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tsteb112 05-13-2012 10:10 PM

Paint Job costs?
 
Wanting to paint my jeep black. Anyone know how much this would cost approximately? It it now a lighter blue and looks like a girl jeep

Futuresweets10 05-13-2012 10:37 PM

Jeeps are "different" when it comes to paint jobs. They take a lot less material than most vehicles, but with all the painted metal showing on the inside you almost have to do a complete disassemble to paint it correct. I would recommend keeping the stock color and adding another so that you have a two tone, so that you'll avoid this issue. If someone brought a jeep to my shop and wanted a complete color change done right it would be between 3500-4500, and my prices are CHEAP

tsteb112 05-15-2012 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Futuresweets10 (Post 2365803)
Jeeps are "different" when it comes to paint jobs. They take a lot less material than most vehicles, but with all the painted metal showing on the inside you almost have to do a complete disassemble to paint it correct. I would recommend keeping the stock color and adding another so that you have a two tone, so that you'll avoid this issue. If someone brought a jeep to my shop and wanted a complete color change done right it would be between 3500-4500, and my prices are CHEAP

I would just need the outside done. i want it in black, it's a tealish color now. The inside in bedlined already. how much do you think this would be

Futuresweets10 05-15-2012 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tsteb

I would just need the outside done. i want it in black, it's a tealish color now. The inside in bedlined already. how much do you think this would be

You still have a lot of things on the inside.... Back of windshield frame, door jambs, under hood, wheel wells, etc. but if want JUST the outside I'd say about 2k. You can probably find someone around 1200, but at that price level you will find a lot of hacks and people who will cut corners. Scuffing things like the door hinge screws and around the hinges is a corner that is VERY easy to cut.... Also, when I do an all over paint job I pull everything. Fender flares, door handles, hinges, weather stripping, head lights/ tail lights, etc. if you want a factory quality paint job all of this is necessary.

I am lucky because my int is tan and my factory paint about matches it. I'm painting the insides of my wheel wells black and painting everything under the hood black while I've got the motor out. When I actually paint the entire thing I'm going to pull the doors, hood, all hinges, and paint it all separate.

Price just depends on how "right" you want it....

Aviator 05-15-2012 08:42 PM

I just paid $2400 to redo the black Rubicon. I delivered the Jeep striped of all parts such as bumpers, trim, skids, lights, top, interior, and etc... He added more clear then normal, sanded then rubbed out the paint to a perfect flat coat. No orange peel and enough clear to rub out and scratches added from the trail.

Futuresweets10 05-15-2012 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Aviator
I just paid $2400 to redo the black Rubicon. I delivered the Jeep striped of all parts such as bumpers, trim, skids, lights, top, interior, and etc... He added more clear then normal, sanded then rubbed out the paint to a perfect flat coat. No orange peel and enough clear to rub out and scratches added from the trail.

Sounds about right for a high end job done right....

thewaterpolokid 09-10-2012 10:59 AM

two tone question
 
how much would you say a two tone costs? my jeep is currently silver and i was looking to paint it yellow but since i saw the costs from the earlier posts, and that is way to much for me. I think it would still work if i had a color fading into the silver, any estimates?

lboulangeat 03-02-2016 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Aviator (Post 2372219)
I just paid $2400 to redo the black Rubicon. I delivered the Jeep striped of all parts such as bumpers, trim, skids, lights, top, interior, and etc... He added more clear then normal, sanded then rubbed out the paint to a perfect flat coat. No orange peel and enough clear to rub out and scratches added from the trail.

Where did you get it done?

digger531 03-02-2016 12:47 PM

I had my YJ sprayed green for $1000. Bedlined the inside and the fenders, rattled canned the fender wells. It wasn't a perfect job but it doesn't bother me to scrape a tree either. The Jeep was white and I did strip it completely down myself.

Save yourself the heartache and plan on a new windshield

pekoe1111 03-02-2016 06:25 PM

Digger531 - why plan on a new windshield?

Mine is red and I really dislike red. Plan on changing it to either Patriot Blue or Light Khaki.

I plan on removing the seats, rug and doors on mine, rattle canning the interior with primer, OEM paint color I will choose for the outside, and a few coats satin clear-coating to prevent scratches showing old color. For the doors, I will remove door panels, tape off and paint the inside. I will flip the hood back, clean and rattle can the underside. Then I will bring to Maaco to paint the outside.

Will it decrease the value? Yes, for some people who may want to buy it, but I plan on keeping it for awhile.

Some people say sell it and buy the color you want, but it took months to find the right one, rust-free for the right price - and I had to drive a total of 13 hours round trip to get it. Easy to say if you have the money to buy exactly what you want.

digger531 03-02-2016 08:34 PM

They won't be able to do a satisfactory job without pulling the windshield and you are unlikely to get it out in one piece.

pekoe1111 03-02-2016 09:04 PM

The glass itself or tilting/removing the fold-down windshield frame?

J99Pwrangler 03-03-2016 07:15 AM

Anyone thought about Plasit-dip?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSwjHhUJDMM

digger531 03-03-2016 07:47 AM

When we painted mine there was a rubber trim piece around the windshield, as there is on most. This rubber piece has to go on with the windshield because it is actually stuck on the edge of the glass. Someone may have a magical way to paint under it but my guy didn't. Add to that the fact that there is likely some rust spots inside the windshield channel that should be taken care of.

I have plastidipped some smaller parts and some wheels (the black wheels on my yellow Jeep are Plastidipped). It is not quite as easy as they make it look and I don't think its nice enough to do the whole vehicle. to get a nice finish you would still have to strip it all down and fix any blemishes.....meh IMHO

RollWave 03-03-2016 08:14 AM

I'd put that money to better use like a lift or tires and wheels. Or armor for your corners: functional and will cover up some of the blue. Your current color will grow on you. Your tastes will probably change. There are no "girly" colors for Jeeps; they all look great because they are Jeeps. When people see your Jeep they're going to notice your ride height, spare tire, winch, lights, etc. long before they think about what color it is. Post up a pic; I'll bet you'll get positive feedback on the color from 90% of the people here.

Timma888 03-03-2016 08:18 AM

I had mine repainted the same color as original last year, amethyst pearl. I had them do the outside as my inside was bed lined as well. The only part they did not paint was the engine compartment and under the hood. They also fixed some minor rust issues on the fenders and it was $3000. It was expensive but the jeep looks much better now.

hpclayto 03-03-2016 09:19 AM

You get what you pay for. As has been said, to do it properly, you need to completely disassemble it. Another option you might look into is getting it wrapped.

krisbman 03-03-2016 09:30 AM

This thread is three years old...
Fyi... 3k is a cheap paint job

pekoe1111 03-03-2016 09:52 AM

I will have $1,200 saved up by the summer. My options are:

1) Change the color from Red to Patriot Blue

2 Increase the 2" BB lift somehow and buy bigger tires and wheels.
Maybe add a 1" body lift, but I believe that will entail adjustable track bar, transfer case, etc. I have JK wheels with 267/70R17 now. My gut is this is not enough money to do additional lift and bigger tires/wheels.

I could get new bumpers but I believe the options above would change the looks more.

Thoughts?

krisbman 03-03-2016 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by pekoe1111 (Post 24425929)
I will have $1,200 saved up by the summer. My options are: 1) Change the color from Red to Patriot Blue 2 Increase the 2" BB lift somehow and buy bigger tires and wheels. Maybe add a 1" body lift, but I believe that will entail adjustable track bar, transfer case, etc. I have JK wheels with 267/70R17 now. My gut is this is not enough money to do additional lift and bigger tires/wheels. I could get new bumpers but I believe the options above would change the looks more. Thoughts?

Better stick with a 1-1.25" BL and tires if $1200 is your budget.

Timma888 03-04-2016 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by krisbman (Post 24425473)
This thread is three years old...
Fyi... 3k is a cheap paint job

I thought 3k was a fair price, and it came out fantastic!

pekoe1111 03-04-2016 11:00 AM

I have 265/70R16 on the JK wheels right now with the 2" BB. Given that the most I can go, even with an additional 1.25" body lift is 33" - or 285/70R17, seems like a lot of money of just a relatively small tire size increase.

Thoughts?


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