How Good is a $1600 MAACO Paint Job!?Jan 02, 2022
this video was brought to you by squarespace more on them at the end of the video we are finally in 4k baby so right now we are on our way to get the eclipse listed to be
painted obviously this thing needs a
paintjob a statistic it is pretty ugly and Due to our current situation we don't have a shop and you just know that our house I don't want I don't want to paint it myself I would but I can't and I really don't want to I've painted two cars in my life the first car was the dark seven it went well but that was a lot of work because the paint was chipped so we had to sand it down to the bottom and then we also painted the rail on the miata which was also a lot of work because well i had a lot of work going to the bathroom so it would be very easy repainting because it doesn't really need much work on the body it's really like a wear and spray but i don't want to do it yet we're about to hit the shop the paint shop If it saves me a lot of money I'm going to do the body work myself s o I'd fix all the dents, sand it down and give it to you like that.
We're about to check out the mako america body shop ladies and gents. It took the mako guys less than 10 minutes to give me a quote. They went out and took a look. on the car i inspected all the body damage all the paint damage then he told me about the color he wanted what he wanted the whole car a collar or two colors and that was it i had my quote i think we are about to see what well it's really a mako paint shop the price they gave me was so cheap i can't say no i'm just going to have them do everything and the time works perfectly where i'm going to be out of town can't do youtube and they're going to paint the car in a week if you're interested the quotes they gave me was thirteen hundred dollars for a single stage paint sixteen hundred dollars for a container of clear two stage paint and that included bodywork to get all the dents fixed , fix all the different paint problems you know about and the Paint the car now sixteen hundred dollars may seem like a lot, but to work and paint the body of a car is incredibly cheap, Most paint jobs would cost twice, three, even four times what that quote was, including wrapping the car.
It cost over a thousand dollars more than painting the car in Mako, the question is how
goodwill it look and how long will it last, so I came back the next day, left the eclipse and flew back to Chicago. wedding i have to catch up with some of my friends and a week later here we are
goodwe're about to get to mako oh that's definitely it oh my gosh that's pretty good here she is guys look at that red isn't it? red here crunchy crunchy butt that's not perfect what do you think for 600 bucks it took them four business days text me let me know what you think i'm that lightning mcqueen my boy nah but for real red japanese cars yeah its better uh i think that looks great my boy hey mr gingium is uh boosted john here dude im thinking the paint uh looks pretty good for a sixteen hundred dollar paint job i really really like that finish uh i think you know it definitely could have been better but for sixteen hundred bucks and like a four business day paint job that will look great in my rear view mirror when you bring it here to race my civic buddy i'll see you then honestly mate all All kidding aside I wish my civic looked this clean so props to you for pulling the trigger on a risky 6 100 paint job so it looks pretty solid overall ok i mean im recording a message oh actually yeah sorry that was a faulty message good for 600 bucks it was definitely a lot rougher when you just bought it but now it looks nice and cool so that's pretty over the top and i'm excited to see what comes next you gotta judge it from a distance first i don't like the sound of it no no it's not bad you know me Just yeah just get out ok look at it from there oh , it's super red, it's very, very weird, I think it looks great from here, right?
I like it ok I think you'll be able to see some things it's not too bad I mean it still looks good from here oh yeah there's like it's almost minced you see yeah it's kind of minced the whole thing With peace and love, I don't think it looks worse than the Miata Rally. no actually i was going to say i think it's as good as religion this is weird yeah isn't that weird? I'm not even sure if I can really get in front of the camera. I would be very interested to know what kind. of the products they use so there's the eclipse it's red it's very red now i had thought about doing a different color i really wanted to get it like a pearlescent light but i didn't want to go through the effort of getting the door jams painted or the engine bay painted and i thought having chopped the matched engine bays and d door panels i thought it was worse than going with the red the elise red looks neat the engine bay matches the door panels looks perfect and i bet in the camera you can't really tell a single blemish but there are definitely some blemishes i'm going to take a little walk around the car i'll try to show you all the blemishes as you guys saw i have some earlier shots i might as well cut some shots from my phone camera because it was easier to see blemishes through the phone but let me show you like i said from a distance like here the car It looks really great it's super super bright it's super super red the paint itself turned out pretty decent you can't tell a lot of orange peel from this distance you can't really tell any blemishes on the body; from this distance when you get up close there are paint and body issues so there you go you can definitely see the hood looks like a nice wavy ocean now i said it to do or to fix a few things there was a dent up here i told them to fix i told them to fix the dents in the doors there was also a dent in a quarter panel that i told them to fix as you can see this dent in the front fender is quite a lot Still there the banging sounds in the doors that you can't really notice.
The knocks on the doors are still there. From this distance, you can see the quarter panel bump, so the bodywork leaves something to be desired. The reflection of the camera looks pretty good, it is not seen. like there's a lot of orange peel there's definitely some orange peel if I were to compare it to my two paint jobs I'd say it's definitely better than both but there's a weird paint issue on this side of the car that's really tough of capturing with the camera you can do it like you see it in the flashlight light the clear coat is almost chipped you can't really feel it but you can see it looks a little textured I think Hunter and I agree that the back of the car.
It definitely turned out better than In the front of the car, the rear looks pretty, pretty, really good. They didn't go to the effort of removing the taillights when they painted the car, which to me is crazy because it literally would have taken five minutes, instead they just taped it up. and you can see, um, the marking of the tape like here. They did a really good job recording it and they painted this part, which I was happy about. They also didn't remove the side skirts which wouldn't have been a big deal but this one is already falling off they must have removed the headlights because this one all of a sudden has a broken tab yeah that definitely wasn't before and they didn't bother in masking or blocking any of the front stuff coming in i could have glued a piece of cardboard in there it would have literally taken a minute and been so much better there is a little speck of rust here and they just painted right over it but honestly those are the most imperfections.
There's some sand stuff and maybe bugs I'm not too sure on the paint up here you can see some of that here you can see it right there they didn't remove the wiper nozzles which would have taken two seconds too they're actually broken , so you can pull them out I think literally the worst part of this whole car is this headlight right here that's super wavy it's got a ton of stuff going on considering this paint job was as cheap as it was 600 bucks they did in four business days i would say i am satisfied i would not say i am happy but i would say i am satisfied it is a little worse than i expected this paint job served the purpose i wanted i wanted the car to be red and bright in the end i wanted to be able to get out of the car after driving it and not wanting to vomit in my mouth by no means show car quality and the big question is will it last now here's something great with this paint job a d warranty e five year warranty does not cover road chips does not cover normal wear and tear but it does cover things like chipping peeling or so they say the other thing about this paint job is if there is enough clear coat it I think 90% of problems can be fixed with a wet sand and polish.
I'm curious if they rushed the paint job and that caused some of the blemishes. When I spoke to them on the phone they gave me a quote for a little over a week and then when I dropped the car off at first they said it would be ready in two business days. I left it on a Wednesday. They said you can pick it up on a Friday. In the end I wasn't able to pick up the car until Tuesday afternoon, which was four business days, but it was still faster than the original time they gave me.
It would make sense for a company like mako to try to pump things out as fast as possible and if they had spent a bit more time on that I wonder if it would have been better but it is what it is once again because of the cost and being able to get away from four day vacation and then picking up a painted car is pretty hard to beat so now the car looks pretty good but what really bothers me is what really looks ugly is all the lights and lighting so i have an led replacement for every bulb in this car i have headlights i have you know side markers turn signals interior reverse lights even license plate lights and in the next video we are going to install all of those lights and compare the difference before and after oh someone else , i have for you i have a way for you to make your own website and it is squarespace squarespace gives its users a powerful and beautiful online platform to create their own website now squarespace tie ne a bunch of really awesome features here are some of them squarespace email campaigns you can grow and engage your audience by creating powerful email content that matches your website to your existing professional ducts they have gorgeous customizable galleries that allow you to display videos and images in unique ways mobile optimization all your content on your website will automatically adjust to look great on a phone, laptop, tv, any device you can set up exclusive content for restricted members allowing you to earn income and connect with your audience in a deeper way now if they're interested they can go to squarespace.com to get their free trial and when they're ready to launch they can go to squarespace.com ahead slash gingium for 10 off your first purchase of a website or domain many thanks to squarespace for pa share this video hope you enjoyed the peace and have a great day
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