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Post by RTW0223 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:38 pm

so im going to have someone paint my car... not sure who yet..

any opinions on maaco? I dont want something special. im not going for perfection here, althought it must look good. just need it to be sanded, primed, painted, clear coated.
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Post by zporta on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:08 pm

Unless you know someone at maaco I would stay away
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Post by AAron83 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:06 pm

^agreed unless you want that 6 month paint job
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Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:00 am

ah damn, didnt know it was like that lol.

anywhere else i can get it painted for around 1000?
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Post by Boss281 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:17 am

You get what you pay for. I'd advise patience and try to save up $3000 or so and get something a bit more long lasting. There should be several body shops that can quote a basic paint job for that much.

Laura and my son Zach have used Roy's Auto Body in Eldersburg, MD (Carroll County) with very good results. Most important, they have exceptional customer service and are honest with you. Brian is a regular member on Metro Area Mustangs where most members have Fox Bodies. I would sign up there and post your request.

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Post by BobT on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:21 am

My guy Bill does great work. He`s the only one I trust with my cars. He painted nightmare, some work on my 09, my moms car, many friends of mine cars, and he`s buffing my Benz right now. He`s the man!
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Post by Boss281 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:22 am

Bob, what's the name of his shop and where is he?

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Post by Droptop306 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:27 am

MAACO SUCKS! Paint will fade in like 6-8 months time. Your would be better priming the car and painting it matt black yourself....
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Post by StevB15 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:40 am

Bill did my front bumper and it is great. I think his shop is just called Bills Auto Body. It's in westminster. His shop looks like a hole in the wall but he does great work.
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Post by BobT on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:12 am

Boss281 wrote:Bob, what's the name of his shop and where is he?

Bills Auto Works. His # is 410-876-8818

He is located on old 140 just west of Reese Rd.
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Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:32 am

how much is one of his jobs would you say?
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Post by BobT on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:53 am

RTW0223 wrote:how much is one of his jobs would you say?

Like anyone else is going to tell you. They gotta see it. His prices are less than a regular shop would be but more than a macco job because the quailty is there.
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Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:01 am

alright when i get my car back i shall give him a call once i get a hood
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Post by Big Blue on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:09 am

Just stay away from a Bills, in Balto, he's the earl scheib that did my hood that we have to re do, I will most likely have Bill in Westminster re do it, if we dont do it ourselves.

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Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:18 am

yeah i have a friend who said he'd paint my car for me. he painted his camaro and it looks really nice.
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Post by RTW0223 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:53 pm

so i went to maaco today just to get a free estimate .....

$1950 for base coat, paint, clear coat and 5 year warranty.

hmm...
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Post by mine1317 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:57 pm

don't go there man, they put like 5 coats of clear coat to make it look good.
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Post by Big Blue on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:08 pm

mine1317 wrote:don't go there man, they put like 5 coats of clear coat to make it look good.
Sooooooo, How is multiple coats of clear coat a bad thing, if I where having my car painted I would expect a minimum of 3 - 5 coats of clear.

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Post by BobT on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:24 pm

Macco paint jobs are a smooth as the beaches in Ocean City after everyones trampled on it. They look good from 15ft.
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Post by Great White on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:26 pm

BobT wrote:Macco paint jobs are a smooth as the beaches in Ocean City after everyones trampled on it. They look good from 15ft.
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Post by mine1317 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:28 pm

Big Blue wrote:
mine1317 wrote:don't go there man, they put like 5 coats of clear coat to make it look good.
Sooooooo, How is multiple coats of clear coat a bad thing, if I where having my car painted I would expect a minimum of 3 - 5 coats of clear.

i'm not sure exactly how many layers they use but, they use more clear coat that the paint itself. I just wouldn't suggest that shop cause 2 of my friends went there and after a couple months, the clear coat started fading.
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Post by Big Blue on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:34 pm

OK, I get that, I wouldn't use Macco ether.

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Post by Great White on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:38 pm

uh oh you got macco! ROTFL
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Post by RTW0223 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:33 pm

yeah i went just for an estimate. I went to this place called "weaver's custom paint shop" just now to get an estimate just for the hood and the roof. about $1000 tops cause that includes doing some type of acid remover if it is indeed acid. Is that a good number? or should i keep searching
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Post by mjr46 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:04 pm

mine1317 wrote:don't go there man, they put like 5 coats of clear coat to make it look good.
any good painter will lay a min of 3-5 coats of clear, how do you think show car finishes are made?? I've seen up to 7 done before cause after wet sanding and buffing 3-4 coats can be removed to get that glass finish and the last thing you wanna do is lay it thin and burn through to the base

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