Okay my Jeep has a nice chalky white shine to it. Bought it a few months ago and planning on stripping it down and re painting it during the summer. I have decaled pin-striping on the hood and near the fender flares. Anybody know how to get that off? I'm gong to repaint it a simple white so should I try and do it on my own? or should I just hand it off to a paint shop? Also want to save a few bucks
IF you have auto&body work/ painting skills, the tools, a place you can paint it, the time to have it down.( your profile says you are 15??) Do it your self? some how I do not think at 15 you have had time to build those skills. But a Jeep is a great way to learn ,easier than many other things to paint.
It starts with the prep work, which you can learn to do and then have an auto body shop do the paint. But many shops won't guarantee the paint, with good reason. In the end, you get what you pay for. Body work is a good skill to pickup, but it's dirty, and tough, manual labor.
Being 15, you'll probably have many cars in your life, and although the first one you think you'll keep it forever, you'll probably move on to something else. (I as well once wanted to repaint my first car, but I'm glad that I didn't as it was later sold for parts!) Just think it over and get your dad's advice.
From the picture you posted, the paint doesn't look all that bad. If the paint is just faded, a good clay bar, buff and wax might do wonders. You can do it yourself, however you'll spend a few hundred bucks on materials, or you can take it to a nice detail shop, pay a little more, but have it look awesome.