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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Painting a 1991 Cherokee

So...I would like to paint her, as the colour isnt that great, and its very worn and faded...

Called around today and was told 3 prices...

$11,000
$16,000
$20,000


I near had a heart attack ..... Is having a vehicle painted really that much, or am i just going to the wrong place?!!!?

If this is about the price I am going to pay, I think...as scarey as it is...I am going to paint her myself!

If thats the case...anyone have a supply list, guide they could offer for someone wanting to paint their own jeep?

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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Um... I know you are in Canada but damn! I can get a Maco paint job down here for less than $600 USD, and its not too bad. My last truck had a Maco job and it looked great for the 2.5 years I had it.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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Im really hoping some Canadians, or maybe an Edmontonian will be able to step in...and maybe point to the place i need to go...maybe i am calling "specialist" places..
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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oh look...

Maco ARE in Edmonton...

Calling

http://www.maaco.ca/ShopList.asp?Prov=Alberta
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #6
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Called all 3 places...i couldnt help myself and the average quote i was given from all 3 of them was $2000

happy...happy camper....

Thank you for saying Maco ....!!!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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No the hard part...

Black
Army Green
Desert Sand

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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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black! I love black for some reason.

and if those are USD prices in your 1st post that is nuts! my grandpa didn't spend that getting his 54 packard caribbean painted to a mirror finish fit for concours class judging
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A real factory quality paint job is about that much adjusted for US/Canadian pricing. There's a ton of work involved in fixing any damage, stripping it down to the chassis, blasting the old paint off, priming, painting, and clear coat. Material cost isn't that high, but it's a lot of hours. Go get an estimate from a reputable body shop on paint damage from rocks, road debris, ect where the paint has cracked and just about every time you're looking at $1200+.

You could paint it yourself for under $500 either sprayed or rolled. However prep is a big deal and for the amount of prep and work you'll put into it you'll pay a good body shop around $3k.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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Monstaline it.
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Monstaline it.
Could you please eloberate? I have no idea what this is...and could a newbie complete green guy like me do it, and have it looking OK?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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Could you please eloberate? I have no idea what this is...and could a newbie complete green guy like me do it, and have it looking OK?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...5/index24.html

Where I started doing mine.

It's a bedliner type material. Easy to do.
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Holy hell...

I look through your post briefly...and you made that look easy...and what an awesome job...

However, as I have never even changed oil before...I dont think there is a chance in hell I could pull this off.....

I need to find someone in my area who can help
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Or do the work your self and save a ton of money look up rustoleum paint job you can definately get that showroom car shine
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Holy hell...

I look through your post briefly...and you made that look easy...and what an awesome job...

However, as I have never even changed oil before...I dont think there is a chance in hell I could pull this off.....

I need to find someone in my area who can help
Never know til you try. 90% of it's doing good prep work and it's all basic skills. It's kinda hard to screw up putting on bedliner.

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Or do the work your self and save a ton of money look up rustoleum paint job you can definately get that showroom car shine
Those roll on paint jobs aren't nearly as easy as they're made out to be and they take a ton of time, effort, and patience to get a quality paint job that looks anything like a professional job. If you value your time at all it's a lot easier and cheaper to buy a decent spray gun, compressor and regulator. You'll get a lot of use out of the compressor anyway and even HF makes a $20 spray gun that works pretty damn well given where it comes from.
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