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Unread 07-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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I was not by any means recommending Maaco as a quality paint job, just giving insight from other posts ive seen on here.

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Unread 07-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Paint and body are something you can probably do yourself. depending upon how dented, rusted, and how many previous coats of paint your jeep has on it, you may be able to sand it down yourself and spray paint it.

My daughter doesn't wheel her jeep hard. Hers went from this:



to this:



and now this:



I did all the "body work" and 1Day did the paint and color sand. Cost me $650 at 1Day and they shot the door jambs, under the hood edges, tailgate jambs. But remember, I stripped the jeep down, prepped it, and they did the rest.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #18
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I was not by any means recommending Maaco as a quality paint job, just giving insight from other posts ive seen on here.
Just about any professional paint center can - CAN - get great results. The issues with "cheap paint jobs" are that they skip important preparation steps and important finishing steps.

If the vehicle surface is not prepared correctly, a 1 million dollar paint job will bubble and peel off. I have some experience with paint and body. Although my body work was nowhere near perfect, it was good enough for our Jeep. What I stressed and keyed in on was prepping the surface for new paint. No waxes, oils, fingerprints, etc. No heavy bondo sections that crack under the heat of the pain oven. That's the stuff that matters. A good solid base coat of primer/sealer.

If you skimp on the prep, the paint will be crappy. You can either do it yourself, spending hours on bodywork, sanding, hammering, and then filling, sanding, skimming, De-greasing, priming, wet sanding, re-priming, degrease, sealing, painting. OR you pay for the work to be done.

I didn't get a warranty with my paint job because THEY didn't do the prep work - I did. Been about 2 years of So Cal sun and Idaho winters and no issues at all (other than rock chips and a huge dent I put on her rocker panel on the trail).
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Unread 07-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #19
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You should be able to get everything for under $100.
You are correct. You can get sub-par materials for under $100....Wal-Mart sells plenty of cans of Rustoleum for ~$4/can.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #20
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You are correct. You can get sub-par materials for under $100....Wal-Mart sells plenty of cans of Rustoleum for ~$4/can.
This is what I've done. Rattle can satin black. Have several cans of a close match to desert tan for a hardtop getting cleaned up. Keep a few extra cans on the shelf, and one in the trail tool and parts box. Always easy to touch up scratches and such and don't need to worry about screwing up a nice paint job on the trails.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:12 PM   #21
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Jeep63, did you not like the islander decals? :P I have them but I dont think I would get rid of them when the time comes
Funny thing... The jeep is not an islander. Those were dealer applied and they were very close to the islander. Many people thought it was an islander.

The problem with them was I had a beefy rocker panel guard bolted there and there were a good number of holes that need to be filled in. I was easier to just remove them altogether since they got pretty messed when welding the holes shut.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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Paint

As in any thing, it will be on how much you want to spend; Had my tub sand blasted, then repaired, then primed then painted(also chose red $$$$ color) as orignial; Through friends body shop-ptheir protion of work ran about
$ 4500.00;
Yes Earl is still out there-not at 99 but I think 250.00; Remember he paints it whether it needed it or not (tires/chrome anything-saved on tape and masking )
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #23
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I was not by any means recommending Maaco as a quality paint job, just giving insight from other posts ive seen on here.
Oh no I know. I was just letting others know that their awful.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
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Paint and body are something you can probably do yourself. depending upon how dented, rusted, and how many previous coats of paint your jeep has on it, you may be able to sand it down yourself and spray paint it.

My daughter doesn't wheel her jeep hard. Hers went from this:

to this:

and now this:

I did all the "body work" and 1Day did the paint and color sand. Cost me $650 at 1Day and they shot the door jambs, under the hood edges, tailgate jambs. But remember, I stripped the jeep down, prepped it, and they did the rest.
I would never. Spray paint a car. Looks awesome though. I have painted before it just makes a huge mess in the garage plus I'm loving in a townhouse now. My neighbors would have a heart attack. I think ill do the body work myself since I have a welder and sand all the old paint off.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #25
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You are correct. You can get sub-par materials for under $100....Wal-Mart sells plenty of cans of Rustoleum for ~$4/can.
No I have gotten Hugh quality paint, primer and clear coat for around $100. Automotivetouchup.com
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #26
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Here is the s2000 I painted a few years ago.

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I am trying to find picture after it was wet sanded but cannot find them.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #27
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I do the satin black spray paint also. Looks badass!!!!!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #28
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I do the satin black spray paint also. Looks badass!!!!!
That is what mine is right now. I don't like not being able to wax it.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #29
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I do the satin black spray paint also. Looks badass!!!!!
That is what mine is right now. I don't like not being able to wax it.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:25 PM   #30
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I don't know why, but I am awful with rattlecans. This is the CJ7 I painted with Rustoleum and a roller brush. It was yellow before I started. It had it's imperfections, but this pic is from about a year after I painted it.
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