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Old 08-29-2013, 07:27 PM
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My assumption is that if one does maaco they have to do ALL body and prep work first as maaco probably isn't the place for fiberglass prep. That or pay someone to do all that, but if you're doing that, may as well have them paint it too (if they paint). My budget is really small, so it's seeming more and more likely I'll get the running gear all done, the engine, maybe learn to do fiberglass, but then be out of funds or at least close. To what fuelie mentioned, I'm not looking for a show car. I plan to drive it. Based on videos and pictures of maaco jobs, I'd think it'd be okay for a driver. My view is that I'm never going to get the vette into fully restored state so why put a lot of money into the paint. A future owner or generation can try if they wish, it's just the paint. In fact, a maaco paint job could be preferred, easier for them to remove later on for nice paint!
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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Never thought about boat places painting a vette, not a bad idea. I wonder if they'd mess with glass repairs? Would that even be a good idea? Boats... corvettes... Hmm...[/QUOTE]

Yes, check it out.

Years ago I found a body shop that only worked on big truck body's, which are fiberglass. They did a great job at a very fair cost to prep and paint my 80. That 1 job brought a bunch of future vette work to his shop.

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:20 PM
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It's $10,000 for a great paint job. Now go for it!

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:21 PM
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John, so when you say they did "prep", what do you mean? Are you talking previous paint removal, minimal fix-up, surface prep, all the sanding, etc? Or did you have more serious stuff, like, cracks in the glass? Examples like, cracks at the tops of wheel arches, cracks at panel seams, etc?
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Damn, this thread started in 2008!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:18 AM
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Yeah I know its a few years old, probably best to start a new thread.

To answer your question Mike, I gave them a vette in need of a new paint job and they did all the work stripping and repairing all cracks, priming, color, color sanding and polishing. They were probably slow at the time and I was used as a job to keep the crew busy.
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everything depends on the amount of body work needed, if you are changing colors and the jambs need to be painted, if the paint is in good shape already just faded, if the car needs to be stripped down to bare glass, if you want the good paint materials or just want to wing it with cheap paint, the color of the paint makes a difference, the type of paint (three stage, two stage, single stage, candies), show paint job or driver paint job or seller paint job etc etc etc.

We need more than "what is an average cost for a paint job".

The range would run between $2,000 and $20,000
i have a ? About the paint jobs, many shops advise me that they need to strip all the original paint and primer off, because it is lacquer, why? If it is the original . I Would just as soon have lacquer , is this a problem?.

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Originally Posted by Robert Monroe View Post
i have a ? About the paint jobs, many shops advise me that they need to strip all the original paint and primer off, because it is lacquer, why? If it is the original . I Would just as soon have lacquer , is this a problem?.

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Yes it is...

But to give Robert a quick answer... If you expect the shop to stand behind their work for more than about 6 months, they are gonna need to know what they are working with before putting a paint job on a car that will last. If you're gonna flip the car soon, go ahead and look for a shop that doesn't insist on stripping it. If you expect them to stand behind their work for more than a couple of years, expect the shop to want to strip it. Anyone that is willing to do more than a 'MAACO' paint job and doesn't strip it, well, they're rolling the dice.

Good luck... GUSTO
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Thank you very much , your answer was very helpful.
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Thread is older than my Maaco paint job.....but it's pushing 3 years in Florida now, years ago some nitwit backed over my front end....with a jacked up pickup, of course....and over time it's not the paint that has failed, but various little stress cracks in the glass that have appeared, nothing gross, but in sunlight it can be noticed at correct angles.....I don't keep it covered in a museum somewhere, it gets out about twice a week since I"m retarred......yawn....car parts, food, bank....all less than a mile from my house....yawn.....

I rate it as a 10-10 car......ten feet away at ten mph....sure looks GRAND, gets noticed and smiled at a lot....

what in hell else does anyone need from a car?? oh, fun to drive....yeh, that's it.....

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Lets see these paint jobs!
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i have a ? About the paint jobs, many shops advise me that they need to strip all the original paint and primer off, because it is lacquer, why? If it is the original . I Would just as soon have lacquer , is this a problem?.
If you have a question, itís best to start a new thread so members can see your title and answer it, rather than tack it onto an old thread dealing with a different topic.

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