This is my concern too. First, I've never heard anyone rave about a cheap paint job. Second, Maaco doesn't have a reputation for quality, just for cheap and fast. I'm thinking even with my limited painting experience that I can get a good result with a single stage.I had Maaco paint my 89 convertible svo blue pearl. It looked great the first 6 months. Then the paint started sheeting off the bumpers. In about 10 months it starting getting hazy. After about a year the paint was litterally dusting off every time I waxed it. On top of this it was supposed to be a over 1k dollar base coat clear coat and they broke my fiberglass wing. It was so bad I didn't even want them to redo it. They blamed it on the painter. Unless I can see the Maaco painters previous work I'd never let them touch my cars. I've only met one good clean Maaco painter and he did way better jobs at his house.
They both look great. I'm not expecting either Maaco or I will do show winning work, but I want it to look passable as original looking.I painted several cars myself...and I am no painter....trust me. You can do it. I painted these two in my garage.
Yes. I did Maaco single stage and it looks awesome. Everyone comments on the shine and nobody believes it’s a Maaco paint job.Has anyone tried the single-stage Maaco with any success? Seeing as the original paint was single-stage, would it be that far off if they were to use an Oxford White match on a full respray?
Way to go! I’m glad it worked out for you and you now have the confidence to move forward. Congrats on your accomplishment and keep us posted for sure! Post pictures whenever you can.Update. Okay, so I did some light paint correction on the hood and front fenders. The hood and front fenders have original paint, that is thin in some spots. I did a light wet sanding to flatten the paint out a bit. Then got in there with some compound, polished, and waxed. The paint is quite acceptable. The paint rear of the doors is crap and I will paint that on my own. I feel confident that I'll get the car to where I want it to be on my own. I'm more concerned with keeping the car as original as I can while fixing the odds and ends that show age. In the end, I feel that I'll get a good result. I'll update this thread again later.
Appreciate the comments!