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Well for a xmas present I will be getting a paintjob done for my Crx. Yet my lack of knowledge is starting to suck. I don't know of any reputable places here in texas, and I dont know of any relativly cheap places.

Price IS an issue. This is were the questions start to break out.

I would like to know if anyone has gone to maaco for a paintjob. How much did it cost? Does it look good? Did you prep it yourself? Flaking bubbling?

Ive heard the whole story on maaco, but im willing to give it a try. I hear there is a warranty for flaking and bubbling?

Also about prepping. I have on clue on how to do it or anything. Ive searched several forums but all I get is people talking about how they prepped it themselves before they brought it in. Yet I would like to know more of the process, and what I need to use to do it right and what to-do.

I think im going to get prics at maaco either tomorrow or the next day. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

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What tools do you use to sand? Any power tools? How far do you take it?? Down to the metal?

lol of course you get what you pay for, but ive heard of maaco offering a warranty for things like bubbling and flaking-which is, from what i hear, the main problem with maaco.

Yet again this is just a late night post, and i plan to head over there tomorrow and see some pricing. I hope that can help me at least a little.

Then again your guys help is always appreciated!
 

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Yes sir! Ive been back for a week and 4 days. Feels good to be back.

Thanks for asking!

Also I went to maaco today and my estimate came out to be around $1800. So I have another question.

If I prep the car myself how will I go about taking out dents and dings? Ive got a good amount but nothing REAL major. Will I be able to fix them with either bondo or some kind of filler?
 

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Yes it was. The parts that got me bad were my roof, sunroof, left door, and left QP. My roof is messed up because I had someone weld holes that the previous owner had put for a lexan sunroof. My sunroof is messed up because previous owner of the panel tryed to paint it himself. Both of those i have been lazy on fixing and I need to get some POR15 on those welds really bad.

So some of the problems I could see myself fixing during prep, but I don't exactly know how to prep or what to do when I finally get to the point where I need to get some type of filler.

Im guessing bondo would be a bad idea then?
 
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