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Old 07 Jan 2006, 10:13 pm   #1 (permalink)
Built_Well
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Default Oh Oh, better get Maaco

If I buy that gray Aichi Camry, one of the few Japan
Camrys around in a hundred mile radius, can I take it
to Maaco to get it painted "Catalina Blue" or something?
(The '03s came in that color.)

Does Maaco do a good job? Would the car still be
just as rust-resistant? Would Toyota's rust warranty
be broken? Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
can recommend?

Thanks.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 06:01 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:13:38 -0500, "Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote:

> Does Maaco do a good job?


The cheapie advertised paint jobs are crap, with little to no surface
prep. The finished product will be nowhere near the quality of a
factory job. A good quality job starts with good surface prep, which
is very labor intensive on an assembled vehicle, and since paint shops
charge by the hour...

> Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
>can recommend?


Some Maaco shops are better than others, and a few can probably do as
well as custom hot rod shops. The bottom line is that any excellent
paint job, from any shop qualified to do it, can run many thousands of
dollars.

This is one of those "can I convert my 2wd truck to 4wd" questions.
It's possible, but it's ridiculously expensive.

Another poster also mentioned that a repaint will scare a prospective
buyer if you ever decide to sell it. Unless we're talking about a
totally custom car, a new paint job leaves that dangling question of
"why?"
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 08:36 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:13:38 -0500, Built_Well wrote:

> If I buy that gray Aichi Camry, one of the few Japan
> Camrys around in a hundred mile radius, can I take it
> to Maaco to get it painted "Catalina Blue" or something?
> (The '03s came in that color.)
>
> Does Maaco do a good job? Would the car still be
> just as rust-resistant? Would Toyota's rust warranty
> be broken? Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
> can recommend?
>
> Thanks.


Hey, Uh, BW, I'm beginning to wonder if you're for real. A paint job on a
new car? From Maaco? I have a 20 year old Corolla and a 17 year old Supra
and I would bring either one of them to Maaco, and I really don't want to
repaint them unless really necessary. )In the Corolla's case, it is.)

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Old 08 Jan 2006, 08:50 am   #4 (permalink)
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You could go to home depot and get a gallon of oil and roll it on even
cheaper. But a factory qualty job will cost you a few thousand, gee get
the color you want and quit nitpicking.

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Old 08 Jan 2006, 10:57 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Hachiroku" <Trueno@ae86.GTS> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:13:38 -0500, Built_Well wrote:
>
>> If I buy that gray Aichi Camry, one of the few Japan
>> Camrys around in a hundred mile radius, can I take it
>> to Maaco to get it painted "Catalina Blue" or something?
>> (The '03s came in that color.)
>>
>> Does Maaco do a good job? Would the car still be
>> just as rust-resistant? Would Toyota's rust warranty
>> be broken? Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
>> can recommend?
>>
>> Thanks.

>
> Hey, Uh, BW, I'm beginning to wonder if you're for real. A paint job on a
> new car? From Maaco? I have a 20 year old Corolla and a 17 year old Supra
> and I would bring either one of them to Maaco, and I really don't want to
> repaint them unless really necessary. )In the Corolla's case, it is.)
>
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UH is right, I think B_W is stringing some one along and you pegged him
right as being for real, look at some of his earlier posts in Dec.


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Old 08 Jan 2006, 11:07 am   #6 (permalink)
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dont think you are all there. get a georgetown ky camry in the color you
want. it will last you many many years.what if you spend $3000.00 to get
that paint job and it gets totaled on the way home from the paint shop?
thats $3000,00 down the drain. your taking this car stuff way to
serious.

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Old 08 Jan 2006, 01:07 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information to avoid Maaco. It really was a
serious question. Unfortunately, I'm not a car expert,
but I've learned a lot about cars the past 3 months from
this newsgroup.

With my '95 Tercel I didn't have to be a car expert.
I put the key in, and it went. Never a complaint or a problem.
Other than follow the maintenance schedule, the only thing I
ever did to that ten-year old car was replace the battery after
5 years and the tires after 10. Then, whamo, I got Wyman'ed.

Otherwise, that car would have been good for at least
another 10 years. But now that I gotta buy a replacement,
it's going to be a Camry, not a Corolla. Originally I was
looking at Corollas, but the Camrys are so much nicer.
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 01:25 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I had a old car painted by MAACO once. This was probably in 1977 when they
were just opening up. I removed all the chrome and bumpers myself and
sanded bad spots. It came out pretty decent.



"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> If I buy that gray Aichi Camry, one of the few Japan
> Camrys around in a hundred mile radius, can I take it
> to Maaco to get it painted "Catalina Blue" or something?
> (The '03s came in that color.)
>
> Does Maaco do a good job? Would the car still be
> just as rust-resistant? Would Toyota's rust warranty
> be broken? Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
> can recommend?
>
> Thanks.



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Old 08 Jan 2006, 01:49 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, Maaco's probably great for older cars. I'll be sure
not to take my new one there, though, even though I'm not
crazy about the '06 colors.

My red Tercel never needed a paint job. I parked it
outside 24/7 for 10 years--in the snow, the rain, the scorching
sun--not a hint of rust anywhere. I look and look--no rust!
What a pleasant surprise compared to the Ford Tempo and Dodge
Colt I drove for about 3 years each before I stumbled upon
the gods that are Toyota.

Before I bought Toyota, I thought regular car visits to
the shop were normal. Now I know better, and will probably
never buy anything else--not even Honda. Oh what a feeling!
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Old 08 Jan 2006, 04:24 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Let's see -- you drove it off lot - $3k depreciation. Then you get it
painted by cheapest place in town - another $5k depreciation. There is no
difference between a US and a Japan built Camry.

"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> If I buy that gray Aichi Camry, one of the few Japan
> Camrys around in a hundred mile radius, can I take it
> to Maaco to get it painted "Catalina Blue" or something?
> (The '03s came in that color.)
>
> Does Maaco do a good job? Would the car still be
> just as rust-resistant? Would Toyota's rust warranty
> be broken? Is there a better painter than Maaco anyone
> can recommend?
>
> Thanks.



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