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Thread: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

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    Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    I brought my car to Maaco, (noone ever told me they suck). I told the guy what i wanted. I said, "make to as close to factory as you can, please do a good job" He quoted me $1399. Which i thought was very reasonable. ( i dont know much about painting cars or price for them. But i heard 1500 is average)

    It took about a week and below are the smaller pics, Followed by the direct links to the Super size orginals.

    Overspray
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    Debris in the paint/metal
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    horrible orange peel all over.
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    Its not fully painted, See the black?

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    They sanded part of the chrome, and there is a gap between the paint and the chrome
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    The Paint Ran on the passangers side door
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    There is horrible Running of the paint on the side trimp
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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    damn bro... you should have asked us about Maaco. take it to the dealership man. sure it will cost a little more but they always do a good job (plus they got the oem paint). id get my money back if i was you.

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    Yes remember, you get what you pay for. A perfect paint job would probably cost 4-5K

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    1st pic. Overspray
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    ogrinal-Large


    2nd pic. Debris in the paint/metal
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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    sanded part of the black trim





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    Damn.....Maaco??? Ouch I would have never gone there......not to rub it in or anything....but I would go back and tell them they need to fix their mistakes...Thats unacceptable no matter what you pay and they are a big company....Did you pay yet??

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    I would not pay!!!
    It looks like they did not prep the car correctly. A paint job is only as good as the prep!!!

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    looks like it just needs some wet sanding

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    Yes i paid. It looked ok when i picked it up.

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    damn kid. i thank god every day since my pops is a finisher and he does all the touch ups/paint jobs and they come out flush.

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    Damn...a good shop would have taken off the panels, painted, then put them back on.......take it back for sure and make them fix it

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    I do like the color though.....it really sparkles

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    so whats the backstory? why the paint job?

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    Re: Horrible paint job! What do i do? ---Photo's

    take it back, and tell them they need to fix it, if not report them to the better business bureau, and call head quarters. They did the same thing to my wife's truck. Brought it back, and told them. Ill be calling head quarters, and the BB. Got everything fixed in 3 days.

    Also make sure you choose the type of work. Maacco has 3 different types of preps they do

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