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Old 01-12-2022, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default 2003 Chevy Express repaint

Peeling paint has to be addressed.

Anyone know of a shop in the Phoenix area?

It was mentioned a week or so ago but a search doesnít bring it up.
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Old 01-13-2022, 02:26 AM   #2
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It's spendy. I've heard Maaco does a decent and thorough job for a decent price. Or... there is Mexico.
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Old 01-13-2022, 03:35 AM   #3
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It's spendy. I've heard Maaco does a decent and thorough job for a decent price. Or... there is Mexico.
Thanks, I signed up for Maaco. $7k is more than I wanted to pay. They have to strip the peeling panels. I have to do something or it turns to rust and Iím not in the mood to start over with another vehicle. Graphics will be gone and I kinda liked them.

I have to remove the awning, vent cover and solar panel. There is some rear bumper and quarter panel repair from a blown tire.
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Old 01-13-2022, 03:53 AM   #4
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I'm in same boat


I'm going to try a shop on Cave Creek rd near me for a quote-





regarding MAACO


funny story, I had a car in for paint and they did an ok, not great job.


a month later I got a red light camera ticket from Mesa showing shop guy with his friends running a red on a friday night


Maaco " nothing to do with us"


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Old 01-13-2022, 04:06 AM   #5
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Maaco " nothing to do with us"
Funny. At least they didnít wreck it.
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Old 01-13-2022, 02:25 PM   #6
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Thanks, I signed up for Maaco. $7k is more than I wanted to pay. They have to strip the peeling panels. I have to do something or it turns to rust and Iím not in the mood to start over with another vehicle. Graphics will be gone and I kinda liked them.

I have to remove the awning, vent cover and solar panel. There is some rear bumper and quarter panel repair from a blown tire.
"They have to strip the peeling panels."

I thought that the entire van had to taken down to metal, Remove the Primer.

Your circumstances are different?, or part of the van for $7K?

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Old 01-13-2022, 03:51 PM   #7
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"They have to strip the peeling panels."

I thought that the entire van had to taken down to metal, Remove the Primer.

Your circumstances are different?, or part of the van for $7K?

Bud

They may or may not do it all to metal, which may or may not be the best results too. The horizontal, on the pointed up surfaces failure doesn't answer the question of what causes the failures, which were pretty common back then, especially with whites. The fact that it is color related would probably make it lean less to the surface prep and more to a topcoat issue with bonding. Sun related maybe which would mean the sides might also fail later, or not. Very possible there might not be any primer as such, just a chemical dip bonding conversion layer on the surface.


If they have to strip the entire van, it might double the price even. I have completely stripped cars and it is not pretty or fun to do. When I just painted my 96 Buick wagon, I did not strip any of it as it was still bonded well, which was a bit surprising as it is a 1996 GM product in white that lived in the sunny weather for many years. If it had needed stripping, I probably would not have done it at all.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:28 PM   #8
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"They have to strip the peeling panels."

I thought that the entire van had to taken down to metal, Remove the Primer.

Your circumstances are different?, or part of the van for $7K?

Bud
My thoughts, too. I argued a bit but they wouldnít strip a non peeling panel. So be it. Bend over and back on in. If I have to do it over, later, so be it.
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My thoughts, too. I argued a bit but they wouldnít strip a non peeling panel. So be it. Bend over and back on in. If I have to do it over, later, so be it.
Thanks for the response, and I'm wishing you the best.

Maybe 7 years ago, I met with Mohammad Ali and obtained a quote for my Express Van. I should have gone with it, but did not - Darn It.

It was for one side (not top) and hood. Since then all would still be ok, but now there seems to be some writing on the wall. The other wall of the van, but no need for a rattle can - yet.

I have an 04 model year, and it has been a Good van (125K miles) - pleased except for....
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I found the major problem was a paint booth that could handle a high top van. Out of three Maaco outlets around here only one could. Most other car painters could not and I didn’t want to go anywhere near something that had RV in the name.

Mexico is a viable option around here, I just didn’t want the hassle though there are good reports.

The bid specified 19 days to do the job.

Maaco did a very good job on the hood 6 years ago. Anybody around here old enough to remember Earl Scheib paint jobs for $29.95, heh, heh.
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:27 PM   #11
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I found the major problem was a paint booth that could handle a high top van. Out of three Maaco outlets around here only one could. Most other car painters could not and I didnít want to go anywhere near something that had RV in the name.

Mexico is a viable option around here, I just didnít want the hassle though there are good reports.

The bid specified 19 days to do the job.

Maaco did a very good job on the hood 6 years ago. Anybody around here old enough to remember Earl Scheib paint jobs for $29.95, heh, heh.
I'm guessing there are plenty of us. Kind of nostalgia like for me, thanks.
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I have similar paint issues;

On the Rear Door

Above the Rear Driver's Side crease where the roof meets the top of the rig's metal

On the Front Driver's side panel but I work in & around LA, especially the high income areas & its best to leave one's vehicle looking unattractive from the outside.

The peeling makes Theft look less desirable
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