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Old 05-08-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Cheapest Paint Job?

im about to paint a car , i remember there was a shop on kingsway.. some asian shop i believe .. 300 bux paint job.
iunno if they still do those biz.. anyone know where i can get
the cheapest paint job? btw wheres maaco?
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isn't maaco just in the states?
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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btw wheres maaco?
a quick search turned up these locations
31120 Peardsdonville Rd. British Columbia Abbotsford V2T 6K7 (604) 855-1870
2168 Springer Ave, #1&2 British Columbia Burnaby V5B 3M7 (604) 291-2992
3281 Sexsmith Road British Columbia Kelowna V1V 1L5 (250) 765-0120
20109 Logan Avenue British Columbia Langley V3A 4L5 (604) 514-9860


edit. Maacos website is http://www.maaco.ca/

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^ guess not
http://www.maaco.ca/centers.htm
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #5
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thanks for the info dude, but yeh man is the maaco only way? im preety sure theres some chinese/viet hookups in kingsway or richmond where they hook us up for 3-4 bills ...
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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For 3 bills for a whole car, they'll get 4 guys with some rattlecans... That's not gonna be a great job.



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I paid 2+ bills for minor cosmetic work, but you'd never be able to tell what was touched up.
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like some revscener said.. im willing to prep some sandings if necessary.. i know that i pay what i get but im onna budget and i don want my car fugly green haha. so does anyone have got it done from macco here?
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Paint work is 90% prep work and 10% the actual paint job.
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QUOTE]Originally posted by godwin
Paint work is 90% prep work and 10% the actual paint job. [/QUOTE]


should i go buy those wet sanding machine and sand it down by myself and take em there? i mean.. i don want it turn fuglier than before at least right ? haha
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Cheapest paint job? Good god. For $300, they'll be painting over the dirt left on the car, overspraying onto parts that's not meant to be painted, spray runs and lots of orange peel...
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once you paint that car with cheap paint and prep, consider the car ruined, it will look ok for a month or so, but that will be it.

It will be really hard to take the $300 finish off if you plan to repaint it.

A can of car paint weather it be acrylic or base coat clear coat alone will run you more than $300 So don't expect much for that price.

If i was in financial situation, i'd prep the car myself and send it off to Macco.
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It would be better not to paint your car, than to paint your car with $300.
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You can get a decent paint job from Maaco if you do the prep yourself and then take it for them to spray . Not going to be a show car, but will look decent.

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I saw one of those shops on kingsway, it was 599 but they use enamel paint. No thanks, enamel paint should be kept to paint ceramics, not cars.
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park ur car @ metrotown... act cocky. and stare @ the gangsta... and someone will come up to ur car and key it.. then u pay 300$ deduct..how's that? cheapest?

and there is NO CHEAPEST PAINT JOB.
how much u pay.. how much u get
u can get ur car painted @ $2500-3000 ... that will look when its new...
u pay 599$... u will get ur car painted even worst then it is...
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hate to tell yo this, but just material alone cost more than $300 per car. you need the paint mixed, clear coat, paint degreaser, masking paper, masking tape, primer, sanding paper, and misc. small things. you'd be better off paying $150 for a cut polish/wax detail and then touching up the chips/flaws. even then, it would probably cost you more than $300 depending on how bad the paint is.
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how much is a DECENT paint job?
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park ur car @ metrotown... act cocky. and stare @ the gangsta... and someone will come up to ur car and key it.. then u pay 300$ deduct..how's that? cheapest?

and there is NO CHEAPEST PAINT JOB.
how much u pay.. how much u get
u can get ur car painted @ $2500-3000 ... that will look when its new...
u pay 599$... u will get ur car painted even worst then it is...
wouldnt insurance company doubt my nammer ass when i bought the vehicle lesser than a week for my younger brother. ( techinically tis under my dads name.. ) btw would they paint in blk though ? its gay ass green color.
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wouldnt insurance company doubt my nammer ass when i bought the vehicle lesser than a week for my younger brother. ( techinically tis under my dads name.. ) btw would they paint in blk though ? its gay ass green color.
Buy $300 worth of black automotive spray paint and do it yourself. Good luck trying to scam ICBC. They wouldn't repaint it a different colour unless you paid the difference.
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no, they wouldn't change the colour of your car... and theyd most probably just paint that one panel

i recommend against committing insurance fraud. you'll get f*cked if they catch u.

as everyone says earlier... it depends on how you want your car to look. for $300, its pretty much a guarantee its going to look worse than it does now - if not right away after the paint job, it will after a month.

if you really want to save $, prep it yourself and take it to maaco. and maaco is borderline shit too.

or you can do this... this was really surprising! it turned out really well

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/...0&fpart=1&vc=1
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To change the color of your car they have to take off the doors and lots of other parts unless you still want your door jams to be a ugly green. Color change will cost you closer to $5000, a good paint job same color will cost you around $3000.
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Maaco's high end paint job is actually really good, but for custom paint jobs like iridescent, and candy paints I have no idea. In fact if anyone knows a good paint place for specialty paints lemme know cause i was a candy blue paint job done on my 240
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