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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #31
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I got a local guy that needed the work. He did a HOK Cobalt blue Candy job, now I think twice before brush busting cause it looks so pretty! Total cost prep and paint with materials $1700.00

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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #32
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Most paint guys will tell you a jeep is a pain in the ***. It not the painting its all the detail work. They use more tape than paint. With that said, I will echo earlier posts. If you put the work in and prep it you can actually paint your jeep fairly cheap. You can get rustoleum black automotive paint and mix it on a 5to1 ratio( 10 bucks) a spray gun at the parts store (50 bucks and you will always have one) get a water/debris separator (20 bucks and again you will always have it) and then just keep the gun moving. Its not hard and then at the end of the day you can say you did it. Now if you want to upgrade the quality of the paint then you can go up to 60-200 a quart all depends on the color you choose.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #33
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I have painted many trailers with rustoleum and they all looked great....for about 24 months. Then they looked worse than before the paint.

Painted my YJ 6 years ago with Acrylic Enamel with hardner. Single stage, no clear coat. Materials were about $600 including paint, some featherfill, spot putty, primer,sand paper, scotch brite, tack rags, about a case of masking tape, thinner and reducer.

I could have spent another month sanding and filling, but it is a Jeep, not a sports car.

I am happy with the result and would expect a paint shop to charge close to $3,000 for something just a touch better than what I have.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #34
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I painted my last Harley with HOK paints and it was nowhere near under $100, let alone enough for a Jeep sized area. You get what you pay for. That being said, my heep is rattle can semi gloss black. That was under $100...Looks cool and leaves me with no reservations about using it for its designated purpose.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #35
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she looks beautiful!
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