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Old 03-04-2005, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im gona be painting my 88 runner and i was thinkin of gettin a maaco paint job. has anyone here ever got one of the maaco paint jobs and if you did what do you think of it. any comments apreciated

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got a maaco paintjob on a nissan truck I used to have. If you do some of the prep work, it will turn out good. The guy that did mine did a good job spraying it. The only problem was they did a half assed job masking, and had some overspray on the door handles. All in all, it was a steal for 250 bucks.
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If you arn't expecting anything pretty...then Macco will work. They are cheap, and you get what you pay for. Mine is going in soon. I'm doing a bit of prep work though, and it's getting flat olive drab, so it won't be that hard to make it have decent.
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I had 2 cars painted at Maaco. One was ok but had light fish eyes, the other was too dry and had tons of overspray. I did one car the right way, and my first try was tons better than Maaco. I was really pleased with how well I did. I just told the guy at Napa that I wanted all the stuff to paint a car with mid quality paint. It ended up about $200 for the paint, primer, and the stuff to mix with it. I did another car with about 15 cans of Duplicolor, and that was still a good deal better than Maaco. Maaco's job costs less than mid quality paint, more than Duplicolor, and looks way worse than either of them.
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Macco has some of the best painters you will find because they paint so many cars, the problem with them though is the lack of prep work and masking, I had a car that I did all the prep work, removed all the lights, trim, mirrors, ect. I put it on a trailer and took it to them to spray. Brought it home and reassembled it, Turned out to look very good. If you take the time to do all those things it should turn out very nice.
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