Maaco painting for your truck fleet?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bigjeeping, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    Just wondering if anyone has ever used Maaco for getting a truck painted to match their fleet?

    I just need the cab painted on my dump and I'm wondering if their "premier" painting services would cut it. (sanding, 2 coats, bake it on)

    I've heard a lot of Maaco horror stories but I'm assuming they've been from people who got the lowest basic package for like $200. I mean WHAT DO YOU EXPECT for $200!

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I dunno.... I took one of my trucks to them once for an estimate and got a quote that basically was the same as a known quality privately owned auto body and paint business. So like I said, I dunno....

    Seems to me that what you need done should be relatively cheap anywhere.
     
  3. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    Ive had 2 trucks done by them with pretty good results. You cant beat the cost. The way I loooked at it......its a work truck that will get dinged, hit with debri from the road...etc. For the cost of the Macco paint job, you can get it repainted twice for the price of some shops. I persoanlly havent seen ANY body shop do a flawless re-paint, so do a little research, and weigh the price vs. the acceptability of the work. No matter who you choose...I guarantee youll mark up the paint in a short time.:)
     
  4. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    Ive had 2 trucks done by them with pretty good results. You cant beat the cost. The way I loooked at it......its a work truck that will get dinged, hit with debri from the road...etc. For the cost of the Macco paint job, you can get it repainted twice for the price of some shops. I persoanlly havent seen ANY body shop do a flawless re-paint, so do a little research, and weigh the price vs. the acceptability of the work. No matter who you choose...I guarantee youll mark up the paint in a short time.:)
     
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Maaco does a good job esp. for something that doesn't need to be perfect.

    Personally we paint our own truck with Rustoleum White, so it no biggie. We've had a truck done there, but it was the presidential pakage with a clear coat. they did a great job, the paint lasted longer than "our" body work. The truck was done about 7 years ago, I traded it on my 2005 lasyt year and the paint looked great, the body work was starting to bubble though.
     
  6. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    my father's company has been using macco for the last 20 years get their work trucks painted yellow and they have done a good job but be careful with that $200 one b.c once he got that and it started peeling around the window corners but it took a few years. But the paint coating was great. I would sand the little corners around the truck before taking it to them just in case they miss it b.c you know they are going to get the big areas for sure.
     
  7. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    Im going to go with the presidential or signature package! yippe!
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Maaco did one of our fleet trucks. It wasn't the cheap package either.

    It looked good for 2 years, and now its peeling off everywhere.

    Buyer beware.
     
  9. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Maaco is the Tru-Green of body shops. Plain and simple.
     
  10. lowdakboy98

    lowdakboy98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    bigjeepin, let me know when you get a price because I want to get my dump truck cab painted too. Thanks
     

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