Results 1 to 12 of 12

Maaco

This is a discussion on Maaco within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; just wondering if anyone has used Maaco before......whether it be for an accident to repaint your car, or just to ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    maine
    Posts
    49

    silver
    2002 z-28

    Maaco

    just wondering if anyone has used Maaco before......whether it be for an accident to repaint your car, or just to repaint cause the paint is dull......i see on there website that they can "spot" paint too......i would be a little nervous that they wouldnt match the paint, but i have a few chips and pretty deep scratches id like to get rid of........anyone have any experience with this company......doesent have to be your camaro or firebird....even your daily driver.......just lookin 4 some input ....


    thanks

  2. #2
    Member ghettosled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    cleveland, ohio
    Posts
    228

    pewter
    1999 camaro ss #4288

    about 10 years ago i got their budget paint job. it was horrible! i guess i got what i paid for.

  3. #3
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Well, I just had a WS6 hood painted and went to go look at it today. They did an awesome job on it and only has a couple imperfection areas on it that is acceptable.

    The hood had left front corner damage and they were able to repair it and paint it for $259

    Not all Maaco paint shops have good reputations but, this one where I live has really good repeat business and they are a little older, more experienced body shop personnel.

    It all depends on the shop. Some suck and others do well.

    As far as I'm concerned, my hood turned out real well and I'll post some pics of it up here next weekend when I get it on.

  4. #4
    Something Diabolical... chuckie669's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    2,677
    2000 C5 Torch Red

    I had my 85 firebird with a rust spot forming on the hood, repainted with their budget service. not two months after, the hood started spotting where they didn't sand down all the rust off the hood. Took it back and they honored / fixed the hood and car looked damn nice. Might try to tip the guy an extra hundred or so and put a couple extra coats of clear on it.

  5. #5
    Senior Junior Member warpwr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    S.F. Bay Area
    Posts
    134

    Silver
    2002 SS

    I went to Maaco to have my '56 painted.
    First of all I think Maaco's are franchises so they are not all the same.
    The one I went to is owned by a husband and wife and they do custom paint as well as the regular Maaco cheap paint jobs.

    Mine was just over $5000 but that's $7000 cheaper than the next lowest shop I tried with the highest being $30000! Hell the whole car isn't worth that much.

    Anyway, they took it to bare metal, prepped and primed then block sanded her twice. She is straight as an arrow now. The paint job is two tone and is base coat / clear coat.

    Since she's a daily driver I am very pleased with how it turned out.

    This is the car before buffing. I haven't yet put all the stainless back on but I have the windshield and rear window installed since this picture at Maaco.


  6. #6
    Philly's Brat JerseyLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Jerz
    Posts
    393

    Arctic White
    2000 Trans Am WS6

    i got my mustang repainted at a maaco ... orange peel out the wazzoo, but it turned out real nice when PhillyLS1 spend a week and a half detailing it and buffing it out.

  7. #7
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    Just like any shop some are good and some not that good. I would stop by and check out some of their work and judge for yourself.

  8. #8
    I lika da Chevy's LETHALxLS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,329

    BLACK
    Z/28 LS1

    Better wash your car before taking it in....... seen a guys truck where they painted right over mud hahahahaha.

  9. #9
    Member gbd99ws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    124

    silver
    1999 T/A WS6 A4

    Like was already said it just depends on the shops in your area, wouldn't use any of them in my area, seen a few horrors come out of them.

  10. #10
    War Machine BIG GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St. Louis MO.
    Age
    53
    Posts
    2,100

    Black
    00 Trans Am/Auto

    Since I got my hood back, it was clear that the paint they used was a lighter color and it looks like metal flake in it.

    Took it back and they agreed that it must be repainted. They will do it for free next week and we will match it up against the paint on the car.

    They were really good about getting it squared away for me. Not perfect but, they will make it so at least.

  11. #11
    Veteran Hi-Po's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    10,461

    Black
    1999 TA WS.6

    Quote Originally Posted by warpwr View Post
    I went to Maaco to have my '56 painted.
    First of all I think Maaco's are franchises so they are not all the same.
    The one I went to is owned by a husband and wife and they do custom paint as well as the regular Maaco cheap paint jobs.

    Mine was just over $5000 but that's $7000 cheaper than the next lowest shop I tried with the highest being $30000! Hell the whole car isn't worth that much.

    Anyway, they took it to bare metal, prepped and primed then block sanded her twice. She is straight as an arrow now. The paint job is two tone and is base coat / clear coat.

    Since she's a daily driver I am very pleased with how it turned out.

    This is the car before buffing. I haven't yet put all the stainless back on but I have the windshield and rear window installed since this picture at Maaco.

    Click for full size
    Dude, thats a nice 56!

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Clifton Park
    Age
    31
    Posts
    220

    Torrid Red
    04 GTO m6

    I used to see the commercials a lot back in the day but not anymore. I did wonder how *good* a $299 whole car paintjob was

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Maaco?
    By flybird in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-20-2012, 04:07 PM
  2. Maaco Signature Service paint job
    By Murder after Midnight in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 02-09-2009, 08:23 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •