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post #1 of 23 Old 01-07-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Paint shops in the Seattle area?

Anyone here have experience with local paint shops? We have a customer wanting to have their Jeep painted as a present for their daughter. Any recommendations?


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post #2 of 23 Old 01-12-2013, 10:56 AM
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I'm still looking for the same thing. There was this shop down the road from me but I don't think they're there anymore. They quoted me 5K for a basic paint job...depending on the paint I wanted to use (60th ann. edition - changing the color)

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I'm still looking for the same thing. There was this shop down the road from me but I don't think they're there anymore. They quoted me 5K for a basic paint job...depending on the paint I wanted to use (60th ann. edition - changing the color)
I figure anywhere but Maaco, but I still want to make sure they get taken care of. I figured someone would have had their Jeep painted around here..


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I always use Town and Country Jeep's body shop.

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post #5 of 23 Old 01-14-2013, 10:24 PM
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Here's the ones I've found. But I'm still not sure. I think getting vehicles custom painted these days is few and far between unless you're rebuilding a classic car. Most my fellow Jeepers all say go to Maaco, but I would never go there.

http://www.profinishinc.com/
(this is the one that quoted me 5K over the phone)

http://autopaintspecialty.com/home.html
(these guys seem high level)


Most places it seems are auto painting specifically for insurance reasons (such as an accident or vehicle damage). idk...it just seems like there really isn't any true "auto painting" places around. The places I listed above are the only ones I've found and I've been searching for quite some time now.

But let me know if you find something different.

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I always use Town and Country Jeep's body shop.
I think that is mostly for small repair type jobs...not complete body painting.

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post #7 of 23 Old 01-14-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the ones I've found. But I'm still not sure. I think getting vehicles custom painted these days is few and far between unless you're rebuilding a classic car. Most my fellow Jeepers all say go to Maaco, but I would never go there.

http://www.profinishinc.com/
(this is the one that quoted me 5K over the phone)

http://autopaintspecialty.com/home.html
(these guys seem high level)


Most places it seems are auto painting specifically for insurance reasons (such as an accident or vehicle damage). idk...it just seems like there really isn't any true "auto painting" places around. The places I listed above are the only ones I've found and I've been searching for quite some time now.

But let me know if you find something different.
I'm still digging out a few, but you're correct, seems more and more they are about doing accident repair vs full body repainting..

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post #8 of 23 Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM
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One thought I just had is to see if a local college would be interested in doing it. I say this because it would probably be "free" except for the paint and I'm sure they would do a good job since the instructors are there. When I went to college, their body shop instruction course area was absolutely awesome. I saw some of their fished products and they did a really good job!

But I personally wouldn't want to do this....it's an option though.

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post #9 of 23 Old 01-18-2013, 12:35 PM
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There are 2 body shops I use. First is Queen City Auto Rebuild. They are located in Redmond. They work on many high end cars; Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, etc. I've had paint work done there on several occasions. Flawless work.

The second best, comes close and a bit less expensive, Absolute Auto Body. They are located in Lynwood. I've also had paint work done here. Paint comes out great. The only negative experience was one time, my bumper and trim was not perfectly aligned. I pointed out the issue, and it was fixed with no issues.

If you are interested in either if these, pm me and I'll give you the owners names.

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I've had heard people have "ok" luck with Macco but the trick is YOU have to do ALL the prep work yourself. All Macco does is just shoot the vehicle with paint. So, sand the body down your self, wipe it down to get any grease or oil off, remove any trim, lights, reflectors, door handles, fenders, etc. etc. , tape off all that needs to be taped off, then bring it in to them to shoot the paint.

It's still going to be a cheap-ish paint job but it's an option.

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One thought I just had is to see if a local college would be interested in doing it. I say this because it would probably be "free" except for the paint and I'm sure they would do a good job since the instructors are there. When I went to college, their body shop instruction course area was absolutely awesome. I saw some of their fished products and they did a really good job!

But I personally wouldn't want to do this....it's an option though.
There is typically only 2 ways this can go. Really well or horribly wrong. although on a jeep either one is still better than rust!

You get what you pay for; I've seen a mustang that was from a college and the student got a C-
Nuff said.


In other words I haven't the slightest clue where you could get it painted. I only know 1 paint/body man and he is retired, but good luck!
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My jeep is getting painted right now by a guy named max who I met through a friend out here in seattle right now. It was a fair deal and he seems to be diligent with prep. I pick up my jeep monday and can let you know! He is very fair and gave me a great discount for being a student!
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Be sure to give us an update with pics please.

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Be sure to give us an update with pics please.
I agree with Chad, pics and anything you've got would be awesome. Luckily my customers aren't in a big hurry..

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post #15 of 23 Old 01-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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I got a more detailed quote from ProFinish in Kent. They do good work. I saw some vehicles in their shop and they are slick! Depending on what you want done, a single pass paint job will run about $3K, and a clear coat paint job will be about $5K. But that depends on how much prep work you want to do yourself. The owner has been in business their for more than 20 years. They mix all their own paint in house. You can either make a custom color, or pick a color code from another source.

They will work with you to do practically what ever you want. For a heavy single pass coat on the exterior of the vehicle for my TJ with a custom colored paint they quoted me about $3500, assuming I did as much prep work as possible while keeping the vehicle street legal. It would take about a week.

I plan on saving about $5K to have them paint my G.E. Jeep Green (haven't decided on single pass or with a clear coat yet).

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