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05-05-2013 09:31 AM
mrpotatohead
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Originally Posted by mrobinso View Post
I get waves a lot more than I did pre-paint job.

That color looks absolutely awesome. Great choice.

The reason you get more waves is it's kind of like smiling at a pretty girl versus ugly girl You're less inclined to smile at a the girl with messy hair and coke bottle glasses but the glowing blonde however...
05-05-2013 09:23 AM
mrobinso I get waves a lot more than I did pre-paint job. It definitely stands out. I know the color isn't for everyone but I like it.

The flat fenders are bed lined and it would have been more to paint them.
05-05-2013 09:15 AM
TJDave That looks great! Love the way the color turned out.

Just curious why you didn't have the front flats painted to match the rear?
05-05-2013 06:47 AM
DarrenT Sweet! I just love that orange.
Something about color that makes everyone wanna wave too....
05-05-2013 06:22 AM
yoopone Looks great! Congrats........
05-05-2013 12:11 AM
SurfKaster Sweet
05-04-2013 10:31 PM
mrobinso Alright guys here we go. Sorry it took so long. Damn Gen Right stealth LEDs took me longer to figure out than I planned.

AFTER pics:











Close up of the Gen Right Stealth LED sidemarkers



05-03-2013 09:13 AM
mrobinso
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Originally Posted by yoopone View Post
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.
05-03-2013 09:00 AM
yoopone So what happens with all the interior surfaces? Will they still be the original OEM color or does Maaco paint those also?
05-03-2013 07:48 AM
mrobinso 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.
05-03-2013 06:51 AM
lolitsdaelan Looks great dude! Also curious about the total cost...
05-02-2013 05:56 PM
_PipeHitter_ In for pics! If you don't mind, care to post how much it cost? Did you do any prep work?
05-02-2013 03:29 PM
mrobinso 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!
05-02-2013 02:56 PM
DarrenT Well, here's the reward for 8 hours hard work yesterday.....

Come on OP, let's have it
05-02-2013 02:50 PM
lolitsdaelan C'mon OP, deliver!
05-02-2013 12:53 PM
nissanman1 I really like the Lime Green myself.
04-30-2013 05:03 PM
Reznor I prefer the Rescue Green over the Commando Green....
04-30-2013 02:43 PM
DarrenT
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Originally Posted by mrobinso View Post
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....
04-30-2013 01:56 PM
mrobinso 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.
04-23-2013 08:22 AM
mrobinso Thanks. I am pretty pumped.
04-22-2013 04:57 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by mrobinso View Post
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.
04-22-2013 04:50 PM
mrobinso 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.







02-18-2013 10:31 AM
aflemke commando green
02-18-2013 09:58 AM
05tjorange Impact Orange
02-18-2013 09:37 AM
Jwolfer Call me old fashioned but the bright JK colors look a little fruity to me. That being said I'd go with commando green.
02-18-2013 09:32 AM
mrobinso
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Originally Posted by LSU_TJ View Post
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.

GOOD LUCK!!!
I am pretty sure it would be more expensive to wrap it than have it painted. Thanks!
02-18-2013 09:28 AM
LSU_TJ 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.

GOOD LUCK!!!
02-18-2013 09:28 AM
mrobinso
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Originally Posted by jeepers29 View Post
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.
02-18-2013 08:05 AM
jeepers29 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
02-17-2013 11:59 PM
KingTJ Dozer, orange crush, or dune. Any of the three would look nice as hell IMO!!
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