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Old 05-06-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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Anybody use Maaco for painting or rust treatments?
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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are u serious?
What did the 4 fingers say to the face....
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #4
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I used maaco on my old car just because it was cheap and didn't have to last long, and it didn't, the paint on the roof started bubbling a week after it was done. However the paint on the rest of the car looked fine when I traded it in about a year later. I'd say it was worth a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:12 PM   #5
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I think the answer was, SLAP!. And yeah if this is not for a beater just get it down by a good body shop. I know it is expensive cause I just had some work down myself but the workmanship and finish will be 100x better.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:43 AM   #6
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So who would you go to in Calgary?
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:40 PM   #7
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i guess it is slap huh.. well smack is the white mans version ima a wannabe dave chapelle ya heard! ahaha just kidding. All i know is that macco is good for fast paint job to sell ur car quick . Get them to paint ur car sure but sell her the next day if possible
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:11 AM   #8
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A friend of mine had his 67 nova painted at the Maaco on Yellowhead Trail in Edmonton a few years back. He removed all the chrome and trim himself and paid around $1200 for the complete single stage paint job. This included some minor body work (filling in door dings) and the car was completely sanded. There was no rust repair involved. The job came out very good for $1200. There was a small run in the paint that my friend removed with power polishing. They even gave him a small bottle of paint to use for future touch-ups.

The Nova is garaged stored and rarely driven. I'm not sure how well the paint job would hold up on a daily driven car exposed to the elements. Having painted my miata myself 2 years ago, I know that materials alone run around $500.

I'm sure the saying "you get what you pay for" holds up in this situation but $1200 is damn cheap for a re-paint.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:18 AM   #9
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If you want your paint job done right, strip the car yourself, prime it yourself, then send it to Maaco. From what I understand their jobs don't last cause they just scuff up the clearcoat or singlestage paint on your car and then spray over it. No adhesion promoters and probably don't scuff and clean it enough. Plus they use cheap paint. It's about $50 bucks a gallon as opposed to $200 a gallon.

Don't get single stage, get b/c c/c.
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