Maaco Informative - Maaco

Review by oak on 2010-07-18
MICHIGAN -- I am a car painter from Royal oak Mi, I am also an I-car certified tech. Personally I would not do a complete paint job for under $4.500, this is a stock paint job. I am currently painting a 67 Mustang that I am charging the customer $7.000 (custom job) these our low prices do to the fact I work for myself and have no over head like shops do, Maaco is a production environment, get it in get it out the more cars the more money. They also use cheap material, example I may pay $96 dollars for a quart of paint when Maaco may pay $35 for a gallon of paint. It all comes down to you get what you pay for, As for the person from Farmington Mi who had to wipe their car seat off to drive their car home, tells me there is an employee that needs his blank kicked, they should always clean the inside out and also run the air and defroster so you don't get a face full of sanding dust.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-07-20
Posted by Starlord on 2010-07-19:
We appreciate your post, but you must realize that many of us cannot even afford what Maaco charges, let alone your prices. Personally, I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota that has many little scratches on it. They have been there since we bought it in 2008, and I would love to see that red metalflake shine the way it is supposed to. We wash it, and you have to be close to see the scratches, but no way we can pay to get it painted. Good luck.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-07-19:
star you should see what an old coworker of mine did.

apparently one of his friends had a father who owned a car body shop. so they were able to get ahold of paint for free and chose to paint a car out.

with rollers and paint brushes.

he said it looked pretty bad. heh.

course i also remember seeing a car in hawaii that looked like it had been painted with haze gray paint from a ship. seriously i really think the owner just used regular paint from a ship on his car. it was pretty ugly
Posted by Starlord on 2010-07-20:
Ouch, Pepper. I once had a Ford convertible that looked like it had been painted with a brush, plus they reworked the top with a body repair kit from Auto Zone. If one doesn't know what they are doing, they should not try to work fiberglass. ROFL

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