Originally Posted by ianoble
So what does someone do if they do not have the means to paint the car themselves but they do not want a cheapy job done from MAACO?
Should I look into a local shop that might charge more, but will do a much better job?
Well, like what's been said, it's mostly prep.
So a person could take as much off a car as possible, clean and sand
everything thourghly do as much prep as possible then take it to
Msaaco or other "cheapie" and have them spray it.
You can even get them to put a clear urethane on it,
then sand and buff it later yourself.
I have seen some pretty good looking jobs from them, but what prep lies
under the surface may not show up for a couple of years, so do
the important part yourself. They have the paint booth and equipment
to do a good job. Their quality of finish varies because of the different
experience level people they have. Go to more than one place and ask
to see their work, when you find one that looks better ask who painted
it and try to make sure he does yours.
For the money they can be a great value.