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Old 06-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Anyone had any experience with Earl Scheib?

I want to get my Miata re-painted pretty soon and my buddy recommended Earl Scheib as a good cheap paint shop. Was wondering if anyone had any experience with them....


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Old 06-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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Oh god. Stay away. And don't ever say that name again.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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I take it it's like Maaco/Fact-o-Bake/etc?

My dad and all his autox buds used to take their cars to those sort of places for the actual paintjob, but they did their own prep beforehand. On the other hand, they didn't really expect the car to last, much less the paint, so maybe not the best advice for a car you plan to keep intact awhile.
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like maaco but worse. a lot worse.
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I knew one local who got a good job from them.

It 100% varies from shop to shop... its just another paint chain who trys to do more volume than quality.

You need to find others having gone to the same shop you are considering... confirm the same painter.... prep your own car 100% and sometimes offer to provide your own paints. Then you can get a decent job.

Otherwise.... its a shot in the dark.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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gotcha... i think i may end up painting my girlfriends integra there because paint on it just cant get any worse... and ill just paint my car at my friends uncles place. gonna cost me a pretty penny but quality will be good (my buddy paints all his cars there)
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roller paint!
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Won't he paint your nose for $49.95?
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Won't he paint your nose for $49.95?
what the **** are you talking about??
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Stay away from them. I had my miata painted for $350 with them in DC. paint began to chip almost immediately. Did not paint the inside parts even though I asked them to do it. Paint seems cheap.
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Does this picture give you a clue?:
And the Founder is the Earl of Scheib
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:47 PM   #12
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Good bodyshops are pricey. I paid a hair under $5k for all my work a couple years ago. (framework too) But my paint job ***** on any other I've ever seen.

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what the **** are you talking about??


"My name's Earl Scheib, and I can paint that nose for $49.95"
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Actually I believe it was "i'll paint any car for ninety nine ninety fiiiiiiiiiiiive"
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