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Old 07-07-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Maaco?

i've heard some pretty differeing opinions on maaco's paint jobs. I'm looking to getting a new paint job on my car too. So what's your opinion on maacos? Oh yeah, what about Aamco for transmission work?

Anybody have any experiences with these places?
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hmm

Maaco seems to vary widely depending on the particular shop you use. They specialize in cheap paint jobs, so expect to get what you pay for. If you have a beater you need to make somewhat presentable they will probably exceed your expectations.. but for a Vette I would suggest a private body shop that does alot of custom work. The Vette is a fiberglass beast that you can't easily just "sand and prep", there are steps that need to be taken, especially if your painting the 84 in your info. That car is 20 years old and will need some extra attention to get a paint job that will last.

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Maaco = I used them on my 1996 Dodge. They could not even get a simple White paint job right. After I took it back 5 times they refunded my money just to get rid of me

AAmco is cool.
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I would never use Maaco to have my Corvette painted.
There is another ompany in the Midwest called Earl Schieb. They will paint any car for a really cheap price. We used to call them "Earl Slob". The bottom line is you get what you pay for.
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I don't know about about you.. but if i describe a paint job to someone by saying " It looks like a maaco job." it usually means it was a quick spray.. and pray it comes out good...
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I would never use Maaco to have my Corvette painted.
There is another ompany in the Midwest called Earl Schieb. They will paint any car for a really cheap price. We used to call them "Earl Slob". The bottom line is you get what you pay for.
Lol, My dad had the lower bumper of his car painted at "Earl Slob"... They didnt sand down to get past the rock chips, Just painted over them.. Looks good... from 10 feet away.

In the Painting business its true that you get what you pay for.
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There are a bunch of good painters in this area I wouldn't use Macco. I HIGHLY recommend the AAMCO on hwy 60 just east of Lakewood Dr. I have had work done there and the owner is a serious Vette guy. Nothing but good things to say about them.
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There are a bunch of good painters in this area I wouldn't use Macco. I HIGHLY recommend the AAMCO on hwy 60 just east of Lakewood Dr. I have had work done there and the owner is a serious Vette guy. Nothing but good things to say about them.
As for paint and etc. in the brandon area, I hear brandon paint and body is really good, same for mirrior image detailing. You ever use them raid?
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No I do my own paint work. There is a place on Falkunberg just north of 60 that does good work. The name slips my mind right now, I had a friend get his car painted there and they did a good job. Also Master Collision on 60 west of 301 is great they did my wife's minivan when it was hit. They did a great job on it.
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If you want to know if a paint shop is good, look at the quality of the cars they are working on.

Does their lot look like a junkyard or a new car showroom ?

BTW, with Corvettes, get them painted at a shop that specializes in Corvettes.
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We talking "Show car or Daily driver" here. Maaco does a nice job if you do your own prep. If you're looking for "show car" quality, then plan on spending $5-7000.
Right????
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We talking "Show car or Daily driver" here. Maaco does a nice job if you do your own prep. If you're looking for "show car" quality, then plan on spending $5-7000.
Right????
I agree. if you do your own prep work and its a daily driver...thats the route I would take on a 20 year old car.

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