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Why is new car paint so thin?

I know part of it has to do with the EPA. But why can't paint be thicker then a sheet of paper? Has it allways been thin?
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cost saving they coat it just enough to have the color IMO

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cost saving they coat it just enough to have the color IMO
X2 it would have to be cost saving

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X2 it would have to be cost saving
With all the road debris and junk that hits our cars we should be able to get better paint jobs.
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Doesn't a one color maaco paint job cost like $250? Im sure they can put on a nice thick coat..
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Doesn't a one color maaco paint job cost like $250? Im sure they can put on a nice thick coat..
I have heard Maaco and Jiffy Lube are too be avoided like the plague.
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I have heard Maaco and Jiffy Lube are too be avoided like the plague.
yup...i've heard maaco doesn't wash/clean/dust your car at all...they spray over all the dirt, etc that's on your car....bet that looks great....
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yup...i've heard maaco doesn't wash/clean/dust your car at all...they spray over all the dirt, etc that's on your car....bet that looks great....
Oh roger that. I saw a commercial and assumed it was alright. lol
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