post #1 of Old 05-14-2013, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
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?

Gelertazreal is offline  
post #2 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:00 PM
jeepster383
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 776
>8o
jeepster383 is offline  
post #3 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:02 PM
Max78
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tucson,AZ
Posts: 541
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.

92 Cherokee - All nude and in need of some tlc!
Max78 is offline  
post #4 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
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..
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #5 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
oh look...

Maco ARE in Edmonton...

Calling

http://www.maaco.ca/ShopList.asp?Prov=Alberta
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #6 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
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 ....!!!
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #7 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
No the hard part...

Black
Army Green
Desert Sand

......
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #8 of Old 05-14-2013, 05:02 PM
ChEaPsK87
Registered User
1987 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Concord NC
Posts: 602
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
ChEaPsK87 is offline  
post #9 of Old 05-14-2013, 05:05 PM
Motorcharge
Bandeded
 
Motorcharge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 13,547
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.

| Project Motörcharge 2.0 - MJ | June 2015 COTM |

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Swanson
There is no such thing as bad weather. Only inadequate clothing and transportation.
Motorcharge is online now  
post #10 of Old 05-16-2013, 08:55 AM
DNFJ
Wannabe Desert Rat
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,198
Monstaline it.

Project Leviathan
'00 XJ 8.5" on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
DNFJ is offline  
post #11 of Old 05-16-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNFJ View Post
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?
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #12 of Old 05-16-2013, 09:16 AM
DNFJ
Wannabe Desert Rat
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gelertazreal View Post
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.

Project Leviathan
'00 XJ 8.5" on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
DNFJ is offline  
post #13 of Old 05-16-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
Gelertazreal
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 22
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
Gelertazreal is offline  
post #14 of Old 05-16-2013, 11:58 AM
AM92
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Portland
Posts: 140
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
AM92 is offline  
post #15 of Old 05-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Motorcharge
Bandeded
 
Motorcharge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 13,547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gelertazreal View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AM92 View Post
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.

| Project Motörcharge 2.0 - MJ | June 2015 COTM |

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Swanson
There is no such thing as bad weather. Only inadequate clothing and transportation.
Motorcharge is online now  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome