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Old 02-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #31
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Have you ever seen Inca gold in person?? Looks great to me

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Old 02-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #32
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Just plastidip it. Few colors to choose from and when you wanna change it just Peel it off.



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Old 02-17-2013, 11:50 PM   #33
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i like the OLD islander paint job thats what id do
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #34
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Dozer, orange crush, or dune. Any of the three would look nice as hell IMO!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #35
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Do you have any other choices instead of Maaco? I have never seen a nice paint job from Maaco. I would search around and check reviews in your area before you choose a place to paint your Jeep. IMHO
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #36
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Do you have any other choices instead of Maaco? I have never seen a nice paint job from Maaco. I would search around and check reviews in your area before you choose a place to paint your Jeep. IMHO
My jeep isn't worth a whole lot to anyone but me. That being the case, for what I have been quoted at other places no one can touch Maaco's price which does come with a warranty and I don't want to drop a ton of money on a paint job when it will be a sunk cost when I eventually sell it (although if I have it my way I will keep the Jeep around as long as I have the space). I am not expecting a perfect paint job to be honest, but something that holds up and looks decent without closer inspection. You have to keep in mind I have been driving around with my Jeep rattlecanned for about 6 months - I have nowhere to go but up from there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #37
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Not sure if anyone has said this, but why paint? You can have it wrapped for almost the same price. It is actually more durable than paint. When you go to sell it, the new owner can either keep it your color, or go back to the original.

Just an idea.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #38
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Not sure if anyone has said this, but why paint? You can have it wrapped for almost the same price. It is actually more durable than paint. When you go to sell it, the new owner can either keep it your color, or go back to the original.

Just an idea.

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I am pretty sure it would be more expensive to wrap it than have it painted. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #39
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Call me old fashioned but the bright JK colors look a little fruity to me. That being said I'd go with commando green.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #40
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #41
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #42
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Jeep went into to be painted this morning. Took some pics of it for the "before" so I can post up "after" pics.

Will let you all know how it goes. Going with a shade between Impact Orange and Dozer.







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Jeep went into to be painted this morning. Took some pics of it for the "before" so I can post up "after" pics.

Will let you all know how it goes. Going with a shade between Impact Orange and Dozer.
That's going to look cool. Can't wait to see the pics.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #44
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Thanks. I am pretty pumped.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #45
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Pick up the Jeep tomorrow and was able to swing by the shop and see it today. Looks great! Can't wait to take it out for a spin and post some pics here.
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Pick up the Jeep tomorrow and was able to swing by the shop and see it today. Looks great! Can't wait to take it out for a spin and post some pics here.
Sub'd.

Can't wait to see what it looks like. I ordered a similar shade for mine and I'm confident enough to do the work myself. I also have the gear. I have a few ideas of my own, but they may change once the basecoat is on....
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I prefer the Rescue Green over the Commando Green....
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #48
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I really like the Lime Green myself.
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C'mon OP, deliver!
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #50
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Well, here's the reward for 8 hours hard work yesterday.....

Come on OP, let's have it
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #51
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Dang that looks good! Don't worry folks I plan to post up soon. I had it in the garage last night to install the genright stealth marker and turn signal lamps and of course I am having issues with the LEDs so I never moved it out of the garage to take pics this morning. Will grab some tonight and post!
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In for pics! If you don't mind, care to post how much it cost? Did you do any prep work?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:51 AM   #53
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Looks great dude! Also curious about the total cost...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #54
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Maaco has several tiers of paint jobs and they also have different specials going on all the time. Check your local Maaco's website for active specials.

I didn't want to do any prep work so no. The only thing I did was remove the hardtop, spare, and turn signal lights. I walked around their shop and saw the prep work they were doing on other vehicles, sanding, etc. Looked like they do a thorough job.

If you do all your prepwork, you could get a flat rate. It looks like Maaco's structure is you have the base cost of the painting (the advertised price), then they tack on $100 for moderate sanding/prep, and $200 for heavy sanding/prep.

A base coat (no integrated clearcoat) can start as low as $299 on special. I went with the integrated clear for purposes of looks and longevity, and it was a bit more with prep and I got it on a special rate.

WRT pics - I will post them up this weekend. I finally finished putting the Gen-Right stealth LED kit on my Jeep working last night and haven't had good lighting to take pics outside.
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So what happens with all the interior surfaces? Will they still be the original OEM color or does Maaco paint those also?
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So what happens with all the interior surfaces? Will they still be the original OEM color or does Maaco paint those also?
That's your choice. You can pay more to have them paint the interior surfaces. I personally didn't want to spend the equivalent of half the value of my aging Jeep to have the interior components painted - the price would have been exponentially higher than what I paid.
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Alright guys here we go. Sorry it took so long. Damn Gen Right stealth LEDs took me longer to figure out than I planned.

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Looks great! Congrats........
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Sweet! I just love that orange.
Something about color that makes everyone wanna wave too....

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