maaco paint review over at www.maacopaint.info

We all know Maaco is bad, but found a interesting review from this guy who got screwed.
http://www.maacopaint.info

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Ouch! I would be extremely pissed as well! Well, with being on my way to riping down a car and wanting a restore.. I now know to steer away from Maaco then.... yikes!
-Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/T-tops (151k and going... getting worried) 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/T-tops 1985 Brown Firebird 5.7L w/5-Speed (No T-tops though) Still looking for an '82-'84 T/A w/T-tops or parts from one
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Do you really think Macco cares about a few web sites? Nope. The only way they would care is to sue them.
The entire production repaint gig is set up to rip people off. Not only are untrained idiots hired off the street. They are expected, no matter what service level is paid for to sand a car in one hour and mask a car in one hour. That's a car with all the trim, lights & glass in place.
Not to mention none of those places use a paint that has any quility to it. Often their painters are rushed in to painting a car in a cold booth in the mornings, dusty condishions, and with guns that leak.
What do you expect when A profession body shop wants $6K to paint your ride and you let the McDonnalds of autobody do it for $1,000 or less.
Charles
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Maaco: It all depends. The local one here is not bad at all.
My friend just had his accident ridden 1990 C1500 which we use for picking up projects/tools/equipment with.
Got a Maaco paint job, not bad at all. However, my friend did the removal of the trim and what not and brought him the car stripped.
The project came out good, because my friend worked with the guy and COMMUNICATED what he wanted and how it was to be done, as well as what he could do to make things easier. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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I have said it before, and Ill say it again. If you do all of your own Prep Work. This means trim & glass removial, sanding, masking, and degreasing. Any goober can spray on paint and it look decent.
Most Maaco's and Earl Shieb's are chains. The companies set time lines for their production charts. It is up to each owner how they follow and impliment that. Charles Sure everyone's eaten at a good McDonalds once
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I agree with you.
It's also like saying Sears isn't good. There are good Sears stores, and bad ones. Because Sears is a chain.
I have a friend that wouldn't set foot in a Sears store and hasn't in 25 years. I go there all the time. I know what's good to buy there and what to skip and leave on the shelf :).
Point: All depends on the goal and what you want to do.
I once had a guy that is a TA "expert" (he writes for a magazine) tell me that pulse wipers weren't available on a 1979 Trans Am.
Yet, CD4 is listed as an option, I had looked at a car the week before that had them, AND it comes standard on a 10th Anniversary (which is a 1979 Trans Am :) ).
Now the "expert" should have know this, but *I" had to teach him to check his facts :)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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