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Car-appy paint job

We have a 97 Jeep Cherokee, which has two flaws (according to my wife, who is the primary driver). One is the paint job, which is typical for a car of this age- many little scratches and dings from rocks and such, and the other is the headliner (the ceiling fabric), which is descending. We can't afford (nor is the car worth imho), a new paint job, and the headliner issue just makes me shake my...head. Anyway, I was hoping to DIY one or both of these things while I have access to the car between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on Nov 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Wrap damage...

Car Wrap Filter: Do car wraps damage the paint underneath the wrap? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Low cost paint job or Vehicle Wrap?

Should I spend 2-3 thousand on a "premier" Maaco job, try my luck at a mom and pop (WPB, FL area if you have any recommendations), or go for a vehicle wrap? Any MeFites with experience with either? [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Jul 23, 2012 - 11 answers

I didn't order the paint chips!

How to deal with a car dealer for problems with new car before delivery? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on May 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Next week: how to rebuild the engine using household tools?

Someone (i.e., me) backed the family car into a parking meter a while back, causing a small dent and some cracking in the paint (photo 1, 2, 3). Body shops say this will cost about $600-650 to repair over two days (which is a hassle for my fiancée, who commutes by car). Dealer said over $1000! Main concern is rust, not the dent--this is a hand me down car from 1999. Can we make an acceptable fix ourselves? How? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Fixing gouges rather than getting gouged?

Real bad scratches on a black '08 Toyota Yaris. Can this be self-fixed by somebody with no real skills, or are we out $700? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Paint splatters on my car

How to get paint splatters off my car? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Sep 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Getting latex paint off a car

Yesterday I managed to rub my car against a steel pole with about umpteen layers of latex paint on it. It left a streak of latex on my car. How do I get the paint off without wrecking the clear-coat finish of my car? [more inside]
posted by dw on Jul 22, 2008 - 11 answers

xB Touch-up Paint Pen Advice

Anyone have experience using auto paint touch-up pens? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Mar 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I repaint my car?

Should I get my car repainted? I have a '97 Toyota Corolla, dark green. The clear coat on the hood and front bumper is starting to peel pretty badly, though the paint underneath seems okay. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jan 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I stop my car from rusting?

My car's paint is wearing off. I don't care about the cosmetic impact, but I'm worried about rust. What can I do myself (or have done cheaply) that will prevent further damage? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 7, 2007 - 12 answers

Am I getting ripped off paying for a car dent repair?

How much do a body shops typically charge for repairng small dents on cars? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Sep 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Out damn spot!

How do I get these black spots off my car? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 27, 2007 - 8 answers

What is the best way to restore hazy car paint from the 70's?

Posting for a friend. He has a 1971 Chevelle that his Grandfather gave to him, but the paint is hazy and oxidized. He has tried a variety of different products with little to no luck. Can you help him find a way to get the paint as bright and shiny as possible without repainting?
posted by FearAndLoathingInLJ on Oct 29, 2006 - 9 answers

hot rod hyundai

Help me vandalize my wife's car! [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Oct 12, 2006 - 24 answers

Scraaaaaape

How do I go about executing minimal, but adequate repairs to a damaged car paint job? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jul 23, 2006 - 10 answers

My car would like to shed it's bra. Help!

Can anything be done about faded paint on my new (used) car? [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Jun 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Extending the life and beauty of my car

I want to extend the life of my car and so I need some advice on touching-up paint scratches on my 2001 Civic as well as on the issue of window tinting. [more inside]
posted by bove on Jun 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Where to get a car painted in Northern Virginia?

Any recommendations for an auto paint shop in northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by TommyH on Jun 19, 2006 - 1 answer

Best body shop in Boston?

Good people of Metafilter, what's the best place in the Boston area to get a car repainted? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Spooky mobile?

Glow in the dark art car? (more glowing inside) [more inside]
posted by jeribus on Apr 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I paint my white car blue?

I recently bought a used car and I don't particularly care for the color. Can I have it repainted to a different color? Nothing special, just a new solid color. I see they do this to the extreme on shows like "Pimp My Ride" etc. [more inside]
posted by clgregor on Aug 10, 2005 - 17 answers

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