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Thank you all so much
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Clarksville, TN.Posted: June 23rd, 2010 01:06PM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Wrangler YJ
Painter: MAACO
I am rebuilding a Jeep Wrangler YJ and I am at the point now where I am looking into paint jobs. I was looking into MAACO because the price seemed right, but after reading the reviews I think I will save for a few more months and get a quality paint job done by a quality company. I didnít put all that time, hard work and money into my jeep so my wife and I can go rolling around town I in a high quality 4X4 that looks like a POS.
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I want paint my car
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Bernadette Kazibwe in Colchester, CT.Posted: June 13th, 2010 12:06PM
Car Make: mitchubishCar Model: Montero
Painter: I want one
Iwant some one to paint my car from white to black. Any one knows whom I can get for a reasonable price From $100-150
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Poor paint job
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Posted by: Lester in Carrollton, OH.Posted: June 13th, 2010 10:06AM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Sentra
Painter: Macco
I purchased a vehicle that was just painted by Macco and they painted over chips and nicks. What a miserable paint job. I dont see how Macco stays in business.
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Paint
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Posted by: Charley in Rockvill, MD.Posted: June 13th, 2010 07:06AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: 1999
Painter: Macco
I was about to fall for Macco, but read postings warning of poor to disastrous results. Thanks for saving my hide!
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maaco
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: bigspread in new haven, CT.Posted: June 8th, 2010 03:06AM
Car Make: chevyCar Model: caprice
Painter: ?
had the car painted black with metallic blue flake in it- the car was grey and had a great deal of chipping. Maaco in Hamden did a great job- there were a couple of runs they could have put a little more clear on the driver's side fender, but that was 3 years ago and I still get compliments on the paint job. Maaco in Hamden, CT did a great job and I would use them again.
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maaco
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: riverviewnative in riverview, FL.Posted: May 29th, 2010 03:05PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Mustang
I have a Mustang shop and use the maaco in Brandon Fl. I have had over 15 car painted there and all have looked great. One done five years ago still looks good. If you have concerns about the shop you go to look in the parking lot and see what the cars painted look like
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Maaco Painting
Amount: $534.00
Posted by: Nese in tampa, FL.Posted: May 11th, 2010 04:05PM
Car Make: s10 blazer 4drCar Model: Chevy
Painter: Metallic black
i was low, and fast service, 2yr warranty..
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Thank you...
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Posted by: "Appreciative" in Tampa, FL.Posted: May 11th, 2010 01:05PM
Car Make: '01 JeepCar Model: Wrangler
Painter: N/A
... for saving me money. I stumbled onto this website looking for an idea of costs. Everywhere you look Maaco has ads, so I was considering going there. Your comments have made me a smarter shopper.
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WOW!!
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Posted by: Thanks for the info B4 I wasted my $$ !!! in Denver, CO.Posted: May 8th, 2010 07:05PM
Car Make: EclipseCar Model: Mits
Painter: Black
So glad I stumbled onto this site cuz like the rest,I was about to give Macco a call.
I would rather pay more and get a GOOD paint job rather then go cheaper and be disappointed later on.Fixing a Macco job sounds way too expensive.
What happened to just plain old honesty and not trying to screw the customer?
Don't know if it's even worth painting my car now. I wouldn't know the first place to go.
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I guess I was the exception
Amount: $1,140.00
Posted by: Jim L in Hiram, GA.Posted: May 5th, 2010 01:05PM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: 96 Grand Cherokee
Painter: Maaco
Unlike most here, I had a good experience at a Maaco. I had my daughters Grand Cherokee painted at the Branch in Hiram Ga, just to change the color.
I never intended to get the "cheap deal", and was always going with the "supreme" two stage process. While there were extras on the "package" price, (SUV's cost more, plus re-badging), the manager went through this with me beforehand.
The door jambs were not repainted,only external work, but I had no overspray issues, and four and a half years (over 20,000 miles) later, the paint still looks good. It's outlasted what I expected from a lower end respray, and I'm happy.

From my experience, and what I've read here, it looks as though there are good Maaco branches, & bad, and it appears as though the bad far outnumber the good.
I was lucky to get one of the good ones.
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so much for Maaco huh?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Joe S. in Rock Springs, WY.Posted: April 29th, 2010 08:04PM
Car Make: 1997 nissanCar Model: maxima
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would like to thank everybody on this page for these helpful reviews. i was gonna take my car to maaco but after reading these highly persuasive reviews i changed my mind. Obviously their workmanship sucks. my car is a dark green but i wanted to get it sprayed to a black. but i guess ill have to spend the $1000 if i want it done right from another autobody shop.
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Happy to have ran into this web-stie
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Dee25 in st.louis, MO.Posted: April 27th, 2010 02:04PM
Car Make: chevyCar Model: camaro
I am so glad that I ran into this web-site. I can sure say that everything happens for a reason. I just got off the phone with maaco to paint by irocz28 showroom rare yellow. They gave me a price for $1200 in which I stated that money is not an issue for a excellent showroom paint job. But after reading this about them they can forget about it.
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macco is horrible
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: a user in miami dade -kendalI, FL.Posted: April 24th, 2010 05:04AM
Car Make: mitsCar Model: lancer
Painter: macco
they make you sign a contract that you cant hold them against any over spray i asked them to use the best paint and clear coat when i went to pick it up after them having my car for 30 days, the odometer read 30 more miles, my tints were damaged due to over spray,my antenna that all it needed was to be screwed off wasn't and was sprayed too!my exhaust pipe, horrible i wanted to kill the guy!!!! my advice save a couple my hundred and get it done with someone right,because it really took a toll on my peace n my car!!dont use macco!!!!
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looking for a painter
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Posted by: Robert Volpe in Laguna Hills, CA.Posted: April 17th, 2010 02:04PM
Car Make: 1997 LexusCar Model: 400sl
i have an 1997 lexus 400sl runs great looks like shit. I am looking for a painter that will be far. Don't need the best job but wouldlikeit to last at least a year. Any recommendatin would be helpful. I live in Laguna Hills, CA
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Body work and painted front clip and driver quarter and buffed entire car
Amount: $1,050.00
Posted by: Raffner in Butler, PA.Posted: April 15th, 2010 04:04AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Mustang
Painter: Speed Freak Motor Sports
Quality paint/body work is very expensive, but it is great to have friends that do quality work (mainly custom bodywork and paint). This job would have probably cost around $2000-$3000 for the same job anywhere else. The price was superb and the quality is unmatched! I highly recommend this shop if you need any paint or custom work on a bike or car!
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CAR PAINTED
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: mr. jim in chciago, IL.Posted: April 14th, 2010 05:04AM
Car Make: BUICKCar Model: REGAL 75
Painter: OLD STYLE SHOP CHICAGO
Its not done yet but said it will take about 4 weeks, this guy is a pro and taking his time. Also doing engine walls and steering column besides whole outside of car bumper to bumper.
convertible baby gloss blue with white leather intertior
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MAACO CAR PAINT
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: JACKBIRD60 in NAPERVILLE, IL.Posted: April 13th, 2010 08:04AM
Car Make: 1964Car Model: PONTIAC/BONNEVILLE
Painter: MAACO
I AGREE WITH RICK DUERR WHO USE TO WORK FOR MAACO. THERE ARE SOME BAD FRANCHISES AND GOOD ONES. I HAD 4 CARS PAINTED AT MAACO WITH GREAT RESULTS. I DID REMOVE CHROME AND OTHER ITEMS, AND ALSO STRIP AS MUCH WAXED AS I COULD FROM THE FINISH. THEY ARE NOT TAKING YOUR CAR DOWN TO BARE METAL. THEY ARE SANDING IT FOR ADHESION. COME ON GUYS, YOUR NOT GOING TO GET A GREAT JOB FOR $400-$500. DO A LITTLE WORK. THE PAINT THEY USE IS GOOD. DON'T PICK THE LOWER TWO THOUGH. BE PROACTIVE LIKE HE SAID AN LOOK AT THEIR WORK AND DO SOME PREPPING YOURSELF. FOR UNDER $1,500 YOU CAN HAVE A NICE LOOKING CAR IF YOU HELP OUT. IF IT HAS RUST, CHANCES ARE, IT WILL RUST AGAIN AS WELL, UNLESS SANDED TO BARE METAL & TREATED, BUT EVEN THAT'S NO GUARANTEE. JACK
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Looking for painting shop
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Posted by: The Grim Reaper in Nunya, NJ.Posted: April 5th, 2010 03:04PM
Car Make: ChryslerCar Model: Sebring LXi Coupe
Painter: none yet
To the former Maaco rep...if u see numerous negative comments from people all over this country about Maaco, then what the hell makes u think that Maaco is doing a good job? Maaco is still in business because everyone wastes thousands of dollars on shitty paint jobs. Next time speak for yourself and not then entire company. And according to some of the comments about where to get a good paint job...looks like I'm gonna have to save a few stacks to get a quality job.
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Maaco car paint experience
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: Jane Moore in Fort Worth, TX.Posted: March 31st, 2010 01:03PM
Car Make: AcuraCar Model: Integra
Painter: Maaco
I took my car that was glossy black and wanted to change the color to silver and the results were horrible. When my car was glossy black my car look almost new after i got it painted at maaco it looked much older. I examined the car and the job was done so poorly you could so tell that the car had been painted and not by professionals. when i opened the doors and trunk i could see silver paint sprayed inside. PLUS after a couple of weeks the paints started peeling off. SO NOT SATISFIED. VERY BAD EXPIRIENCE. I wished i would of never painted it and gone to Maaco. Also they just painted the car over the paint it already had and when it started to peel you could see the black and the silver. it looks horrible thanks to Maaco
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Auto Painting
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: HLiz in Tyler, TX.Posted: March 19th, 2010 11:03AM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Sentra
Painter: My Husband
I have been wanting to repaint my car for some time now, just want a shiny black. All estimates from BBB auto bodies were starting at $1000.(too much) I strongly considered Maaco but they have an F- rating at BBB and many complaints. So, my husband and his friend will take on the project together. I'm worried but willing.
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A+ service from a woman collision shop
Amount: $1,350.00
Posted by: autofreak in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: March 16th, 2010 10:03AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: civic
Painter: Sophia's Auto Care, Inc
Took my 1998 Honda civic to get repainted after being can painted on halloween. They quoted me 1500$ but i got a student discount of 250$ my car looks great and it did not peel. i think they use ppg and sherwin williams paints. will refer and return there. The owner ho happens 2 be a woman is very dilligent about vehicles and will not give u the run around.
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had my 540i painted
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: steve eckford in romulus, MI.Posted: March 15th, 2010 03:03PM
Car Make: bmwCar Model: 540i
Painter: Leo
he owns shop in romulus mi by the name of showroom productions,. Leo is his name hes one hell of painter/body man hes good guy hes friendly very likeable and busy . he just dosnt do every day cars. he also restoring my 71 monte carlo... this guy is worth ever penny..
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Depends On The Owner
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: napoleonesco in redford, MI.Posted: March 14th, 2010 09:03AM
Car Make: CadillacCar Model: Deville
Painter: Maaco - Farmington Hills Michigan
Problems can be avoided if you as the customer take the time to research who you are allowing to do body work to your car. The Better Business bureau has a great website that allows you to quickly see if the Maaco is bogus and just because it carries the franchise name does not mean it is accredited by the BBB. In my case I found a Maaco near me that has a A+ rating by the BBB with few if not any customer complaints which means they stand by there work and strive for quality. All Maaco's are not bad its just the ownership and employees of some of these franchises. Reasearch the business before committing to allow them to work on your vehicle!
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paint job
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Posted by: ky in tulsa, OK.Posted: March 12th, 2010 05:03AM
Car Make: fordCar Model: mustang
Painter: maaco
god Im glad I read this I was going to take my sons mustang to them but it sounds like someone needs to report their practices to the better buisness bureau and maybe start a class action suit against them. Scam artists at its best it sounds like....
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Not going to use Maaco
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Posted by: Naive in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: March 11th, 2010 12:03PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Calvalier
Painter: not Maaco
Thanks for the feedback from everyone! Was considering using this company but the posts educated me and a rip off has been prevented!
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Some well needed info
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: a user in atl, GA.Posted: March 10th, 2010 05:03PM
Car Make: anyCar Model: any
Painter: me
ok, just to give you a guys some quick knowledge, Im a certified refinish tech for many high end luxury and exotic vehicles as well as a restoration tech. i only use the highest quality paints but just for giggles let me help you understand what materials cost me, not you, but me only a top quality job using only the finest of materials. lets take a standard mid sized car like an altima, 1 gal of clear with hardener and reducer $540, basecoat with reducer, pearl red the most expensive, 4 qts with reducer, $800, sealer with hardener and reducer 2 quarts, $290, thats roughly a little more than 1600 for just paint, no sand paper, bondo for body work, tape, masking paper, normal shop supplies. labor for de trimming the car and paint and buffing should run about 3500 to 4500 assuming no body work, oxidization, deep scratches or chips, rust. so a top quality paint job for a car that has decent paint and doesnt need to be stripped should cost you 5000 to 6000. anyone that says they use the best materials and is charging less than 3500 is clearly lying. and if the car is being completely stripped expect to pay 12k plus. im done
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WOW
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Posted by: NO SIR NOT ME, NOT TODAY in MEMPHIS, TN.Posted: March 4th, 2010 10:03AM
Car Make: 09 KIACar Model: SORENTO
MAN, AM I GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS WEBSITE!!! I WAS SERIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT TAKING MY CAR TO MAACO TO GET A COUPLE OF SCRATCHES(NOTHING SERIOUS)RETOUCHED. BUT THAT PROBABLY WOULD'VE RUN ME ABOUT 1000 BUCKS, I'M BETTER OFF JUST TAKIN TO THE DEALERSHIP AFTER HEARIN ALL THESE STORIES!!! GEESH
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Glad I saw This!!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Bre in Anderson, SC.Posted: March 1st, 2010 10:03AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model:
Painter: Not Sure
I'm glad i saw these comments about Maaco. I was actually going to take my car there for a new paint job. Thanks for helping me save some money
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Well DAMN Maaco
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Posted by: Big A in Toledo, OH.Posted: February 27th, 2010 02:02AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: LeSabre Limited
Painter: No Faaco
I Have a 1984 Buick Lesabre Limited, I'm looking to get it painted but i guess maaco isn't the place to go. I also know $300 isn't going to give you a good paint job. No disrespect to you guys that went to maaco. But thanks to everyone that posted these reviews about maaco, i will be sure to pass the message. That's fa damn sho'!
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Thank you all
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Posted by: a user in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.Posted: February 24th, 2010 04:02PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: F150
Painter: na
I am so glad I read this site before going to MAACO. Let me tell you. I was so close to going in and getting a paint job on my wifes car. I would rather pay the $2500 for a good paint job then to EVER trust Maaco. Thank you all for your honesty and posting it..lol..They help people like me..
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