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How to handle paint issue?

I either want to take it to Macco (one in my area has good reviews) or prep/buy the paint and spray it myself (I have a little experience). I might sell the car so i just want it to look a little better. I’m going cheap. What would you do?

I’m fairly confident I could do the fender and rear hatch. No idea what to do about the roof.. no idea where to buy paint.

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maaco is cheap and if they have a good review go for it

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maaco is cheap and if they have a good review go for it
What do you think about the roof? Do you thrill it can it be blended? Also it looks like this car has a 2 stage paint. I’d want to do single stage on the fender and hatch at least, just to keep costs down

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If that is the original paint I'd leave it alone if you are selling it, as a buyer I'd rather see failing factory paint or rust than a Maaco blend job but your wishes may vary.
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If not selling it. If you do all the prep work usually Maaco will spray it for you. At least the one in my town will. The one by me actually does a really nice job and you can pay for premium materials and will spray extra clear on so you can cut and buff it. They have done all over paint jobs for me for $600-$800.00 with me doing the prep.

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If you don't know where to buy the materials to do the work, you probably shouldn't be doing the work.

I had a 90 GT with that same problem. The guy that painted for my Father's dealership (exceptionally good, two of his jobs won 2nd place at the Pebble Beach Concurs D'Elegance) said there is one way to fix that right. Strip it to bare metal and start over. Anything else will just cover it for a little bit. It will come back.
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Thanks for weighing in guys. I think I’ll just leave it. I stopped by maaco today and they wanted to repaint the whole car. The guy was honest. He wasn’t confident about matching the color. And wasn’t confident about blending the roof. And from what he showed me on some other cars that they painted, it wasn’t worth it. The cheap paint jobs (500-$1500) were too orange-peely for my taste. I had the bumpers and hood repainted by a high end body shop not long ago.. I’d cringe if I covered those with #### paint and orange peel.

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