I always heard Maaco sucks, but my friend had an MR2 painted for $400
and it actually came out really good. It probably depends on the shop
and the individual doing the job. I'd still be warry of some of them
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 01:43:31 -0500 (CDT), email@example.com wrote:
I had a 300-400$ paint job done on a Caprice once... It looked good after it
came out but they didn't prep it before hand and the paint lost its shine
after a year. Still much better than having the old paint on it
I had two Maaco Imron paint jobs done. The first looked fantastic until the car
got wrecked a few years later. They did the repairs and did another Imron paint
job; this one lost its shine rapidly over the next year.
You pays your money and you takes your chances.
Maaco can do a good paint job, but you need to do the prep work yourself.
Remove all trim, bumpers, bezels, etc... from the vehicle that you don't
want painted. This will ensure maximum paint coverage and no 'seams' in the
paint to peel and chip from later on. Make sure to wash the car and doing
any sanding, etc. before taking it in. So basically do your own prep work
and they will spray a decent coat of paint on the car. Cheap shops like
Maaco typically do little if any prep work and don't do the greatest taping.
Nonetheless, it's make a car look fresh again for at least a few years and
keep it from rusting.
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