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Old 07-02-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Getting a maaco paint job, any guides/threads for prepping?

hey, my clear coat is becomming horrid. I dont have alot of money so i am gona have to do the maaco budget paint. I am pretty set on getting it and i know some people who have gotten it and it turned out pretty good. I am going to prep it myself.

What grit should i use to sand with?
how far do i sand it down to.

Any replies with threads/pms with links on how to prep a car before paint would be greatly appreciated.

I tried searching but when i try searching for titles only and stuff and in paint section only, it doesnt do it. just searches whole threads and in every forum category.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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Use 400 grit if you have to sand, but I would suggest you use scotch brite instead. For areas are are smooth just scuff the paint. Remember to use a tack cloth before they paint and after the paint before the clear.

P.S. is the paint coming off or what? Have you tried wet sanding / polishing? If the paint is okay you could just do clear coat.
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just the clear coat is coming off.
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I'd be afraid that a few years down the road you're going to have it chipping again since you're having Maaco do it . While it may look good initially it's whether it will last like a more reputable good body/paint shop would do.
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there is a lot of good info at www.DONTGOTOMAACO.com
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lol my dumbass actually clicked the link
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