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05-17-2013 07:41 PM
j0n Buddy of min runs Pro Care Collision in Flower Mound Texas. They do awesome work. I would contact them and ask what it would cost to paint your Jeep.

Pro Care Collision | Your Neighborhood Collision Center

Ask for Kenny.
05-17-2013 09:37 AM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by Sebastian F7 View Post

Ya get what ya pay for.
I wouldnt let them near my BBQ grill with paint too many horror storiea.
That's the truth.
05-17-2013 02:53 AM
Sebastian F7
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post
Macco has that beat by $4,701!
Ya get what ya pay for.
I wouldnt let them near my BBQ grill with paint too many horror storiea.
05-16-2013 07:51 PM
skokie
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post

Macco has that beat by $4,701!
AEV Paint job = $15k!
05-16-2013 07:24 PM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by Sebastian F7 View Post

I got a buddy that paints for our local/regional excavation he changes colors on some of their trucks and you would never know.
He also paints out of his garage and he does it right. Everything is stripped and painted no old colors show. His work is awesome.

Also 8k is a bit ridiculous. I got a quote on my ram from a very well known shop here to redo my entire rig and it was 5k. That was with some new trim pieces also.
Macco has that beat by $4,701!
05-16-2013 07:21 PM
Sebastian F7
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post
To me, a painted vehicle equals a wrecked vehicle. I sold cars in the past and can spot a repaint a mile away. Who needs carfax!

I got a buddy that paints for our local/regional excavation he changes colors on some of their trucks and you would never know.
He also paints out of his garage and he does it right. Everything is stripped and painted no old colors show. His work is awesome.

Also 8k is a bit ridiculous. I got a quote on my ram from a very well known shop here to redo my entire rig and it was 5k. That was with some new trim pieces also.
05-16-2013 07:01 PM
JerryJeepster To me, a painted vehicle equals a wrecked vehicle. I sold cars in the past and can spot a repaint a mile away. Who needs carfax!
05-16-2013 06:45 PM
Miser
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Originally Posted by jquinn83 View Post
My brother had to practically give his car away because he repainted the whole thing. Your going to put $8000 into the vehicle and your going to lose $8000 when you go to try to sell it.
X2, don't do it!
05-16-2013 05:33 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats I met with good success at Maaco eventually. They painted by truck after it had rained, and the water ruined the passenger side. They didn't even complain and re-painted the whole thing. I was satisfied. Seems like their service can go sideways based on posts here...

I sold that truck to a bunch of guys going home to Mexico. I bet the paint still looks good with all those layers.
05-16-2013 05:23 PM
SF rubi Plasti dip it matte orange. You can probably get it done for $500 including labor. When you get sick of it, peel it off, and it won't affect resale.
05-16-2013 03:52 PM
YJmaddness I'm liking the wrap idea. You can just keep layering it what ever color you want. Pretty soon it will look like the layers of paint and wall paper in the 100 year old house I grew up in. Then 15-20 years you can give it the good ole rattle can treatment my yj got frequently... *sarcasm
Lol first world problems.
I hope you find something you like.
05-16-2013 03:50 PM
jquinn83 My brother had to practically give his car away because he repainted the whole thing. Your going to put $8000 into the vehicle and your going to lose $8000 when you go to try to sell it.
05-16-2013 03:34 PM
enjerhoo I'm just thinking about how much paint & body equipment I could buy for that amount of cash. I could probably even build a paint booth inside my barn too. Then again, the finish would likely look like it was done by the three stooges.
05-16-2013 01:38 PM
NFRs2000NYC Sounds right for a quality job. The more complicated the car is to strip, the more money the job will cost, consider yourself lucky the jeep is easy to strip. If you had an S class, it would cost double that.
05-16-2013 10:26 AM
Rubi4Life Yeah, you have it about right, get a new one or get creative, not huge on Line-xing the outside but I have seen it done, if you offroad a lot, it might be worth the consideration. good thing with factory black is that any line-x color would work White to reflect the brutal Texas sun and cool your Jeep down, or even your orange, then you can use the factory black as accents and do not need full coverage.

Good Luck.
05-16-2013 10:01 AM
blw2000 Not worth it for just a color change! A restoration, maybe, but not for a personal preference. I was thinking of getting a Mango, but when I saw it in person didn't like it (I wanted a more metallic type of color). You might pay 8K and decide two years later you want Gecko!
05-16-2013 06:07 AM
Old Dogger Danny on CC "Counting cars" in Vegas will cherry out your body and then you get show quality paint for $7,500. It's only money! This would be great for a Mall Crawler...............
If you want quality, then he's your man!!!
05-16-2013 12:44 AM
Ajax333333
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
I agree. I had a '70 Challenger painted white by MAACO (didn't think anyone could mess that up). I had to have it repainted elsewhere.
Back in the day I had MAACO do a $99 paint job on my 79' CJ5. I did all the bondo work but I thought it turned out great.
05-15-2013 11:43 PM
legitposter Its true that a unique color, like that beautiful dark gold they put on some Compass' in the past year, would look very nice. Or a burnt orange... Or a fancy high class blue, like the 350Z had, if you know what I mean.

Like everyone else says, just trade it in.
05-15-2013 09:15 PM
jigaloo
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Originally Posted by CarbonExtreme View Post
I ended up with Black but I'm already sick of it. In Texas my head feels like an oven when the suns out beating down on that roof and it never ever ever looks clean.

Looks like I'm either going to have it lined now or I'll trade it in when I see what 2014 has to offer. My dealer trade in price was very reasonable.
Wow, that's a quick turn-around time on your 2013...use that $8k towards your new 2014!!
05-15-2013 09:00 PM
tontwins Yea for that money get a custom color no one else has... I was waxing my 2dr jk the other day... Not much paint on it anyways ha
05-15-2013 08:55 PM
brighton I love my Mango Tango but no way is it worth an $8000 markup.

If you don't have much invested in mods, I'd be looking to trade it in for a 2014 in a color you like.
05-15-2013 08:36 PM
WesterM3
paint

I'd either vinyl wrap it something really unique, or even get it professionally bedlined in a unique color.
05-15-2013 07:56 PM
JackedUpMedic
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Originally Posted by ky77 View Post
wrap or trade it. Painting at that price just seems like a waste of a lot of money
x2
05-15-2013 07:33 PM
ky77 Wrap or trade it. Painting at that price just seems like a waste of a lot of money
05-15-2013 05:44 PM
JackedUpMedic Or if your adventurous enough wrap it yourself for around $600 in materials.
05-15-2013 05:43 PM
Dragonscape have it wrapped in silver carbon fiber
You'll love it and it will be very unique
05-15-2013 05:41 PM
pianoman90 I would only pay that much by knowing that the shop did quality work. Take a look at some of their past cars or projects. There's a lot more to painting a car than just spraying paint...prep is huge and can make or break it.
05-15-2013 05:38 PM
JKBrad Trade it. You'll be money ahead. Or you could get it wrapped for about 1/4-1/3 of that.
05-15-2013 05:12 PM
legitposter $8000 for a paint job plus you've lowered the vehicle's value later on. Plus there WILL be spots where a paint job is obvious. That's how it always is, no matter how great the paint job is.

The references to MAACO are funny... So true... I had a cr@p car that I got painted there for $200. The paint job was so bad that it made $200 actually seem like a ripoff! In fact I put a 'stop' on the check I wrote them. It was that terrible, I couldn't pay for something that I had to stare at and regret everyday. That place is a joke.
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