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Old 07-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Smile How Much to Re-Paint my Jeep?

How much has it costed you guys for a complete body re-paint? To completely change the color?

Am interested in doing this, but am not sure how much to save up!!


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Old 07-08-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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How much has it costed you guys for a complete body re-paint? To completely change the color?

Am interested in doing this, but am not sure how much to save up!!

Well depends, if u have someone do it all, expect a good 3000. If u do a lot of the work yourself, much less.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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Well the cheaper the better, i'm open to both options.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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Well the cheaper the better, i'm open to both options.
I recommend doing all the body work/ prep work yourself. Its the most time consuming. Once ready take it to a shop you are confident with and have them tape and shot it. Should save a bundle, unless u feel ambitious and shoot it youself. Ots not too hard, just practice a bit and read about the tricks.
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Allright! thank you! will try and post pics when its done!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #6
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for a complete color change painting the interior and the engine compartment will really run the price up. bed liner on the interior will save you some money. you can rattle can the engine compartment and save some more. like the other poster said do as much prep work as you can yourself. also, consider a single stage paint, cheaper and easier to touch up.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:15 AM   #7
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You can also plasti dip your car if you want a good, cheap, do it yourself solution. There are tons of videos on YouTube.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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I would suggest the $50 Rustoleum paint job, lots of work, but it is amazing. However for some reason the mods here delete posts regarding it without any explanation as to why. Maybe one had a bad experience.

Google it, you will be surprised.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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Try Maaco. Honestly if you're on a budget, Maaco doesn't do a terrible job. I wouldn't take my classic Musclecar to Maaco but my Jeep. Hell yeah!

Years ago my buddy bought an S-10 Blazer at a state vehicle auction. It was in decent shape but needed a re-paint. He took it to Maaco and for very little money they did a decent job. Again, not show car quality but again....it's a Jeep.

My 94 wrangler has the original red paint. The previous owner fixed a few minor rust spots and shot some red paint over his repairs. The red doesn't quite match. So at the end of the summer I am going to spend a weekend sanding my Jeep down, fixing any minor spots that need attention and taking it to Maaco for a re-shoot.

Sometimes they offer sales or deals where they'll shoot your car for $249.99 and it's really not a bad job.

If you don't have a compressor or a paint gun, or have never painted or mixed your own paint before it might be a better alternative.
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The problem with Maaco is they'll get paint everywhere. You can't count on them to do any masking. If you work it out so you can prep everything before they shoot it, you might get lucky. That said, I'd talk to some body shops in the area, tell them you are thinking of Maaco, want to do the prep work, and will they do the spraying. The prep is the hard part anyway.
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click this link ...Rickwrench, Alfa GTV, Falcon Squire, Corvair

I'm in the middle of a color change from black to orange using rustoleum..turning out pretty good
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I'm in the middle of a color change from black to orange using rustoleum..turning out pretty good
Nice color choice!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Just got done painting mine from blue to orange. Primer paint and clear cost me about 250. Did all the work myself and painted myself so saved a lot of money there. But if you want a professional job.... anywhere from 1500-3000 id say.

Here is mine after the base coats. Came out great but Looks even better now that i sprayed the clear.


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Nice color choice!
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I've seen two macco jobs for under $800 that were decent. We pulled all the trim and preped the body ourselves. They did a once over with the 1000+ grit sandpaper, masking and painting.

If your looking for the entire body inside and out so it looks like it came a different color, your starting to look at a body off paint job and that will be a lot of time / money.
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It also depends on what color you want it painted. Like, rich golds are more expensive. Ask the painter about pigment costs.
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You can also plasti dip your car if you want a good, cheap, do it yourself solution. There are tons of videos on YouTube.
Definitely check out this option, would be real cheap and if it doesn't come out how you like, peel it off!
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I'm in the middle of a color change from black to orange using rustoleum..turning out pretty good
This looks really nice. You just did it in your garage? I don't have a paint booth or anything, and no room to make a makeshift one, but I'd much rather be able to do mine myself as well.
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Instead of Rustoleum I like the tractor enamel from Tractor Supply. They also have a hardener that goes with it. Or look in to paints from TCP Global - Quality & Service Since 1974 they have paint kits in >100 factory colors. They have multiple different paint kits from single stage enamels to 2 stage urethanes. They are a complete paint and body supply with really good prices.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:02 AM   #20
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10 years now on a Macco paint job,old jeep (90) still gets compliments! did preps myself and did not change color
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Not to hijack the thread, but:

How much paint (gallons) would it take to do the outside of a YJ?

Thinking of single stage urethane, three coats, color change over white.

Inside will be bedliner.

Thanks
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I always try to save money and do the work myself. Helps that my father is a mechanic with great paint skill thought!!

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