If you do the prep work yourself, you MIGHT get a satisfactory paint job from Maaco. They've done some good work on some MB's I've seen, but that's because proper prep work was done, REMOVING lights, bumpers and trim, sanding down old paint, not sloppily taping over the trim and lights in most cases.
I agree the prep work is the key to a good paint job. And of course the painter follows. I guess the best bet is to get the best paint job you can afford and to do as much of the prep work as possible.
Paint jobs are done in 3 phases: prep, paint, finish. Maaco does very little prep and almost no finish; the only thing that maaco really does is to paint the car. You probably won't be happy if they do all three. That means that you have to do the prep and the finish. I've seen acceptable jobs done this way, but it is a lot of work. What is your time worth?
Again, the monkeys that work at maaco are not what I would call proficient at any aspect of the painting process. I'm sure what ever paint they lay down will have horrible orange peel as well as be thick in some places thin in others. I don't even know what manufacturer paint they use, but I'm sure it's what ever is cheapest!
Damn... macco is way too expensive for us to bring our car too. It cost hundred of dollars. What I do is spending some dollars on sand papers and paint spray cans. Macco cost more and quality is not.. better is you do it right :lol: j/k
No, macco is not good. Don't do macco unless you want your car look shiety and won't last.
Absolutely horrible paintjob...a friend of mine got his car resprayed at Earl Scheib and literally, after no more than two months, the car was peeling already. They overspray like nuts in all of the wrong places.
Please, save your hard earned money for a GOOD quality paint job. Your eyes will thank you.
You could always just buy some thinner/paint solvent and spray paint it...or use a touch-up pen for the entire car...[8D]
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