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Unread 07-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Cost of repainting a jeep?

Hi guys, i wanna get my jeep repainted, the paint has chips, scratches and the hood is really faded out...

Has anyone gotten their jeep repainted?(just the exterior), and if so, could you give me an idea of how much you paid for the job?

Im just looking for the exterior, bottom halves of the doors, and the hood to be painted in the same color as before.


I know prices can vary a lot but i just want an idea

thanks

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Unread 07-17-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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I painted mine for under 50 bucks. check out the pics
http://s346.photobucket.com/albums/p406/SOLOLUCKY/

100 bucks if ya consider the bondo, fiberglass and masking tape and misc materials. If ya know somebody with a compresser its not that hard....if i can do it, anybody can thats willing to try. Of course ya need the place to do it.
I used rustoleum and automotive paint hardener and I swear its as hard as any car finish around. I mixed several colors to achieve the OD green color.
Of course to have it done will vary greatly depending on the body work needed if any. I'd say I have about 30 hours into disassembly, masking, painting, & reassembly...this does not include bodywork I did.
So if you don't need any body work you could figure a (cheap) shop rate of $50/per hour plus they would obviously use auto paints which are much more costly than rustoleum so maybe on the low low side $1,000 ..I'd think $1,500 to $2,000 would be more realistic though. But this is all a guess on my part. Calling a body shop would be yer best bet. Heck call Maaco...quickie paint jobs is there specialty.
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Unread 07-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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Hell you can do the "earl shieb" special.. for like around 100$ I was looking into getting my CJ painted but Am NOT willing to fork out 1K for a paint job that will get messed up.
I could stand up to 500 PERSONALY but any more, and you might be better off trying to do it your self.
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Unread 07-17-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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I searched all around and couldn't find a quality paint job cheaper than $2200 for just the exterior. Ofcourse I didn't bother with Maaco or Scheib because of their shotgun paint jobs reps.

The shop I chose is painting mine right now for $2500 otd. They said it will take them 2-3 weeks, but they take everything off and do it right. I'm actually glad they said 2-3 weeks. I'd be afraid of a shop that told me 1 week. There's so much involved.
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Unread 07-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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Mmm, i dont think i wanna dive into painting it myself just yet..

So if i went with a maaco shop, would they just take off panels they need to paint, or would i have to take the jeep apart myself before they got it?

Also, what is the usual turn around time for a paint job at these places?
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Unread 07-18-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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You might want to reconsider paying $1000 or whatever for a paint job for a 12 year old JEEP!

A lot of people do roll on paint jobs, because it's easy and gives good results
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Unread 07-21-2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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I'm having my neighbor who works at a body shop sand blast the body and frame and cut out and weld in new sheet metal on the fender and rocker panel and of course repaint everything for $1500. If you are friends with someone who does body work ask them before you take it to a shop
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Unread 07-23-2008, 07:23 PM   #8
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I'm fixing to start putting mine back together this weekend. I took mine apart myself and did prep work, had a nieghbor shoot it in his garage. I have a little over $400 including paint and giving him some pocket cash. It's not paint booth pretty, but it looks great at a few feet away.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
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A quality paint job takes a LOT of time. Even if you get all the materials for free there is still tons of labor involved. I figured I had around 40 hours of prep work in my S10 when I painted it, and it was a pretty straight truck, just the usual 8 years of door dings. Now, someone that knew what they were doing could probably have gotten the same results in half the time.

If you are willing to learn body work and do the majority of the manual labor prepping you could save big bucks. You'll need to talk to the shop first, some might not touch a vehicle that's been pre-prepped though (since they can't control the quality of the work, or if the primers used are compatible with their paints, etc).

Also, most places will not take body panels off to paint them. It's usually not necessary unless replacing parts, doing a total color change, or building a show vehicle.

In my experience I've been quoted $1800-$3500 from several different shops over the years for a factory color repaint on vehicles in decent shape (no rust or accidents).
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Unread 07-26-2008, 07:00 PM   #10
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I searched all around and couldn't find a quality paint job cheaper than $2200 for just the exterior. Ofcourse I didn't bother with Maaco or Scheib because of their shotgun paint jobs reps.

The shop I chose is painting mine right now for $2500 otd. They said it will take them 2-3 weeks, but they take everything off and do it right. I'm actually glad they said 2-3 weeks. I'd be afraid of a shop that told me 1 week. There's so much involved.
man I hope you dont wheel it! I would be so paraiod, theres something to be said about a 50 dollar paint job, I'm sure it will look great, not trying to put you down
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Unread 07-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #11
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I'm fixing to start putting mine back together this weekend.
Fixing to start?
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Unread 07-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #12
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man I hope you dont wheel it! I would be so paraiod, theres something to be said about a 50 dollar paint job, I'm sure it will look great, not trying to put you down
Plan right now isn't to wheel it, and when I do, I won't be doing anything that would thrash it, because it is a nice CJ and there's a few less of them on the road each year. If I get something to thrash off road, it'll be a YJ, or a TJ. They're all over the place.
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I want to have mine painted but I want a matte black or gray. Do you think that'd still cost a lot?
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I'm fixing to start putting mine back together this weekend. I took mine apart myself and did prep work, had a nieghbor shoot it in his garage. I have a little over $400 including paint and giving him some pocket cash. It's not paint booth pretty, but it looks great at a few feet away.
Sorry, the bolded part made me LOL
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A quality paint job takes a LOT of time. Even if you get all the materials for free there is still tons of labor involved. I figured I had around 40 hours of prep work in my S10 when I painted it, and it was a pretty straight truck, just the usual 8 years of door dings. Now, someone that knew what they were doing could probably have gotten the same results in half the time.

If you are willing to learn body work and do the majority of the manual labor prepping you could save big bucks. You'll need to talk to the shop first, some might not touch a vehicle that's been pre-prepped though (since they can't control the quality of the work, or if the primers used are compatible with their paints, etc).

Also, most places will not take body panels off to paint them. It's usually not necessary unless replacing parts, doing a total color change, or building a show vehicle.

In my experience I've been quoted $1800-$3500 from several different shops over the years for a factory color repaint on vehicles in decent shape (no rust or accidents).
X2.............

When I painted my Jeep it was due to $5500 in hail damage and lucky enough I worked at a body shop.It took about 40 hours of prep and fixing before I even got close to painting it.I did remove everything,doors,hood(was getting a new one anyways),fenders,bumpers,flares,all glass,and all moldings which is the correct way.I also bedlined my roof so no fixing was involved there,saved alot of time.I went kinda fancy with the paint and did a custom blend of the '01 Lamborghini Atlas Orange,a tri-coat paint job.I got the paint at cost and still cost me almost $2000(primer,sealer,base coat,2nd coat,and clear coat),I did spend extra on the clearcoat since I did 8 coats instead of the normal 2.All said and done I spent $3000 out of the $5500,if I did not get everything at cost and did all the labor for free it would have been a $9000 paint job.And by the below pic there wasn't alot of painting done since a good half of the Jeep is bedlined.

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