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ChrisOnCoffee 06-06-2011 08:25 PM

Paint job advice.
I'm looking to repaint my jeep and have a classic dillema - can't justify spending $1000+ dollars but don't want to go to maaco. I'm leaning towards doing it myself in a friend's garage but the learning curve with the spray gun is kind of intimidating.

My question is this. Does anyone know a good painter in MA or RI who is willing to spray an owner prepped vehicle? I would closely follow their specifications for the prep work. Thanks a lot,

skeeter 06-06-2011 08:32 PM

Actually, if you do all the prep work and deliver it to MAACO ready for them to shoot color. You specify what paint to use or even supply it. You can get a decent paint job.
You'll get a good feel for the paint gun doing the prep work, you might even feel confident enough to try shooting it yourself by the time you're done.

Disclaimer. I used to do body and paint work but have been out of it for more than 20 years. Things have changed a bit since then.

asauer17 06-08-2011 09:12 AM

I recently got a quote from MAACO for my WINDSHIELD, the connecting brackets, and the piece between windshield and hood for $850!!

To repaint my whole jeep, estimated cost is $2,000.

MAACO is a no go.. what happened to their deals? where is the $500 deal to paint you car?

asauer17 06-08-2011 09:20 AM

There is a guy in Hudson, who rents a few bays next to Jake's garage on Forest St who does autobody paint. 508-523-5676

sisakattack 06-12-2011 09:59 AM

Hi all. I know this is an older thread but I'm looking to get my Jeep painted before the rust completely destroys my body. I also would like someone to sand/wire brush the under side of the jeep and put some POR (Paint over rust) on it. I would do the underside myself but I just don't have the time.
Does anyone have any thoughts on where I could get some of this work done?

General Jeep 10-25-2011 07:12 PM

A gun, compressor and paint would be way cheaper. Paint it yourself you'll learn something and you'll bond more with your car :punk:

ChrisOnCoffee 11-06-2011 11:21 PM

The deed is done.
The deed is done except for reassembly, that is.


As she sits now eagerly awaiting reassembly:

Between taking off stubborn fender flares, rounding out torx bolts and excavating windshield hinge backing nuts from mountains of seam sealer it took me a few days longer than expected. I'm 5 days into the project now and I could have (and sort of wish I had) spent another day perfecting every little rock chip and a few grinder marks that are deeper than I thought.

Any body experts know anything about using glazing putty over synthetic enamel (John Deere blitz black)? Do I have to sand back to the factory paint, bare metal or is it safe to use on top of scuffed alkyed enamel?

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