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Unread 04-29-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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How much to paint a Jeep?

I got an estimate today, and I'm wondering what others have paid. This is an 88 YJ. It's white, there is no rust, no dents (a few dings). Hardtop to come off for the paint job, as well as full doors. Windshield frame needs a little work, but not much. Repaint white, including inside hood (but not engine compartment), and door jambs.

Anyone care to share their thoughts/experiences?

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Unread 04-29-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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How much was the estimate and where from? (just wondering for future referecences)
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Unread 04-29-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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Unread 04-29-2004, 09:12 PM   #4
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i have painted one of my jeeps a 48 CJ. that was complet every thing, I did it all my self, and it cost me around $500 for every thing(exept the spray gun and compressot). It wasn't all that bad and the paint job looks good, I mean there are a few runs in it on the clear coat, but you really cant even notice them unless your looking for them. i would say if you can do it your self.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 06:57 AM   #5
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$950 at Maaco with a little body work, brand new hood, rust fixed around the windshield. It was there second to best paintjob, urethane something. Make sure it is one that you can buff. Some are handwax only and if you get a deep scratch or blemish you won't be able to buff it out.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 07:25 AM   #6
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How much was the estimate and where from? (just wondering for future referecences)

I was quoted a price of $3981. I politely thanked the guy for his time in looking at it. There's a Maaco nearby, I think I'll go there. Thanks, guys.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 07:42 AM   #7
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I was quoted a price of $3981. I politely thanked the guy for his time in looking at it. There's a Maaco nearby, I think I'll go there. Thanks, guys.
If you plan on wheeling your Jeep that is nuts. My first time out I had a nice scratch. Shrugged it off and kept going.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 08:18 AM   #8
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I was quoted a price of $3981. I politely thanked the guy for his time in looking at it. There's a Maaco nearby, I think I'll go there. Thanks, guys.
thats crazy, that is more than blue book value on an 88 YJ.

I did mine for 40.00 in spray paint
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Unread 04-30-2004, 08:35 AM   #9
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Im getting ready to have mine repainted. The guys is only charging $150 for labor (spaying it) and im buying the basecoat/clearcoat. Take a look at Matrix Auto Paints. They make nice stuff and are way cheaper then PPG or DuPont. www.matrixsystem.com


edit: forgot to mention that im getting a combo kit from http://www.autobodysupply.net/Matrix/Matrix.htm

with 1gallon of basecoat, 1 gallon of clear, and 1 quart of hardener for $229 and thats red metallic paint.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 08:44 AM   #10
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You get what you pay when it comes to paint. You want something that is going to shine and hold up well to scratches. Easy to paint for the first time do it yourselfer, I used Sickens on my 510 and it came out smooth, was durable. Could be buffed, and for a non base clear, it shined like nothing else. My buddy on the other hand went with a cheap brand and that stuff ran like crazy, looked dull, as far as durability we repainted it less then a year later with something else.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 02:24 PM   #11
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Maaco is crap, like seriously. I don't care what I'm driving, Maaco will NEVER paint it again. I have a 66' Mustang they painted for me three years ago for $960 and it is the worst job ever. It won't wax right, meaning that it scratches really easily and it also dulled really quick. It got backed into alomost a year after I got it painted and the paint just FELL OFF on the fender where it got hit. I don't mean chipped, it FELL OFF. The whole area showed brown primer instead of paint. I put a sticker on the side of it and pulled it off a few minutes later cuz it looked funny and the paint came off again! Primer brown in the shape of the sticker! When you apply for a job a a dealer body shop, the first thing they ask you is if you ever worked for Maaco and if so, they WILL NOT hire you. Proven fact from a friend of mine, the head painter of Nalley Collision (only dealership in the southeast allowed to work on Jaguars without getting sued by the Ford Motor Co.) that should tell you something. I'd say that you would save yourself a headache if you can save up some more money and get a better paint job. I've still got flakes popping off my Mustang. I'm repainting it this summer cuz it already looks disgusting. Later <><
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Unread 04-30-2004, 04:37 PM   #12
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Spray Bombs

Spray Bombs are definitely the way to go. I just finished mine. My paint job, 3 coats of Krylon Chalkboard Green and 4 coats of Wal-Mart brand spray on bed liner, cost 80 bucks, including the cost of sand paper, POR-15, and lacquer thinner . Once you get the masking done (PITA level: Moderate), the rest is pretty stinking fun. Anyway, it turned out great, it's tough as nails, and I'm terribly happy with it. PM me if you decide to go this route and need any pointers. Best of luck.
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Unread 04-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #13
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Maaco is crap, like seriously. I don't care what I'm driving, Maaco will NEVER paint it again.......
I wouldn't have a classic or exotic painted there , but to say Maaco is crap ?? The cost of paint alone is more than you will pay to have Maaco spray your Jeep . Mine was $700 in Urathane single stage and it looks hella nice ! I even had 2 dents removed and rust around the windshield taken care of . I wouldn't say go for the cheapest paint they have or you probably WILL end up with chipping paint , but with 4 years warranty ... Im not too worried about it ! If the paint shines for 4 years and I have to take it back then I will say it has done it's job .

Just keep 1 thing in mind ..... IT'S A JEEP ! It isn't a Porsche or a BMW . It's gonna get scrathed eventually ! That's the law of the west . Best bet for a Jeep .... either paint it yourself OR do the Maaco or Schieb thing .

Here's my Maaco job ( and yes , they did overspray onto the shocks and the radiator and a bit on the frame .... BUT IT WAS ONLY $700 !! )

and then with the flames .....
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Unread 04-30-2004, 08:12 PM   #14
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Thanks for the responses, folks. Good information, and some nice pics. As it turns out, I struck a deal with another local shop, and got a MUCH better (not finalized, due to some outstanding questions). I'll post some pics later, when it's all done.
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Unread 05-01-2004, 11:14 AM   #15
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thats crazy, that is more than blue book value on an 88 YJ.

I did mine for 40.00 in spray paint

Same here. I repainted from "school bus yellow" to white with spray cans. best decision I ever made. Something like $50 initially and then if I get a serious scratch or something its 2 minutes to wash, scuff up a bit, and paint again. I go through a lot of brush and branches so they hit and drag across the front fenderwells. I must say it has held up extremely well. If you do go this way use a universal color so you don't have to worrya bout getting 20 extra cans for touch up. also pick up one of the can-gun things, saves you hands.
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