my car (1984 318i) paints look's kinda worn out and there is spots of surface rust in little area's, i was thinking about repainting the car this summer, but i know paint jobs cost kinda alot, but i heard that maaco has cheap paint jobs. i was wondering if i should go for the maaco or not. i asked one kid who took his truck to maaco he said that thier paint is good but they dont mask the car good and i should do the masking my self.
so what do you say?
has anyone tried macco before?
How about this, you pay me the same amount you are going to pay Maaco and I will spray paint your car any color you want...in other words don't ever take your car to Maaco unless you like having the worst paint job ever, and believe me, everytime you look at the car you will notice how shity it is.
First, you really should wet sand those rusted areas right now and primer them to prevent further damage to your ride.
Second, since you don't have much budget to play with, visit a few paint shops in the area (MAACO included), and ask them if you can see some of their recently painted cars. Check out their quality for yourself based on actual observation, not just a few opinions. Ask them to give you quotes for the different types of paint jobs.
Third, maybe you can do the masking/wet sanding yourself if you have experience in that area. Ask the paint shop if they accept cars that have been masked/sanded by the customer. Check out some books/websites on DIY auto painting.
Lastly, maybe there is a local college that has an automotive tech department that will paint your car for free as a project.
I had a VW painted by Maaco. I sanded and preped the car before giving it to them. The paint job itself wasn't too bad, but they use just plain enamel for paint.
It lasted for two years looking ok, but then it faded and deteriorated and now looks like hell. I wouldn't recommend it for a BMW.
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