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Old 08-06-2011, 09:02 PM   #11
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Wrapping looks good depending on who does it...
I been thinking about doing this to a 94 Honda civic hatchback
Only thing stopping me is I know it don't last long unless it is garages but even than it may only last awhile before fkin up.....
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Well, I've been really thinking more about this. Would it be feasible if i brought the hood and trunk panels into my house, used a hair dryer and a lot of patience?

Reason why is I'm tentatively planning on getting a green 94 trunk lid, and I have no idea what a $249 Maaco job will look like on the whole car.
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Well, I've been really thinking more about this. Would it be feasible if i brought the hood and trunk panels into my house, used a hair dryer and a lot of patience?
No. That's like trying to tint your own windows... Takes a LOT of practice.

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Reason why is I'm tentatively planning on getting a green 94 trunk lid, and I have no idea what a $249 Maaco job will look like on the whole car.
It will for sure look worse than however your factory paint is right now. Especially if you let them prep it.
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Don't get the $249 Maaco job... just don't. You get what you pay for.
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Yeah, I've heard of the prep work killing the job.

I was gonna ask in a separate thread, but both of you saw the paint job on my sedan (Brett I believe you inspected it a little more closely) and while flawed, it was pretty damn nice looking. Is is possible that that was a Maaco job, whether cheap or higher end?
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Yeah, I've heard of the prep work killing the job.

I was gonna ask in a separate thread, but both of you saw the paint job on my sedan (Brett I believe you inspected it a little more closely) and while flawed, it was pretty damn nice looking. Is is possible that that was a Maaco job, whether cheap or higher end?
It was likely the highest end single stage job Maaco has. Not bad, not much overspray, but it did flake off where the old emblems were, so prep wasn't fantastic.
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B just bring me you car and I'll paint the trunk n hood for you.
Pm if interested. Go check out my work, I'm reasonable with prices
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It was likely the highest end single stage job Maaco has. Not bad, not much overspray, but it did flake off where the old emblems were, so prep wasn't fantastic.
Ahh, I see. I thought the metallic wasn't something the cheapest job had either. The paint chipping off the emblems was from the glue used to hold them in place. It was some uber-super glue that damaged the paint when I tried to remove it.

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B just bring me you car and I'll paint the trunk n hood for you.
Pm if interested. Go check out my work, I'm reasonable with prices
I'll be researching paint, and I'll be letting you know soon. I just have to finish the cosmetic work, and possibly buy a 94+ trunk lid.
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Honestly you yourself can probably do a better job then Macco.
I wouldnt try it, it might be cheap but in the end it will be throwing your money away.
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