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post #1 of 30 Old 02-21-2015, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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How much should a paint job cost

I'm thinking of having my 2000 Sport painted, I'm doing the body work and removing fenders,mirrors etc.. It's white and he will be painting the entire jeep with base coat and clear coat. Anybody have an idea what it may cost?
2/23/15 got a price back from my paint guy,a bit shocked, he wants $3500.00 ,remember I'm doing the major body work,removing bumpers,lights, fender flares ,door handles,door panels etc.. Myself. All he had to do Is the final prep work,scuffing primer sealer,if required,masking etc.. And painting it the same color. I think he is very high seeing I'm doing a lot of work he doesn't have too.


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post #2 of 30 Old 02-21-2015, 02:07 PM
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too many variables I'd say. How good of a paint job do you want? Are you doing all the body work like block sanding etc? Maaco paint jobs can run from 250 on up. Show quality can be several grand or more.
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2 stage average paint which most body shops use will run about $400. Now add labor for primer and block sanding and spraying. I'd say another grand.
My local college painted three Jeeps of mine. $400 worth of paint was this fall for a yj.
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Makes a big difference if you're changing colors too. Have to paint inside door jambs, underside of hood, etc. Most good painters want to do their own prep work to avoid complaints with the job after it's done. To have a "good" job done I'd bet you're looking at $2500 and up. May want to consider replacing rubber seals at this time too. Really a lot depends on just how nice of a job you're after. Many times a cheap paint job looks just like what it is.
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post #5 of 30 Old 02-21-2015, 07:15 PM
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yea, man u can spend $2500 E-A-S-Y

i got the $200 maaco special 20 yrs ago, and did my own prep

still looked good as of a week ago when i sold it, with only a little paint loss around the windshield

fwiw, id be pissssed if i wheeled and ruined my $2500 paintjob

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post #6 of 30 Old 02-22-2015, 11:06 PM
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Im restoring my TJ now and Ill spend 400 on materials .......

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post #7 of 30 Old 02-24-2015, 10:59 AM
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I probably had a little more than 400 into the rustoleum and monstaliner I put on mine. This was including a cheap gravity sprayer, several quarts of paint at $10 each, the monstaliner kit, thinner, and other stuff like tape. I still need to touch up alot of areas like around the hinges and rusty bolts I decided to reuse. I'd skip the base/clear for cost reasons alone.

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post #8 of 30 Old 02-24-2015, 11:02 PM
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post #9 of 30 Old 02-25-2015, 02:11 PM
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I've seen dwsuttun's restoration on the Redneck Garage youtube. I think he's spent enough on supplies for a brand new jeep!

Of course the hobby aspect and social benevolence of his work is priceless. Really helped a lot of people!
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yea, man u can spend $2500 E-A-S-Y

i got the $200 maaco special 20 yrs ago, and did my own prep

still looked good as of a week ago when i sold it, with only a little paint loss around the windshield

fwiw, id be pissssed if i wheeled and ruined my $2500 paintjob
I have gotten two quotes to repaint my CJ (staying with black) and waiting on a 3rd. The self-prep/Maaco option is looking REALLY good to me right now. It is a jeep. I don't want a deep candy apple finish or some sweet custom fade job. Regular black will work just fine.
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post #11 of 30 Old 07-10-2017, 03:07 PM
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$2,500 sounds low...
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post #12 of 30 Old 07-13-2017, 05:22 PM
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Rhino line it and forget it

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post #13 of 30 Old 07-14-2017, 12:45 PM
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Rhino line it and forget it
Yep!


Put in as much effort as you would for a good paint job, and then pay to cover it with something that looks worse than the worst paint job ever.


Pass.

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post #14 of 30 Old 07-14-2017, 04:31 PM
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If I had a trail only vehicle, rhino line or similar would be a perfect option, both inside and out. However, it does get dirty and still needs to be washed to look decent.

Best of both worlds is a nice paint job with a clear bra wrap to protect against rock chips and branch pin striping.

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post #15 of 30 Old 07-24-2017, 12:44 AM
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Monsta Liner makes for some bomb *** trail ready paintjobs for $400-$500 diy.
but if you want a more street look, maybe look into getting a wrap. a lot cheaper than paint.
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