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Well I thought I would tell you about the 57 @ Macco, I really debated weather to paint it myself or let them paint it well......

I dropped my car off June 26th no rust to speak of and a dent on the passanger quater and a few dings on the roof. I was told 2 or 3 weeks to complete.

Well I got the car back today and I was shocked at how poor of a job they did.

The roof was never fixed they painted over the dents, the trunk and hood look good but they were in good shape when I dropped the car off

Now for the worst

I noticed on one of my 50 trips there to see what was taking so long they stripped the doors and quaters to bare metal, they never blocked the sides out they just primed and painted as a result my I was embarassed to drive it home it was so wavey, The manager was gone as you might expect so i wasted $1,500.

I dont expect a great job for that price but this is just sad

I would never go to a macco ever I rate this a 0.

I would have been better off painting the car myself

My wife said I probally should not have been so polite when I picked the car up and should have complained more but I try to treat others like I would want to, so I held my tongue

At this point I'm really considering sanding the paint off this weekend and just driving the car in primer untill I can afford to go to a restoration shop and have my car painted and look average.

Then they never cleaned the car up I drove it home full of dust I will never go there again

I will post pictures but you will not be able to see the waves, I wasn't expecting show quality but what i got was the worst paint job I have ever seen.
 

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I'd find out when the manager is back and complain. They didn't fix what you wanted them to and they actually did things they shouldn't have.
 

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Crap!!!

One of my worst nightmares! - Taking my '57 into a local paint shop and having them just totaling messing it up. Sorry to hear that yours came true. Now you wonder that if you raise a beef with the Manager and they agree to re-do it - what's that going to look like?:eek:

The bad thing about it is, that you have to give the original shop a chance to fix it before you can go someplace else and then take the original shop to small claims court to get them to pay for it.

Before I decided to take it someplace else, I would desperately try to get references from customers of the shop and try to talk to them about their experience.

I know you just feel sick about this, we all feel your pain. Whatever you decide to do, we wish you luck! Hang in there, better times ahead!!:wavey:
 

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That's a bummer. Sorry to hear that but I guess it just depends on which one you go to.

I had mine painted at the Maaco in Sunnyvale, CA and they did a great job. Mine cost closer to $5000 though. But that was $7000 cheaper than the next closest bid I got.
I took out the front and back glass and all the stainless and chrome. They took it to bare metal and blocked the whole car. Then two tone paint, base & clear. I reinstalled everything (or had it done in the case of the glass).

She turned out pretty great for a driver I think.


 

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go back and talk to manager. if that does no good, call maaco's customer service (if they have one). then there is small claims court. don't take this sitting down. :anim_25:
 

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I've only had one paint job done at Maaco. It was my sons 85 Monte. They sanded the car gave it some fresh paint and set it outside to cure in the sun. Well it rained on it!:eek: We went to pick it up and they said it would look better after we wax it.:eek: Well I had a talk with the manager and he told me If I wasn't happy with the work that they would re-do it. They did and it looked great! The only thing I noticed later was the front plastic pcs had paint peeling off. I read the fine print, " mechanical sanding" so they didn't sand where an d/a sander wouldn't fit.
 

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That's a bummer. Sorry to hear that but I guess it just depends on which one you go to.

I had mine painted at the Maaco in Sunnyvale, CA and they did a great job. Mine cost closer to $5000 though. But that was $7000 cheaper than the next closest bid I got.
I took out the front and back glass and all the stainless and chrome. They took it to bare metal and blocked the whole car. Then two tone paint, base & clear. I reinstalled everything (or had it done in the case of the glass).

She turned out pretty great for a driver I think.


Nice 56............ :party0031:
 

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I've had about 20 cars painted at my local MAACO with mixed results. "But" I would do all prep to the bodies and have them ready to shoot. Most of the time I got good results. These were cars that I bought to sell and not to keep. The manager and I worked out a deal and he would paint all the cars for the same price. I brought him 20 in one year and he and I were both happy.

The one car I did not do body work and let them work on they screwed up. They also put it out side and let it get rained on, I had to take it back 3 times to get it right. They did make good on it though. I drove it for two years and it looked decent.

I don't defend Maaco and I would not let them paint my daily rides but for turning cars they have their use. Imagine guys making 7 bucks an hour smearing & sanding bondo on your car and that's what you have.
 

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Given the cost of paint materials, they weren't making much going into this to start with. It's no wonder they didn't take their time to do a good job. The old saying "you get what you paid for".
 

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I understand you get what you pay for and $1500 isnt much for paint

I was in the paint for $500 and the body for $1000

I would have been better off going to a restoration shop and haveing them do $1000 of labor then let them spray the car for $500

but if he wouldn't have stripped the sides of the car I would have been happy my car wasn't wavey when I dropped it off. The hood and trunk look good and are acceptable!!!!!!!!!!

I will post on Tuesday after I speak to him or mabe I will let the wife (5'5" pit bull) speak to him :sign0020:
 

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Nice 56............ :party0031:
Thanks, she looks just like the one I had back in '63. That one got painted at a Buick dealership in Burlingame. I don't think they wanted to do any more after it either, ha.

I forgot to mention that Maaco had my car for a year, which was ok because I told them to take their time.
 

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thanks for the help

What I take from this thread is,
1. If you go there, research their jobs prior to commiting.
2. If you do go there do your own bodywork/ prep.
3. Be ready to defend the car, do not accept anything just because.
Thanks
Pig is me:)
 
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