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Unread 01-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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How many quarts do I need?

I am going to paint my ZJ this summer. It's basically going to be a full body touch up; I will not be changing colors or anything, so I won't have to paint the inside of the doors, underhood area, etc. I won't have to paint the bumpers either. How many quarts of primer, base coat, and clearcoat will I need? I would rather have too much than too little... but I'm still on a budget

Also, would it be cheaper to buy the base coat online (quote was $80/qt.) or at the dealership? (I think I already know the answer to that one... )

Thanks a bundle!

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Unread 01-21-2011, 04:44 AM   #2
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Well if your on a budget forget basecoat/clear.Go to a one step paint.You spray it once and be done with it.It's not quite as durable as base/ clear but it's a jeep not a show car.A gallon should do you good and still have some left over.Paint is more expensive by the qt.I just usually get a gallon.Check these guys out.You can't get your own color mixed but the savings you get gives you options. http://www.paintforcars.com/
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Unread 01-21-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Well if your on a budget forget basecoat/clear.Go to a one step paint.You spray it once and be done with it.It's not quite as durable as base/ clear but it's a jeep not a show car.A gallon should do you good and still have some left over.Paint is more expensive by the qt.I just usually get a gallon.Check these guys out.You can't get your own color mixed but the savings you get gives you options. http://www.paintforcars.com/
Well, I just priced everything... I will use OEM basecoat and clearcoat, and it should be around $345. Of course, I have to buy all the necessary materials and all, but it should be all good. Thanks for the help though!
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Unread 01-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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paint, $300-400, high quality spray guns $800-1000(you need 3, one for primer, one for base and one for clear)...Total cost for a professional paint job $1200-1600..... Getting a high quality paint job is next to impossible to accomplish at your own home
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