jumping right in, aren't ya!
Ok, call around to several body shops. One of them might be needing the business and give you a better job than Maaco.
If he used "rattle can" paint, most shops will just laugh and walk away from it. They will not risk their rep on a "spray can base-coat". But you never know.
wet sanding involves wet-or-dry sand paper, water (duh) and lots of elbow grease.
You will be sanding out all the runs , drips, and "orange-peel" areas. trying to make it smooooooooooth as possible. Depending on how many coats the PO applied, you may need to go back and touch up the "thin spots". If it was a single stage paint, you could then use rubbing compound, then polishing compound, to rub it out to a shine.
Clearcoat will give it a "deeper" look, but involves alot of the same work on the clear.
That's why in the long run, shopping around for a shop to do it is often worth the extra $$$
just my 2 cents
Last edited by shadowulf; 04-09-2010 at 02:27 PM..