There is a moral to this story. by Ray M - 05/11/2014 There are a lot of great reviews for McCabes which are all true. Please read my story since I believe it contains a moral. I tried painting my 14 year old car, 160,000 miles, with spray cans and you can guess how that came out. I brought the car to Mr McCabe and he told me to paint the car would cost more than it was worth. He actually spent some time with me advising me to just drive it into the ground and don't even waste my money on a Maco job. Here a guy turning away business and putting my interests ahead of profit.Through a local paint jobber a new small shop was recommended that would paint the car cheaply. I dropped the car off at that shop and $1600 and 8 weeks later I had to call the police to get my car back. The car had been taken apart and sanded down to the bare metal and left that way. The job was supposed to take 1 week. I understand I am the third person to have to call the police to get his car back. I had to car towed to a so called custom shop because of another recommendation. 2 weeks later when I picked the car up and got it home there was a bug stuck in the rear fender and a big run of clear coat on the front bumper. The paint had some spots of dust like they moved the car out of the paint booth too soon. The inside of the car was full of paint dust from the sanding of the first guy. The rocker panels were not painted underneath. You could see the line where they just taped it off at eye level. There were some plastic fasteners missing which I was able to replace at autozone. The drivers side window would not go down because when they put the door back together the baffle was put in wrong. I took the door apart and fixed this myself. By the third week the paint started to lift off the rear bumper. I called the shop up and they said they had sanded my bumper down to the plastic and there was some contamination that reacted with the paint. I would need a used bumper from a junk yard to be painted for another $450.00 in addition to $1800 had already paid them. They did wet sand the bug out of the clear coat. The run in the bumper had to wait a month to dry to be fixed.Remembering my positive impression of MR McCabe I went back to see him. He said let me try to see what I can do for you. He took the rear bumper cover off and said he would try to repair it but he had to see what was under the paint causing the problem. He called me 2 days later and told me there were 5 layers of paint on the bumper. The labor involved in sanding down the whole bumper and applying a sealer would be more than a cost of a new bumper. He was able to get me a new OEM bumper and paint it for the same price as the junk yard bumper at the other shop.He was worried about the clear coat run because there was a possibility going down to the paint and it not being perfect. Well they fixed that for free and MR McCabe said it wasn't perfect. I looked at the repair and it looked great.All in total I spent $3850 not counting the towing and cab fares to the supermarket for 13 weeks since I only have one car. This was a lot more than the original amount MR McCabe mentioned the first time I saw him for a quote to paint my car. I would have had a showroom car judging by the bumper job his shop did. When I picked the bumper up I said he should not have done such a nice job so it would match the rest of the car. But not doing a good job is not in this mans nature.I am 70 years old and I can tell you there are not very many Don McCabes around. He cares about the work that has his name on it. There is a very dark side to the auto repair business and that is the moral to this story. Do not even think twice if some one is quoting a cheaper price. You will pay a much higher price in many ways that have nothing to do with money. Look at the other body shops on the internet. There is a reason why they have negative reviews or no reviews at all. Ray Martoccia, Beverly Hills, FL
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