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Custom paint
Amount: $7,500.00
Posted by: mikebrowncustoms in Painesville, OH.Posted: January 8th, 2011 06:01AM
Car Make: 2007Car Model: DODGE NITRO
Painter: MIKE BROWN CUSTOMS
Here it is you can spend lots of money and get a really bad job that can cost you twice as much to have redone. The thing to do is talk to a real shop ask to see there work.
Look at the photos look for the clarity in the paint pick a object in the background and make sure it is clear like looking in a mirror . should be crisp and not distorted. The car should be completely dissembled so you have no bad masking no ugly paint edges and there is much more that goes into a good paint job. I own a high end shop and will answer and questions you have and send you pictures of what nice paint should look like. You don`t want to just pick any shop. Thanks
Mike Brown From Mike Brown Customs 440-415-2029 or mikebrowncustoms@hotmail.com or you can google us.
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Prep-Primer-Paint-Clear Coat
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: Larry888 in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: December 6th, 2010 08:12AM
Car Make: PontiacCar Model: Firebird
Painter: Myself
After looking at prices and seeing what it cost to paint a car Yes MAACO will paint it for 200-400 put that just pain over and no prep and no primer and no clear-coat Just Paint. If you want a quality paint job you need to pay the price from 2k-9k depending on what you want. Or if you have a compressor and dont mind a OK paint job do it yourself
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MACO MESA, AZ.
Amount: $1,635.00
Posted by: Kermit in Mesa, AZ.Posted: November 12th, 2010 05:11PM
Car Make: BMWCar Model: 1990 750IL
Painter: MACO
Personal were very professional and courteous
My car was damaged by a very bad wind storm.
Chips and dents on almost all panels. I chose the best paint with clear coat.
The job is not a factory finish, however, it looks great with a beautiful shine. I found two very minor dents, (about the size of pencil eraser) that they overlooked. VERY PLEASED!!!!
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maaco paint
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: chewy in fort worth, TX.Posted: November 8th, 2010 06:11AM
Car Make: 92Car Model: camaro
Painter: my self
I have not been to maaco but have seen there work and everyone is right you get what you pay for they do not paint the jams etc.
especially for that price I have gotten a quote from a real shop and that was for 3500 but there jobs are mint condition work I personally do my own work I can paint a car for about 200 myself but it won't look that good but for that same 200 dollar paint job maaco will charge 600-800 and it won't look half as good as mine but this is because they do not put the prep work into it the prep is what make the car look good not the final paint it's whats underneath and they do not deal with preping all that much I knew a guy that did work at maaco thought he would move on to a profesional shop after being there for 5 years he went to 6 or 7 different shops trying to get a job when he told them where he got his experience they told him that they could not hire him becuase he was taught tomany bad habbits by this company and did not want there poor quality coming into there shop now how is that for a maaco story I'm sure they have done good jobs sometimes but other paint companies will not even hire one of there employees just becuase he worked for maaco that scares me
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Maaco Car Painting
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Keith D. in Peoria, AZ.Posted: October 9th, 2010 10:10AM
Car Make: SeveralCar Model:
Painter: Glendale Maaco
I have had several cars painted. I firmly believe you get what you pay for and ask for! Ask them to look the car over and make recommendations. I often joke about body shop time, always add a day. Just like when the cable guy is suppose to be there between 1-4 you don't make an appointment to be some where else at 4:30 or you will be sorry.
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You don't get what you expect
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: JAM ..... (Just ask me!) in Jersey City, NJ.Posted: September 24th, 2010 01:09PM
Car Make: AnyCar Model: any
Painter: Any
In response to " Will never use..." I have had many cars worked on and some painted. You don't get what you expect. You get what you pay for and what you ask for, if your lucky. A good shop or technician will tell you what looks good and what works well. People don't listen they don't focus on details. If you want to pay for only the outside painted, then that's what the shop will do even if they know it isn't right, because they want your $ and business. Same with "Lester in Carrollton, OH", chips and nicks painted over, maybe this is what the owner told them. "don't do any body work, just paint it". So they did.
Bottom line is like "stevo in Plainfield, IL" says, go there & see what they have done in the past. Who did the work? What does the shop look like? What did you think about the salesperson? Use your brain and do some research. Oh one more thing for "Bernadette Kazibwe", $150 for a paint job, it will will never happen, babe! If you could ever find some one to paint your car for that much, you would be so sorry and disappointed with the outcome, you would be depressed for another year!
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Maaco Car Painting
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Will never use Maaco in Chesapeake, VA.Posted: September 22nd, 2010 08:09AM
Car Make: panticCar Model: chavy
Painter: Macco Portsmouth,Va.
I don't have to read any post or comments about Maaco Car Painting. ( But I did ) just to see that I am not the only person that knows that Maaco dose not do good paint work on cars. I saw my brother in law car that was white he had Maaco paint the car Blue. Maaco did not mask off the car good at all.You can still see the white paint when you open the car doors where they did not paint at. So on the out side of the car you see a blue car but once you open the car doors you see white, now just what dose that look like crap I say.Bot to sure if that's what my brother in law want only done in the first place was just the out side only painted. But Maaco should have done the complete car when painting a car for what ever the price may have been.
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NEVER GO THERE!!!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: .... in NEW BEDFORD, MA.Posted: August 21st, 2010 07:08AM
Car Make: NISSANCar Model:
Painter: MAACO - NEW BEDFORD, MA
NEVER GO THERE!! Nothing but problems with the place. Very unprofessional!!! They promised me that my car would be ready after being there for a week. Called down the day before it was SUPPOSE to be ready and they confirmed that it would be ready the next day. THE CAR WAS NEVER PAINTED AFTER BEING THERE FOR 5 DAYS!!!! I don't even want to see what my car will look like. I gave this place a chance after reviewing horror stories on the interent about this specific location. Had a friend that had NO PROBLEMS, paint job was great, I need you can't mess up BLACK!!! So with trust, I went through them!! NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN!! PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHE AND NEVER GO THERE...GO TO FALL RIVER IF YOUR IN THE LOCATION!!!
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HELP.
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Distressed :( in Tampa, FL.Posted: August 8th, 2010 11:08PM
Car Make: 2000 ToyotaCar Model: Celica GT
Okay. . . So my car is 10 years old, has 100,000 miles on it & has been wrecked twice... not the cars fault but mine because I'm a retarded driver. It's going to be awhile before I can afford a new car. . . and my car is too old to where I would only maybe get 3,000 out of the 8,000 I paid for it 2 years ago. Its a dark blue color which I hate. . . I want to turn it to black or a dark grey color. Is it even worth it to paint it? I dont want to spend a whole lot of money on it when the car itself isnt even worth much. So I need some advice here.
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Full auto paint job
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Susan Solomon in Austin, TX.Posted: July 27th, 2010 01:07PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Painter: Maaco
I took my Honda Accord to the Eugene, OR Maaco telling them to match the dark Bordeaux red, and instead they used a bright red. AWFUL. Then another person took over and said they would fix the color and make it great. It turned out stunningly beautiful - glossy and durable, lasted for years with no trouble at all. Maaco CAN do it, but you have to find the right franchise/person.
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ass
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: polo in tucson, AZ.Posted: July 20th, 2010 11:07AM
Car Make: fordCar Model: f150
Painter: macco(tony)
my paint job was really costly and wasent really good i had my car rusty again
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Maaco Painting
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: Howard J. Huighes in Riverside, CA.Posted: July 18th, 2010 10:07AM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Ram1500 4x4
Painter: Maaco (Jose)
Maaco Riverside gave me an Outstanding paint job and service. I had it color sanded, bumpers, molding etc. removed. Excellent experience !!!!!
For the price A Plus !
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Ask 5 locals who to trust & heed their advise.
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Bob Cooper in KEY WEST, FL.Posted: July 15th, 2010 01:07PM
Car Make: All makesCar Model:
Painter: Cooper.P&B Shop
*SUBJECT: QUALITY AUTO REFINISHING COST: 1955 vs 2010
*1955 *Refinish labor rate: $2.00 per hour
*2010 *Refinish labor rate: $50.00 per hour
*Labor 30 hrs: (includes removeing minimum amount of mldgs, prep, paint & deliver car:
*1955 Paint Job: 30hrs x $2.00 per hr = $60.00
Marerials = $5.00
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Grand Total =
** 2010 Paint Job: 30 hr x $50.00 = $1500.00
Materials = $500.00
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Grand Total (mininumal amt) = $2000.00
*** There are no short cuts in paint jobs, you get what you pay for.
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auto painting
Amount: $2,400.00
Posted by: darline williamson in portland, OR.Posted: July 12th, 2010 07:07PM
Car Make: bmwCar Model: 320i
Painter: mike
maaco,is high profit,low buget auto repair ,there not craftsman,you get what you pay for .at least three grand for a good bc ccoat paint job regardless of color,paint jobs are only as good as the fondation,look before you leap.
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Maaco
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Beverly Bah in silver spring, MD.Posted: July 12th, 2010 01:07PM
Car Make: 1992 toyotaCar Model: camry
Painter: Maaco
I took my car to make and ask them to paint it black. The man at Maaco told me since the car was light blue it would be better to paint it blue. He showed me a blue color on a paper. When I went to get my car from maaco the color was a bright blue, a color you never see any where on the road. I had to asked the man to paint my car black again. I paid to have my car painted black twice. My advise is if you have a color in mind, don't take their suggestions. Because it may cost you much more as it did me.-- I don't know why Maaco is still in business.
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Maaco in Federal Way, Washington
Amount: $1,700.00
Posted by: Aileen Wedvik in Federal Way, WA.Posted: July 8th, 2010 08:07PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord--1995
Painter: Maaco in Federal Way Washington
I read all the comments about Maaco, and had had a bad experience with a Maaco in Seattle back in the early 1980's. I crunched my 95 Accord, so had a new door put on and then took the car to the Maaco in Federal Way, Washington for a complete paint job. Unlike most of the others on this site, I have been very, very pleased. I called an independent shop first, and they told me that a complete paint job would run from $5000 to $7000. I told them I wanted something that wasn't like a "Maaco job", but that I didn't need showroom quality, either. The guy then told me that the Federal Way Maaco was actually really good, and recommended them. So I went for it. They did a fantastic job!! Well worth the money. I would HIGHLY recommend this shop to anyone in the Puget Sound area. They are located at approx 328th and Pacific Hwy So.
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misleading
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: ruben b in los angeles, CA.Posted: July 1st, 2010 08:07PM
Car Make: toyota 4runnerCar Model: toyota
Painter: none yet
called first to the maaco in rosemead ca. and they would not give me a quote of how much it would cost to paint my car. but they did tell me since this maaco had just opened up, they have a special of 249.oo. when it went over there they added and added coming to a total of 600.00. i didnt appreciate it to be lead like this. but after hearing all the other comments made by others who have been had from this company nationwide, i am surprised that the better business bureau has not gotten involved. if you advertise a price for a service. stand by it and try not to cheat people. because if you do word will get around.
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Maaco Crest Hill Illinois
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: stevo in Plainfield, IL.Posted: June 29th, 2010 07:06PM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: civic
You need to visit the maaco near you and ask to see some finished work. These guys in crest Hill were very helpful and explained the process and grades of paint. NOT ALL MAACOS ARE THE SAME. They showed me some relly nice restoration work they did on some 70's cars. Yes they can paint a car for $400 or so. this an inexpensive enamel. I got a base coat clear coat Viper red that looked great. Another body shop quoted me $3000 for the same work. The car is only worth $5k.....how stupid would that be?
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