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    Always swore if and when i got a wrangler i was gonna paint it good ole willys style... So now the question is do i go with the flat olive drab (which would could be done by me obviously) or do i let a shop put a nice semi glossy/ glossy olive drab on it. or should i let a shop do a flat one as well... anyone got an idea how much i can expect to spend letting a shop do it?
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    Dude,
    Do it yourself, always. I painted my first vehicle when I was 16 and learned a lot. After you have done it once you can always do it again.

    If you want some practice first try to find a buddy with an old ratty trailer or beater car and practice on it first. Use the same paint you are planning to paint your heep with and experiment a little bit. Find out from the paint vendor how much they reccomend to thin the paint and any special tips they might have for the specific paint that you are planning on using.

    If you have a clean dry air source, a paint sprayer, some sand paper, tack cloth, bondo and spot putty to fill any door dings, a mask (good one), and some time you can probably have you rig painted for around $300.00 yourself with left over materials to do any touchups.

    If you dont have a place to do it or any of the tools you can usually rent a paint booth from any nearby paintshop for about $75 a day. Do all your prep work at the house and then take it to the paint booth, wipe it down real good and spray away.

    If you have your own shop area make sure to put as much light in the place as possible, once the paint starts spraying it starts getting pretty dark in there and the shadows start making stuff look alot different. Another at home paintbooth trick is to spray the walls and the floors down real gooe with water before you start, it helps keep the dust out of the air and out of your wet paint.

    If you really wanna be redneck just spray it outside. Be aware that you will probably have to stand guard and pick dying bugs out of your new paint job (ask me how I know).

    All in all, painting your vehicle yourself is a great learning experience and you won't have to worry about any scratches while wheeling. Just repaint it every few years.
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    well i considered doing this... i was gonna do this to my motorcycle as well
    http://www.rickwrench.com/index79mas...llarpaint.html ive read and talked to a couple guys who have done it with decent results
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    try this stuff.

    http://www.duplicolor.com/products/paintshop.html

    its real easy to use. I saw in on Gearz or maybe Trucks when Stacey David was on it... at any rate, I used it on my old Jeep, came out real good. and, you can get it at just about any parts store now.

    its a laquer paint with a clear as well. they even have candyapple now.

    however, they may not have it in OD green...
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    Flat. No gloss.
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    I vote for flat.
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    i have the tj willys edition. the way that jeep painted it pretty nice, although i wish it was more OD. the soft top's color is nice though. check out my pics to see- the paint is a slight gloss but hard as nails.

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