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Unread 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Matte Black/Flat Black Paintjobs?

Just Curious

Preferrably TJs?

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Unread 12-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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flat black looks good on anything i think lol.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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My question is. Any experience with a "real" flat back paint job from a professional paintshop? I am not asking about peoples home made stuff, I am considering getting my TJ painted flat black, so how does it look when there is dirt on, water or ect.. Anybody used a pro painter? And is it cheaper, I guess it is?

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Unread 10-14-2011, 09:44 AM   #4
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My buddy's dad is a professional painter and on my 350z we were going to do a flat black roof but after looking into it is near impossible to turn out good....Aka when the additive is put in the paint n sprayed the job must be PERFECT or else when they go to fix a run or fish eye (oil or dirt spot) they will sand it and remove the "flat" finish and you will have a glossy spot also once you get a scratch your SOL bc there is no way to buff it out bc that would polish the paint and again leave a spot....so would actually be more expensive to do more up keep and just a pain in the @$$ I would try the route of flat black vinyl wrapping each panel it should be cheaper and if you get a scratch you just rip it off and cover it again and good as new!!! Enjoy let me know how it goes
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Unread 10-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #5
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Flat/matte paint usually holds dirt/oils... Hence why most people wrap/rattle can.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #6
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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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i love the way that looks. ive always wanted to see what it looked like on an XJ. is it a wrap or matte paint? if paint, pro or rattle can?
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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #9
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My question is. Any experience with a "real" flat back paint job from a professional paintshop? I am not asking about peoples home made stuff, I am considering getting my TJ painted flat black, so how does it look when there is dirt on, water or ect.. Anybody used a pro painter? And is it cheaper, I guess it is?

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I did a ton of research before getting the XJ sprayed by Maaco. Wrap prices were all over the place, but averaged around $1500 if I remember correctly. I think Maaco sprayed the XJ for $800 (I think, I have a horrible memory) which included pulling a decent sized dent out of a door, patching some cracks in the grill, etc.

The thing about this paint is that who ever makes it (call Maaco in Matthews, NC for more info) just came out with it. It's a revision to an old matte black kit and they made some changes. It doesn't hold grease (sap, dust, handprints) as easily anymore, which was a major issue with early matte black paints (this is me just relaying information I heard from a couple different paint guys).

Now with tube fenders:

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Unread 10-29-2011, 10:41 AM   #10
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looks awesome. how do you like the ORF quarter panel guards? im thinking of getting those
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Unread 10-29-2011, 03:16 PM   #11
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looks awesome. how do you like the ORF quarter panel guards? im thinking of getting those
They are sharp. Basically exactly like JCR's but with the tube. If you can weld, I can't, you could buy JCR's and add the tube yourself to save some cash.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #12
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Just did mine over the weekend. Very budget minded. I own a contracting co. so I used on of our airless pumps and a gallon of PPG Industrial Fast Dry Alkyd Satin. Mixed about 5% penetrol, 10% mineral spirits, 85% paint. Fine finish tip 310. Not the best system for auto painting by any means. But it turned out well.




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Unread 11-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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here's mine. got it done at a local shop...about $2,000
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Unread 11-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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Unread 11-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #15
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Mbarros LJ just gave me a chubby....
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