Tennessee Man Mad At MAACO Paint Job Fail
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You get what you pay for...
Paint is a big topic for car enthusiasts who will endlessly argue about the topic. We believe that if you have a beautiful classic car and you want a spotless paint job and body, you are going to have to shell out a lot of money if you don't have the know-how and tools to do it yourself. A prime example of this unfortunate truth comes from a man in Tennessee who is angry at the quality of the paint MAACO applied to his 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood.
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Back in March 2020, the man paid his local MAACO store in Knoxville just $3,500 for body work and a full paint job. Well this is a real deal but as they say you get what you pay for and in this case the guy has a lot of problems. We know some people just love MAACO, and you're certainly free to take your business there, but we stand by our belief that top professionals demand top prices for great work.
Now MAACO granted the guy a five-year guarantee. To quote one of our favorite movies, Tommy Boy, "That's how I see it. A guy guarantees the box because he wants you to be warm and toasty in it." Remember that Hyundais and Kias come with "amazing “ Guarantees are sold.
Shortly after the owner got his Caddy back, the paint started bubbling. Of course, the guy took the store on his warranty, and luckily the store took the car back with no argument. You might think the story ends here, but it's only just beginning.
Only weeks later the color starts to bubble again. The owner notices some other problems with the work being done, but the most worrisome is the blistering as not only does it not look good but it will eventually lead to cracking and flaking that will spread like cancer.
Frustrated, the guy took his Fleetwood back. But the owners of the MAACO store went out of business in March 2021 before the paint was repaired. Then, in July of that year, the shop reopened under new management, who told the guy they weren't going to repaint his car again. The Cadillac's owner said he called MAACO's corporate headquarters and was informed that the warranty would only apply if the paint cracked or peeled. Apparently they think blistering isn't a sign of poor workmanship?
Even when a local news station asks questions, MAACO reportedly doesn't budge on the issue. So we say again, you get what you pay for. This is a hard and unfortunate lesson.
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