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View Poll Results: What Should I Do For A Paint Job?
Maaco Paint Job 35 19.23%
At-Home Paint Job 147 80.77%
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:24 PM
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Deadbodyman, is Don's (Inman?) tattoo parlor (1981) still in Augusta. Last I was down there at Ft Gordo 81ish I remember it used to get soo friggin hot we didn't have to do schitt. I'd roll down to your place but you'd have to drink all the beer. LOL
Hey deez,I think the tat shop is still there but there are so many,is it on Gordan hwy?The base keeps them in harleys and freash meat ,they do very well.I wish I didnt have to work when it gets hotttttttt..I'm a little out of practice but I can drink some beer,long as theres girls and pool tables Im in

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Now I'm all jacked up, what was I gonna say?


Girls, and pool tables... Oh yea! I have a pool table, and my neighbors are lesbians. One time they had a lot of friends on it, and wrote on the felt with markers some rainbow art work, one thing says 'crowns up'. It's been like that now for about 5-6 years. LOL
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about the maaco paint job, i dont have a garage or paint booth, if i did all the body work myself and have maaco shoot the paint, then cut and buff which i can do in my yard, can that equal good results? of course considering i do my part correct.
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I Don't have a problem with Maaco if you get a good shop! Second what's the goal to paint a daily driver or the hot rod? If its a custom and you have a lot of time and money rape up in to it I would say no! I have talk with a couple of shop out my way and there ony give you 2-3 years on the paint job if you do zip to take care of it and maybe 5 year if you do take care of the paint!

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I know this is a beat to death thread, but for my circumstances I'm prepping the car to the best of my abilities then taking the advice of DBM and heading to the local MACCO with my own supplies.
I figure I will be money ahead ,even having the car towed the 6 miles there and back.
And I have seen the work that comes out of this MACCO.
WAY better spray job than I'm capable of.
YMMV
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for a weekend driver, jus tryin to figure out what stages does maaco skimp on, if its removing the trimming and other things that i can do my self, this might actually work out for me, i dont mind doing the work, its just i dont have a place to lay the paint my self.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:25 PM
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I think it depends on what maaco you go to. The good ones have decent sprayers but their paint is junk. I wouldn't trust their preppers cause they're too used to cutting corners. I'd have it prepped by a professional, buy my own paint, and then take it to maaco. That is if I decided to take it there. I'd do some research on the maaco's in your area and examine finished work, he say she say, and where the hot rods are.
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My opinion

Many of the cheaper paint shops have something that is worth considering them for the paint job and that is the proper booth to do it.

The problem I have found with these shops is not so much the paint job many of the can do but with the quality of the paint they use.

I have a friend who worked for an economy paint shop for years and his only job was to come in at night once they had prepared a few cars for paint and my friend would shoot the cars.

This guy also paint customer cars on the side and his paint jobs look great.

He told me to purchase whatever paint brand I wanted and he would shoot it for me using their booth.
Having the right booth and guns and heat lamps and all the the other stuff can sometimes turn a so so painter into a very good painter!!!

In my opinion some of these shops do a decent job but I would not use their paint because it is an inexpensive paint that will last a much shorter time if exposed to the sun and weather. If your car is always kept in a garage and you are a real car nut keeping it waxed and clean the paint will last longer.

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