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Old 06-14-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
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Well, most of the paint job on the car is pretty good, but there are scratch marks that need to get cover with paint and there are touch-up paint that need to get painted over, so does a shop do those type of work?
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Arizona
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Years ago I had a door fixed and repainted at Maaco and I can't say they do very good work at all, but the old saying is true, you get what you pay for. About 10 years ago I had another car redone complete paint at another local recommended paint shop, the paint job was around $1000. and it really was pretty nice, but honestly that is a low middle of the road but good paint job. I think if you want "GOOD" but still have orange peel like a factory paint job you have to expect to spend $1700. +
If you want near show with block sanding a mirrored to finish I've always heard about $4000. and you'd be lucky if a shop would do anymore then 1 color of that quality paint job. In the 80's I knew people that paid $4000. for multi-colored show paint jobs, but nowadays you can bet the same would probably be a lot more.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Maaco. $598 for painting a Ford Ranger fender, then I installed it. They did not get the color correct, but the paint job is good after a year. Time will tell if the paint holds up. I took a 91 Astro van to them for a top repainting. About $600 for the top alone - the black paint started to flake off after 2 years. Not a good company to deal with, even if you are going to sell the vehicle. Who would want to purchase a car that the paint flaked off shortly after - NO ONE. Remember, "Do to others as you would want them do to you". Don't put a cheap Maaco job on a car before you sell it unless you inform the buyer; or you may face the possibility of purchasing a similar paint job from someone in the future.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Stay away from Maaco!!! They suck!
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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Saw one paint job;terrible and the color was way off from what the guy picked.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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A buddy of mine had his Opel station wagon (please make this car again, please!) painted there in the 80's and the work was just crap. We could have done better with spray cans. The owner said it looked just fine to him and wouldn't make it right.

I wouldn't take a tricycle to MAACO (Make An Automobile look Completely Obnoxious)
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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They do good work and it lasts.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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They do good work and it lasts.
A Maaco employee!!! I knew someone on CD had to work there...
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