|06-15-2013 10:56 AM|
|Rockthis1||That was very helpful! Thanks|
|06-15-2013 06:34 AM|
Paint is holding up great and has several coats of Meguiars wax on it. I didnt wax it until about 5 weeks after the paint job.
|06-14-2013 09:31 AM|
|Rockthis1||How long did u wait before putting on ur decals?|
|07-12-2012 10:22 AM|
|Rolf||That looks great!|
|07-12-2012 10:11 AM|
|07-12-2012 07:02 AM|
|BurlySoldier||VicM, AbnMarine and 1SAS thank you for the kind words! This site has helped me immensely in making sound decisions for my TJ. I'd be lost without you guys!|
|07-12-2012 03:55 AM|
Your jeep really looks great!! Your painter did a quality job. I know you are happy.
|07-12-2012 01:11 AM|
Always glad to see another paratrooper.
|07-11-2012 10:39 PM|
|vicm||That looks really good. Enjoy and wait 30 days before u take it up and wheel it.|
|07-11-2012 10:19 PM|
|BurlySoldier||Thank you very much! Next step is a 1" body lift, new bumpers, new fenders... and I still wanna do the stroker motor.. It never ends!|
|07-11-2012 01:32 PM|
It looks really nice!
|07-11-2012 12:26 PM|
Alright guys! Dropped my TJ off last Monday and picked it up on Saturday. Here are pics of my budget paint job. I basically bartered my way into a minimum $2000 paint job and I could not be happier. I took some things I had laying around posted them on Craigslist and hustled my way into eventually getting my Jeep base coat clear coated. In addition to the paint job I also hustled my way into a brand new set of KC slim lite 100w fog lights. Here are some pics-
2 weeks before -
Note the dark charcoal OEM jeep badging-
And the addition of some USA flag decals from Pixel
Zombie response and new Quadratec mat I got on sale for $30 (had to remove seat hardware but thats another story)
Overall I am very pleased. He did a great job considering and he held up his end of the deal perfectly. All hardware was removed as instructed, vehicle was taped off properly and he even painted/clearcoated some under the hood. In addition to this he painted my windshield wiper brackets, hood latches etc. Vehicle was reassembled correctly etc.
I took a used guitar I didn't play and flipped it and flipped and flipped till I got what you see here. Took some leg work but it beat paying out of pocket 2 or 3 grand. Certainly a better paint job than I would have gotten at MAACO.
|06-28-2012 12:28 PM|
|06-27-2012 10:59 PM|
The 500 paint job is not what you want. Base coat/clear coat is a huge step up. 1500 at maaco got you a 3 year warranty, base coat clear coat but no wet sanding and no hardware removal/installation. Owner told me he does 20-30 paint jobs a week. TO his credit (Maaco) he had a 5 star online rating (yelp) and an A rating with the BEtter Business Bureau. The lack of wet sanding meant a rush job and he seemed hesitant to do the work for me as I seemed like a slightly more educated consumer than he would usually see.
The guy I'm bringing it to is a hot rod painter and a good ole boy. He stands by his work and the jobs he had on site looked really good.
Got out on my jeep tonight and tightened up some loose ends on it, fixed my one fog light and gave it a washing. Next time I wash that jeep it will be with a new coat of paint. Very excited.
VicM- No worries man! I appreciate your advice and I am glad I asked him some more questions about materials etc.
|06-27-2012 08:03 PM|
$1500 from Macoo?
Whatever happened to the $500 paint job?
|06-27-2012 07:47 PM|
|06-27-2012 06:43 PM|
I never put new decals on, think it looks a lot cleaner without them.
I used PPG Omni single stage. Including primers I had about 600 dollars in just the paint.
Honestly if you use your jeep using 1100$ worth of paint is a waste of money IMO. PPG Omni is a great line of paint. It's held up great, the stuff shrugs off pine needles without a scratch.
|06-27-2012 06:41 PM|
|06-27-2012 06:28 PM|
He just got back to me and said he will need 2 quarts of Nasons Dupont base, one quart of K2 primer and one gallon of clear. No roof to paint, no fenders, no interior of cab etc. Sound about right?
|06-27-2012 06:15 PM|
|06-27-2012 05:39 PM|
So just like everyone is saying you get what you pay for. I manage a auto body shop and most paint jobs is I do a full paint de-trim cut and polish low end is about 6k. To get a proper paint job there is alot of prep and time. Yes your jeep will look good but at the same time it is a jeep. My though would be to wrap it it's cheap and holds up to most off road adventures.
I am not saying your idea is bad just be careful on how much ur spending.
|06-27-2012 05:11 PM|
|lwszabo||It may just be the picture but the paint looks good everywhere except the hood and cowl...have you thought of just doing these areas to save $?|
|06-27-2012 05:07 PM|
It took a hair over a gallon to to my YJ in white
thats why I say that 1100 bucks will not paint a jeep including labor with good paint
|06-27-2012 05:05 PM|
$1100 seems fair if he does good work. People should consider that this guy is doing this "on the side" and does not carry the overhead that a body shop would, so there is absolutely no reason it should cost more.
Also consider that just because he does this on the side, doesn't mean he is not capable of good work....it just means he does it for himself and not for another company.
|06-27-2012 04:57 PM|
|bobthetj03||To put it in perspective, a gallon of PPG white bascoat (DBC) is $325. That doesn't include reducer, however, It wouldn't take a gallon of base to paint a TJ. Two gallons of clear? Dang dude! That's a lot of clear for a jeep!|
|06-27-2012 04:48 PM|
Just for grins call your local Dupont dealer and price the following:
1 Quart Varprime and activator
1 Gallon Europrimer and activator
1 Quart of sealer and reducer
1 Gallon of White basecoat with activator and reducer
2 Gallons Clearcoat with activator and reducer
and that doesnt include the gold for all the artwork lol
|06-27-2012 04:44 PM|
|Pilgrim_Jeep||And I agree, a Sahara should have body color flares.|
|06-27-2012 04:43 PM|
$1100 for paint and primer? Really??
I never painted my Jeep, but I had a black Honda Civic hatch, and an ex-girlfriend keyed "Cheater" all over it, so I took it to an old guy down the street who I knew worked on cars in his backyard garage. He told me to go to the local parts store and get a quart of "GM White" and a quart of primer. It came to $50 total. The guy taped it, sanded it, primed it, then sprayed it white, all in a few hours.
I was expecting it to look like a hack job, and didn't care because I just wanted to be able to park at work without having to explain to everyone...and I gotta say, it came out pretty good. In fact, I kept the car 2 more years, and sold it to my nephew, and he drove it for a few years, and I remember thinking, Dam! Paint still looks good.
|06-27-2012 04:32 PM|
|bobthetj03||Painting the flares body color might be a nice touch, being that your hardtop is tan. My 2 cents.|
|06-27-2012 04:28 PM|
|LiftedTj||You should have saved your money from the OEM decals and went to a graphic shop and had them custom make the decals in whatever color or font tickles your fancy. I can't justify spening $30 on one Jeep logo decal, Meijers automotive section has the Jeep decals for like $8 or so, the ones near the bottom of the body by the flares.|
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