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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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On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:13:38 -0500, "Built_Well" <[email protected]> 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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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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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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"Hachiroku" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:13:38 -0500, Built_Well wrote:
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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.

>
> 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.)
>
> --
> Have your Virtual Pet spayed/neutered!!
>


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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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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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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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" <[email protected]> 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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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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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" <[email protected]> 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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Wolfgang wrote:
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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.



LOL !!
 
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On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 08:57:09 -0800, Charlie wrote:

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> "Hachiroku" <[email protected]> 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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>> Have your Virtual Pet spayed/neutered!!
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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.


Oh, and by the way, I meant I *WOULDN'T* bring either of those cars to
Maaco.

I can paint better in my back yard with the wind kicking up a Dust Bowl...

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Built_Well wrote:
> Wolfgang wrote:


>>Let's see -- you drove it off lot - $3k depreciation. Then you
>>get it painted by cheapest place in town - another $5k depreciation.


I believe a 1st class paint job now costs at least $5000, and a decent
one starts at around $2,000.. At least 80-90% of this is for body
preparation, and the sandpaper alone can cost well over $100.

The only way to get a decent paint job cheaply is by either having an
auto tech school do it or do all the prep work yourself and deliver the
car to the body shop already masked (bring cleaning supplies for final
prep -- some shops won't even remove accumulated mud).
 
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A first class job removes all trim -- that takes time - hence the extra
cost. When supplies cost $100 you can't expect much prep from MAACO for
$259 can ya.

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> Built_Well wrote:
>> Wolfgang wrote:

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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.

>
> I believe a 1st class paint job now costs at least $5000, and a decent
> one starts at around $2,000.. At least 80-90% of this is for body
> preparation, and the sandpaper alone can cost well over $100.
>
> The only way to get a decent paint job cheaply is by either having an
> auto tech school do it or do all the prep work yourself and deliver the
> car to the body shop already masked (bring cleaning supplies for final
> prep -- some shops won't even remove accumulated mud).
>
 
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Remember "Earl Shibe, we paint any car for $99.95". They used to have
a shop in Wichita years ago but not sure if they are still in business.
Shibe was a chain simular to MAACO. The deluxe Earl Shibe paint job
came with a box of razor blades to scrape off paint from windows and
chrome. lol
 
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In alt.autos.toyota.camry Clay <[email protected]> wrote:
> Remember "Earl Shibe, we paint any car for $99.95". They used to have
> a shop in Wichita years ago but not sure if they are still in business.
> Shibe was a chain simular to MAACO. The deluxe Earl Shibe paint job
> came with a box of razor blades to scrape off paint from windows and
> chrome. lol


Still around! (chuckle)

www.earlscheib.com

Hell, I remember them advertising $19.95 in the mid 60's. Big ugly sign
that you could see a mile away.

This makes me feel old...
 
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Clay wrote:

>Remember "Earl Shibe, we paint any car for $99.95". They used to have
>a shop in Wichita years ago but not sure if they are still in business.
> Shibe was a chain simular to MAACO. The deluxe Earl Shibe paint job
>came with a box of razor blades to scrape off paint from windows and
>chrome. lol


Scheibe painted my father's car for $39.95, Dad splurging on the extra
$10 fee to have the factory color matched. My brother and I did the
prep work and removed most of the body hardware, and after the car was
at Scheibe we removed the mirror and tail lights and wiped the body
with wax remover and tack rags. The paint job actually looked decent,
and after it was color sanded to remove the dust and polished several
months later (the enamel remained soft for an extended period), if you
stood at least 2-3' away it looked as good as a factory finish.
 
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