anyone had a maaco paint job done on thier vehicle?

  • rnch

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    Feb 13, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    i'm going to sand/prep the car myself, remove most of the chrome, bumpers, mirrors.

    just need them to shoot some white enamel paint on the car.

    comments on their paint quaity and longevity, pls?
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    My dad used to be the manager of a maaco shop until he turned it into his own shop. I'd suggest not going there just cause maaco kind of screwed us. But really, it just depends on the people doing it, not the company.
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    Never tried Maaco. But when it comes to paint/body work, you get what you pay for.
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
    it goes into a hidden booth and 25 crazed elves with fingernail polish madly zap your car any color you want.....don't know if you're old enough to remember Earl Schieb..."Hi, I'm Earl Schieb..and I'll paint your car anytime, any color for only $29.95"

    Maaco is one step up...if you're gonna go to all that work to prep it. spend a little exta and have a real shooter do it.....I've seen Maaco jobs that painted over dirt...Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    I bought my car used and it had a maaco clear over white paint... needless to say 2 years later my hood was yellow instead of white and had to get the entire hood rematched and cleared... figure their enamel probably is nearly the same
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    xrichx saidNever tried Maaco. But when it comes to paint/body work, you get what you pay for.


    Exactly! While the paint may be just like the expensive shops use, the surface prep is the most important element on how long the paint will adhere. Mostly, they scrimp on the sanding and cleaning prior to shooting the primer and top coat on the basic paint job.

    Find a bodyshop employee who does work on the side. Many have home shops to paint in. I found a guy some years back, the best in the area at a local bodyshop, who did my paint job @ his home for cost of materials and my labor to help with the prep work. Oh, and a case of Budweiser. AFTER he painted it.icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    I did about 25 years ago. My car didn't need much of any prep work,, just a tiny bit of surface rust bubbles etc.. I was happy with how it turned out. IIRC they had a few option levels etc. and I did pay for the more expensive job. which wasn't cheap but wasn't quite as expensive as others.
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    stilsurchin saidit goes into a hidden booth and 25 crazed elves with fingernail polish madly zap your car any color you want.....don't know if you're old enough to remember Earl Schieb..."Hi, I'm Earl Schieb..and I'll paint your car anytime, any color for only $29.95"

    Maaco is one step up...if you're gonna go to all that work to prep it. spend a little exta and have a real shooter do it.....I've seen Maaco jobs that painted over dirt...Keithicon_wink.gif


    Earl Scheib Franchising just closed last summer I saw. Shut down the rest of the 75 or so shops - I guess they really terminated the franchise company and let the shops go independent if they wanted. I had Maaco do my car in 2007 - eh, I would give them a so-so rating. Knew the owner and thought he would do some fill work (very minor) as I just just doing same side door panels but he just painted over the bumps. Disappointed as I thought he would throw that in but guess not. I mean really about 15 mins of work involved in the very minor body work.
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    stilsurchin saidit goes into a hidden booth and 25 crazed elves with fingernail polish madly zap your car any color you want.....don't know if you're old enough to remember Earl Schieb..."Hi, I'm Earl Schieb..and I'll paint your car anytime, any color for only $29.95"


    I remember those, but the price had gone up... "Hi, I'm Earl Scheib. I'll paint any car, any color for only $59.95. No ups. No extras."
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
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    stilsurchin saidit goes into a hidden booth and 25 crazed elves with fingernail polish madly zap your car any color you want.....don't know if you're old enough to remember Earl Schieb..."Hi, I'm Earl Schieb..and I'll paint your car anytime, any color for only $29.95"


    I remember those, but the price had gone up... "Hi, I'm Earl Scheib. I'll paint any car, any color for only $59.95. No ups. No extras."


    Yeah BUT no body work for that price - just sand n shoot. Bodywork extra.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    no rust or body work will be needed...i will sand the body and remove all the chrome trim i can.

    all they gotta do is shoot some white enamel on the car for me.

    this won't be a show car, just an (hopefully) eye catching weekend driver....as '66 chevy corvairs are seldom seen around here anymore; i'm sure it will be.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    My dad owned two Corvairs, a '63 and then a '69, both convertibles.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    NJDewd said
    paradox said
    stilsurchin saidit goes into a hidden booth and 25 crazed elves with fingernail polish madly zap your car any color you want.....don't know if you're old enough to remember Earl Schieb..."Hi, I'm Earl Schieb..and I'll paint your car anytime, any color for only $29.95"


    I remember those, but the price had gone up... "Hi, I'm Earl Scheib. I'll paint any car, any color for only $59.95. No ups. No extras."


    Yeah BUT no body work for that price - just sand n shoot. Bodywork extra.


    my grandfather had his '60 volkswagen painted "air force" blue by earl in 1967...i rubbed the blue paint off a year later drying it after washing it for him, exposing the still good german white enamel...doubt they even washed the car before shooting it, much less water sanded it.

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    my father shook his head and muttered "well, waddua expect for 30 bucks..."

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    Feb 13, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    Interesting. Maybe I should haul my vehicle to the city where there is some competition. We have two Dodge trucks and a GM from which the paint is debonding. It's coming off in huge patches and they're starting to look really shitty. I suppose all the old paint would have to come off or a repaint would be futile.

    Anyway, a local place quoted me more than $5000 for one truck, which is out of the question. They're just farm trucks, but it would be nice to look neater.

    ... Maybe this "Earl" guy used to work for Dodge?
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    Dont do it! If your going to go restore your car dont get a cheap paint job at freaking maaco! Go to a specialist they would recommended you to places that do really good paint jobs for restoration type of work. Last thing you want to do is fuck up your car with some ghetto ass paint job with the lights painted over and not be happy about it or regret it.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    A_1991 saidDont do it! If your going to go restore your car dont get a cheap paint job at freaking maaco! Go to a specialist they would recommended you to places that do really good paint jobs for restoration type of work. Last thing you want to do is fuck up your car with some ghetto ass paint job with the lights painted over and not be happy about it or regret it.


    A, you ignorant slut (an old SNL reference)....

    if you had bothered to read my postings on this thread, you would realize that "lights painted over" would not be happening as i will do the taping and masking myself.

    Comprehension and Retention don't appear to be your "strong suit".. icon_lol.gif

    i've checked out the local maaco franchise several times; they appear to turn out decent (for the price) work.

    A, how many old cars have YOU "done"?

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    Feb 13, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    rnch said
    A_1991 saidDont do it! If your going to go restore your car dont get a cheap paint job at freaking maaco! Go to a specialist they would recommended you to places that do really good paint jobs for restoration type of work. Last thing you want to do is fuck up your car with some ghetto ass paint job with the lights painted over and not be happy about it or regret it.


    A, you ignorant slut (an old SNL reference)....

    if you had bothered to read my postings on this thread, you would realize that "lights painted over" would not be happening as i will do the taping and masking myself.

    Comprehension and Retention don't appear to be your "strong suit".. icon_lol.gif

    i've checked out the local maaco franchise several times; they appear to turn out decent (for the price) work.

    A, how many old cars have YOU "done"?

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    Hey its the morning! icon_razz.gif
    Ive done two cars, my old 1992 honda and my dads 1986 bmw! Not the paint jobs, but the fixing and restoration work itself ive done it.
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    Cover the car with bedliner. No more worries over chipping faded paint.


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    Feb 13, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    I like it. Not cheap tho
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    A_1991 said
    rnch said
    A_1991 saidDont do it! If your going to go restore your car dont get a cheap paint job at freaking maaco! Go to a specialist they would recommended you to places that do really good paint jobs for restoration type of work. Last thing you want to do is fuck up your car with some ghetto ass paint job with the lights painted over and not be happy about it or regret it.


    A, you ignorant slut (an old SNL reference)....

    if you had bothered to read my postings on this thread, you would realize that "lights painted over" would not be happening as i will do the taping and masking myself.

    Comprehension and Retention don't appear to be your "strong suit".. icon_lol.gif

    i've checked out the local maaco franchise several times; they appear to turn out decent (for the price) work.

    A, how many old cars have YOU "done"?

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    Hey its the morning! icon_razz.gif
    Ive done two cars, my old 1992 honda and my dads 1986 bmw! Not the paint jobs, but the fixing and restoration work itself ive done it.


    Pics or it didnt happen LOLOLOL
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:36 AM GMT


    Sorry, MCH..I missed that part about your doing the prep work.
    In that case, why not? If all you need is someone with a good gun and steady hand, I'm sure they might do more than a passing job since most of the sanding/taping is taken care of.

    I'd go talk to the manager and strike a deal if I were you, about what you expect. Good luck. And post "After" pics!
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    yes, you do have to be "of a certain age" to understand/appreciate that reference! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    'Jane, you ignorant slut' one of the true all time funniest moments on TV, back when SNL was good, reall good.........................Keithicon_lol.gif but rnch, you have to also take into account that you won't be sanding in between coats and you won't be wet sanding either....so you are still leaving a lot of the final prep work up to the devil.....................
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    I think MCH is just looking for some paint, not a show-winning paint job.
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    well then, case of bud, home depot, 49.99 a gallon and one camel hair brush....drink the bud first...................oughta do the trickicon_wink.gif