make sense?

PS - You're missing a couple periods, commas and capital letters as usual.
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