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RE: Re[2]: Maaco, Reliable??

OK, OK, you got me. I'm on the edge of my chair. Was this yesterday and
you're fighting to get the Spitfire back, or is all fine now?

Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA, USA
1990 Coupe Quattro 20v

>	treilley_at_BANKMARK@conseco.com[SMTP:treilley_at_BANKMARK@conseco.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, June 21, 1996 6:02 PM
>To: 	ang@copper.ucs.indiana.edu; Tim Gortner
>Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Re[2]: Maaco, Reliable??
>     Boy are you lucky.  I got the call when I was 500 miles away that
>     1977 Spitfire, that I was restoring, was impounded by the sheriff
>     was going to be sold at a sheriff's auction because the owner of
>     paint shop who was doing the work had not paid any rent, taxes,
>     for 6 months.  Talk about feeling sick.  Completely ruined my 
>     vacation.
>     Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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>Subject: Re: Maaco, Reliable??
>Author:  Tim Gortner <Tim.Gortner@pobox.com> at Internet
>Date:    6/21/96 1:56 PM
>I have had one experience with MAACO.  In 1984 I was restoring my 3.0CS
>coupe and the body shop where the work was being done went out of 
>business before they could complete the work.  So the car was pretty 
>well prepped (but not masked).  I found out they went belly-up when I 
>got a call from them informing me that my car was at MAACO at I could 
>pick it up there.  You can imagine the sinking feeling in my stomach. 
>was pleasantly surprised, however, as they actually did a decent job on
>the paint. It was 2-step, etc and looked pretty good for a $399 paint 
>job.  There was a LOT of overspray on the trim and in the interior, 
>but once I cleaned that up... In fact, it lasted for 10 years and when
>told other BMW types that it was a Maaco $399 special, they were very 
>Tim Gortner
>Lookout Mt. Colorado (moving to Boston later this summer!!!eeesh) 
>'90 V8Q
>'73 3.0cs