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Old 10-09-2016, 06:54 PM
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95 Sahara complete repainting cost?

I have gotten 3 quotes now and want to run them by everyone here.

95 Sahara with some minor damage on drivers side rear quarter panel, a few dings here and there, no rust at all, fix damage, repainting entire jeep same color, repainting all fender flares and side steps, removing and reapplying all decals and pin strips, repainting hardtop, repainting full doors and half doors.

Drum roll please.

1st estimate: $7500 yikes!!
2nd estimate:$5900 still high I think
3rd estimate:$5000 better but not great?

I am located in Virginia, not sure if these are about right or highway robbery.

You guys want to share your thoughts? Please...

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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Add 20% to any of those and that will be the final number..you will find other stuff that will need to be fixed its a 20+ year old jeep. My windshield frame had a rust spot under the glass..looked fine from the outside....point being once you open something up it has to be fixed...

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Go to MAACO in your area. get a price from them for the exact same work that the 3 other shops bid. It's unlikely you will find any shop that can do an acceptable job any cheaper than MAACO.

MAACO is usually a franchise and some are better managed than others. Look at the complete paint jobs in the parking lot that are ready for customer pick up. Do you want a job like that or do you want a better job?

$7500.00 doesn't sound like too much for a nice quality paint job as complete as you state.

You can save some money by disassembling much of the Jeep yourself. Remove the bumpers, front bumper filler, flares, steps, disassemble the 4 doors and remove the headlamp bezels & hood hardware. Disconnect you roll bar struts from the windshield frame and fold your windshield frame forward and remove the cowl gasket. Take the spare tire off and the spare tire bracket & bumpers.
You will probably want the shop to remove and install the rest of the trim like the taillights so that you can drive the Jeep to and from the shop.

Can you live without replacing the decals and stripes?

sccritterkiller states that you should plan on a 20% bump. That would take the $7500.00 bid to 9 Grand. When I owned a body shop we did many paint jobs that ran over $10,000.00.

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All that I know about paint is you get what you pay for, and when mine goes to turd ville I'm going to try it myself with some tractor paint.
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I have gotten 3 quotes now and want to run them by everyone here.

95 Sahara with some minor damage on drivers side rear quarter panel, a few dings here and there, no rust at all, fix damage, repainting entire jeep same color, repainting all fender flares and side steps, removing and reapplying all decals and pin strips, repainting hardtop, repainting full doors and half doors.

Drum roll please.

1st estimate: $7500 yikes!!
2nd estimate:$5900 still high I think
3rd estimate:$5000 better but not great?

I am located in Virginia, not sure if these are about right or highway robbery.

You guys want to share your thoughts? Please...

Thanks
Addison
Are you doing a color change or asking for something extreme? Or lots of body damage or rust?

I'd expect to pay about $3-4K for a decent paint job. It's just lots of hours to do it right.

What's your YJ worth? I can't see putting $5k into it.

Doing your own prep work may help, if you have the time and know how to do it, and can find a shop willing to work with you in that way.

As a side note, I love on the car shows where they only pay $1200 for a complete paint job.
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StanF, he has bids to paint the topper and 2 half doors and 2 full doors along with the rest of the Jeep. The topper and two extra doors will add to the cost of a paint job.
No rust, but apparently some collision damage on the Left side panel. A few dings and painting the same color. He doesn't state if he has a clear-coat color or not. A clear-coated color could run a bit more than a single stage color.

I am a journeyman bodyman and have painted many cars in my career. Now that I am retired, I did the prep work on my Jeep and paid a shop to paint it.

I know that lots of guys have done a good job in their home garage. A good paint job is 80% prep work and 20% spraying. Without the proper equipment it's extremely difficult to get a decent result. You need filtered air (heated in cold weather), a good exhaust, a compressor that will keep up, decent spray equipment and most importantly, a respirator that will keep the poisonous fumes out of your eyes and lungs.

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Thanks for the replies. Yes to same color, yes to paint plus clear coat, entire jeep, plus full and half doors too, and repainting hardtop.
The color is pearl stone metallic which I think is the name of the oem color. It's a Sahara that is not green.
I hope this helps, is 5k about right? Or average? I have had this jeep since I drove it off the lot brand new in 95 so there is definitely sentimentality to it. Is it worth spending 5k on a new paint job, probably not but it sure would look better.
It sat for 6 years because critters ate up every bit of wiring. It's only got 134,000 on it, so I think it's got a few more good years.
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Before you drop your Jeep at the paint shop, look them up with the Better Business Bureau.

Google their name and see what kind of reviews they get.

The woods are full of stories of vehicle owner gives vehicle and $$$ "deposit" and 6 months later the vehicle is still in the shop and only part repaired. They have your vehicle! Why would they need a "deposit"?

Post some before pics and some after pics once the job is done.

Did you get a price from MAACO?
None of us can tell you what a fair price might be if we don't physically inspect your Jeep.

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The key ( and most of the expense ) of a good paint job is the PREPARATION.

I would never have MAACO paint my vehicle UNLESS I did all the prep work myself beforehand.

I once took a van to them ...... when I drove up, they were shocked I drove it there. There was nothing on it ..... no bumpers .... no lights .... no door handles. I completely stripped it and SANDED it myself before taking it to them.

All they had to do was shoot paint ( that I provided ) and run it through their dryer system.

What do you get with a $5,999 paint job that you do not get with a $599.00 ..... proper preparation meaning all defects are worked out of the body and such.


Having said all of that ....... no way in hell I would pay $6,000 and up for a paint job on a YJ unless it was part of a frame off, nut and bolt restoration.
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I have had this jeep since I drove it off the lot brand new in 95 so there is definitely sentimentality to it.
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Hard to put a dollar figure on that ..... I have seen people put 2 times what a vehicle is worth into it because of that, and I understand that completely.

I have my fathers 1963 Corvette stored in a climate controlled building waiting for me to start the restoration of it next year.


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You have a decision to make...is it worth it to you? I have more money in my jeep than I will ever get out of it...so what? My pops got it new...last new vehicle he ever owned....I took my drivers test in my Jeep...I will never sell it period. To me it was worth a full frame off restoration. The question is what is your Jeep worth to you?
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I switched mine from green to light pearlstone metallic...love it.

Most should know, but if you get the sidesteps repainted the same, make sure they use paint that has some flex in it...otherwise you'll get some cracks...not that I speak from experience.

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