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View Poll Results: What paint color should I paint my Jeep Commander?
Black 4 11.43%
Flat (Matte) Black 11 31.43%
Gunmetal Gray 11 31.43%
Leave it White! 9 25.71%
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Painting my Jeep Commander

I purchased my Jeep with a few dings and scratches and have incurred another nice door ding the other day so I will be painting my beloved Jeep within the next couple of weeks and I'm having a difficult time deciding on what to go with. It is currently white, which is more of an off-white if anything. When I was looking for the Jeep, I really wanted to get it in black, so black is my first option.

However, I kind of want to do something different. So that brought up either a flat (matte) black or a gunmetal gray. So I thought I would ask you guys what you all thought. Here's an initial pic of what my truck looks like as of now. I need to take another pic though as I've added chrome door covers and black rain guards as well.



Not exactly a fan of the wheels on this but a good example of Matte Black on a Jeep...





Best example I could find of what I mean by Gunmetal...

What do you guys think???


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Primer grey is cool! When I was in high school my '80 cj-7 was 90% primer.

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if you go black, black it out and sell me your chrome lower facsia

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if you go black, black it out and sell me your chrome lower facsia
We'll see, but I was thinking of going with a subtle chrome/black mix. So I'd probably keep my chrome pieces.


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Would you be doing a legit paint job? Meaning, you would have the door jambs, under the hood, and less visible areas painted?

I would not do flat black, it's so played out beyond the point of being cool.

I think a cool metallic gun metal/black finish would look awesome on a Commander.

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How about black chrome ? Betcha' nobody else has that.

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I do not see any flaws in your paint. I have so many scratches (from the trails) in mine. I would stick with white unless you are getting a legit door jambs and all paint job that is going to cost a lot of money. Then in that case I would do Jeep Rescue Green.

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Leave it white.

And spend the money you saved on other mods.

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Leave it white.

And spend the money you saved on other mods.
Best advice I've heard in a long time and I make a living by painting cars.

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Would you be doing a legit paint job? Meaning, you would have the door jambs, under the hood, and less visible areas painted?

I would not do flat black, it's so played out beyond the point of being cool.

I think a cool metallic gun metal/black finish would look awesome on a Commander.
Yes, this would be a legit paint job by a guy I know that did some clean-up work on my Infiniti.

Looks like it's neck and neck between keeping it white and going with Gunmetal.


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