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Old 11-06-2006
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Maaco?

I saw that they have a paint job for under 300 and was wondering these guys paint jobs are any good. The more expensive you go depends on your warranty, but what about the cheap one with no warranty?
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more than likely they will just ruff up the paint primer it and paint over it, no dent removal, there was a place back home that had some real cheap paint jobs. put it this way, you pay what you get for.
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they have decent painting but the prep joba dn primer are aweful
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THEY SUCK! dont get ripped off......i bet what you have now will look better than afterwards......i had an old car painted by them and they didn't even primer it....just painted over the old paint....they stripped off the clear and then painted......they didn't even fix a rust spot on the car...just painted over it....it was a painted rust spot when i got the car back....needless to say they never got paid for that job since it was so ****ty....
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Here is what you need to know about MAACO, You can get a Good MAACO paint job. But it will cost you about the same as any other body shop. They are all private body shops with MAACO sponsorship. If you want the $300 paint job you might as well paint it with a roller and house paint. If you want to spend 3K to 5K you can get a showroom quality paint job.

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You can get half decent stuff out of Maaco. Don't go for the 300 job add a clear coat to it since that 300 is only a single stage. Also do the prep work yourself, meaning fix and dents or rust. When you drop it off remove all lights and lenses. You should also tap everything off yourself. They will let you do that since it saves them time. Really the most important thing is adding a clearcoat with a UV protectant in it so the thing doesn't fade in a year. Once again you get what you pay for
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Here is what you need to know about MAACO, You can get a Good MAACO paint job. But it will cost you about the same as any other body shop. They are all private body shops with MAACO sponsorship. If you want the $300 paint job you might as well paint it with a roller and house paint. If you want to spend 3K to 5K you can get a showroom quality paint job.

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like everyone else has said u get what u pay for
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dont get ur paint from macco!!!
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my first car was a beater... got it painted by Maaco. the hood looked horrible about a year later. they also had overspray here and there on the window trim. the clear coat could be peeled off if you really wanted to, lol.

i didnt get the cheapest paint job they had either, lol.. i went with one in the 600 dollar range if i remember correctly.
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You get what you pay for....If you want it to look good, its going to cost you....

If you want them to paint your trail rig...go for it

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a friend of mine went to macco to get his paint done. when he got on the highway after picking it up, the paing started to peel off and by the time he got to his destination the paint had mostly warn off
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put it this way, you pay what you get for.
what he said, but in reverse. lol.
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Maaco's $300 paint jobs are for field cars, farm trucks and beat up work trucks. I've sent rough old trucks there just to keep them one color and cover up the wear some for preservation purposes only. It's pretty much a scuff and shoot job. They mask only the major points, over spray everywhere.
I've seen better roller and brush jobs. It's a good paint job for a truck that's all beat up and needs to look only somewhat presentable for daily use, it's by no means a quality job.

They are capable of good work, at least a few are, but it's not a $300 job then. I have used one for paint work, but only after I did all the body prep work. The final results were good, but they only shot the final paint. It worked out about the same price as if I were to have bought all the materials myself and did the painting myself, but they have a clean paint booth.
The bottom line is that you get what you pay for, nothing more. Go look at some of their work at the location you are considering, some are better than others. I certainly wouln't consider a color change with the $300 job, I tried that before, ended up with shades of the old color showing through the white paint in about a month or so. (I had hung a red front clip on a white work truck and sent it over to make it all one color for relettering, I ended up reshooting it myself the following winter. I would have been better off just painting the front clip with spray cans, it would have been less work in the end).
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