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Unread 06-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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$600 Maaco Paint Job- Come and see it!

Here is my 1997 TJ and a $600 Maaco Paint job plus $300 for decals. (Ouch)

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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Looks good! Did you have them clear coat it?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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Looks good! Did you have them clear coat it?
Included in the price!
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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Did you have to strip it down or did you just deliver it to them as is and they prep it?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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Did you have to strip it down or did you just deliver it to them as is and they prep it?
As is. I didn't do anything.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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Looks great. There are different levels of Maaco paint jobs, just be leary of the cheaper packages as some do not include the clearcoat with the UV protectant.


Jeep looks fantastic though!
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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #7
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Looks great. There are different levels of Maaco paint jobs, just be leary of the cheaper packages as some do not include the clearcoat with the UV protectant.


Jeep looks fantastic though!
Ya I was surprised, I got their base level paint job, but it has a clear coat!
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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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looks real good for 300 and no work yourself!
id call it a win.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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looks real good for 300 and no work yourself!
id call it a win.
$600 paint
$300 decals
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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Ya I was surprised, I got their base level paint job, but it has a clear coat!
I'm not hating but I would ask them to verify what type of clear coat they used and make sure there is a UV protectant in the clear. I am a professional painter and deal with mostly bikes and custom paints but not all clear coat is the same. Its why you see these older cars with flaking clear. Your jeep will look great for the first year but will quickly fade if left alone.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #11
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My experience with paint jobs is that if they are cheap there is a reason.

Looks good in the pictures though.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #12
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My experience with paint jobs is that if they are cheap there is a reason.

Looks good in the pictures though.
It's good enough for me.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #13
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Looks great. It most likely their single stage paint with integrated clear coat. My girlfriend just got her Miata painted with that paint and it looks good. It's certainly not a $3000 paint job, and you can tell, but then again, it wasn't $3000.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #14
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That's more than perfect for any Jeep that going to see off road duty.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #15
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I've seen pretty much the whole spectrum from Maaco. I think it depends more on the individual manager than anything else. Two people I know of got their cars painted at Maaco at about the same time. Both about the same shade of red. One, a Fiero, got done somewhere in the DC/Baltimore area, I'm not sure where that particular Maaco was, but it was awful. It was the poster child for runs, drips, and sags. The other, a VW Golf, was painted at my local Maaco and it looked terrific. Same price, same quality materials, vastly different results. The way that Wrangler seems to have turned out, I might give them my '99 Grand Cherokee and squeeze another 10 years out of it.
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