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Re: paint


> Not so fast.  I have heard from several body shops that Maaco has all the
> latest spray equipment and does a great job painting the car.  Where they suck
> is the prep work.  In fact for a friend of mine he prepped it and sent him to
> Maaco to do the paint work.  Then he brought it back and did the final buffing
> and finishing.
> Pat Martin
> 864000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled and
> stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama A520's turning it,  K&N and
> uh....
> 84 4000sq NEW.  AKA: The beater.
> 95 subaru legacy
> Bothell, Wa

Ok Pat, I will agree with that--you are absolutely right.  However, most of us do
not have the TIME, SKILLS, or EQUIPMENT to properly do prep work.  And this is
one of the most important factors in a GOOD paint job.  Also, Maaco does not wet
sand or buff after painting.  Therefore, their paint work generally has as much
orange peel as the average refrigerator.  So, if you pay $3000, and have to do
the prep and finishing work yourself, it doesn't seem like a good deal for a
whole car paint job.  Granted, I haven't seen the car, but I'm assuming a '95
that hasn't been in a collision can't be that awful.

'97 A4ta
'90 80a