Old 08-02-2022, 06:39 PM
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Looks awesome!

The great thing about Maaco is the turnaround time. If you find a Maaco that turns out good work, it's almost priceless in terms of time saved. No body shop jail.

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Old 08-04-2022, 06:51 AM
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:17 AM
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It looks awesome- congratulations!

Old 08-04-2022, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by F ROCK View Post
looks nice.
we should probably have a maaco directory that rates the different maaco shops.
I'd definitely rate the Berlin shop much higher than the Lawnside shop.

To add a few more details;
Berlin Maaco is clean inside, very clean. It's the cleanest shop I've ever seen.
I have used them many times; but now they have new owners and management.
My salesman, Rick, happens to own a '64 GTO. He was going on vacation. We scheduled my car for after his return,
so he could oversee the job.
My car can sometimes be fussy. One wrong pump of the pedal and it floods. Rick drove my car through the line.
As mentioned, I've used this shop several times for quick, econo paint jobs. This was the best masking job they'd ever done. Some paint on the exhaust pipe, a dusting of clear overspray on the tires, but nothing much. cleaned up easily. The engine compartment was sealed off pretty well despite the ram air scoops being open and the hood tach removed. I didnt notice any overspray under the hood.( last time the paint blasted right through the hood scoops, onto my fan shroud and detailed engine, but that was actually at a body shop, not maaco)

Some orange peel but not much...not bad at all.
Also this:
I wanted my car stored inside.
I had blocked the car down, but after sitting in the sun for a few hours, the metal flakes would squeeze out of the old paint making the surface feel prickly, and i'd have to sand it again.
...And it didnt have door handles or locks on there so security was an issue.
...And I didnt want them sanding it.
...And I didnt want it baked. Rick agreed to paint it at the end of the day, and store it overnight in the open oven.
I'm a pain in the ass.
Rick called me immediately after it was painted and told me i could pick it up in the morning.
If it's Rick Yost, he was one of my employees at one time. Very nice guy.

Car looks great!

Old 08-04-2022, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by F ROCK View Post
Congrats man! Looks great! I moved back up to North Jersey from Medford a few years back but still go to Atco. I'll definitely look them back up when it's time for paint.


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