I want to spray my Jeep exterior the same color as my current paint code. How much does SL&C exterior jeep and SUV coatings cost for about 3 gallons?
Our Exact Match and/or Custom Color option kits can take various forms based on the customer needs. The standard method (least expensive) is where you first apply a base coat in a light to medium grey color. This coat is thicker, and can be textured if you like. The second step is to apply our clear bedliner material mixed with color tint (for Exact Match, this is automotive grade single part single stage paint). This second step applies a coating about 1/3 as thick as the base coat. The base coat includes a powder additive which not only thickens for quick build, but cuts your cost per sprayable gallon. Additionally, since the most expensive part of your product is the automotive grade paint, your cost is significantly lower as well.
The second option is to apply the clear mixed with automotive paint without a base coat. Since the powder additive (which is black) is not used, you require more liquids, and twice as much automotive paint. The liquids alone are also not as thick a consistency, so not only are additional coats required, but texture is minimal as well. An alternative if quicker build and texture is desired, is to use our Max Coat additive which doesn’t add significant volume, but allows you to thicken the colored products without changing the color.
Price varies based on your specific needs and shipping destination, but as a general idea, the first option with shipping would cost about $470, and the second option would cost about $670. Both of these options would include a spray gun.
Another option is for you to supply the automotive paint as required from your local automotive finishes supplier and use our Tintable kit. Using our base coat/top coat option, the same items with shipping would be about $387.
NOTE: If comparing other coating suppliers, always consider the % solids. Most are not 100% solids, and lose volume when they dry. Our products cure, and do not shrink, so you get the same mil height dry as wet. This means you get more coverage at same thickness than the others. For instance: The same 3 gallons of our product is equal to more than 5 ¼ gallons of Raptor.
Hopefully, this information helps you when considering a coating for your Jeep. Please feel free to get in touch with any additional questions.