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Paint Job is an optional mission found within Hyperion Hub of Heroism in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Help Professor Nakayama get Jack to notice him.



"Momma always said, boys are mean to you because they like you."
  • Pick up paint can
  • Find worker CL4P-TP unit
  • Give paint to CL4P-TP unit
  • Pick up flowers: 0/3
  • Arrange flower: 0/3
  • Burn flowers: 0/3


Professor Nakayama, who is still awaiting an answer from Jack regarding his urgent message, asks the Vault Hunters to collect some spray paint from the Claptrap repair shop and give it to a Claptrap unit.

The paint can be found within a Hyperion ammo chest located directly behind R-0513 in the Claptrap repair shop. After collecting the paint, Nakayama notes that it is yellow paint and as it is Jack's favorite color, it will mean that he cannot ignore it. The Claptrap the paint must be given to is the blue Worker CL4P-TP located within Jack's Office, at the start of the hallway just beyond Hyperion Customer Service. After giving the Claptrap the paint can, it will travel down the hallway towards Jack's office and paint a crude stick figure of Jack on the wall which Jack describes looks like a "skag dry-humping a vending machine".

Nakayama then expresses his disdain over Jack not understanding the meaning of the painting and will ask the Vault Hunters to return to the Hyperion Hub of Heroism to collect flowers. Three flowers must be collected, located directly beneath the 'Flowers 407' sign in World of Shopping. Nakayama asks the Vault Hunters to place the flowers inside flower pots at the entrance to Jack's Office. Once the flowers are planted, the Voice of Hyperion declares them a fire hazard and instructs that they must be burned with an incendiary weapon (one of which is provided as a mission weapon in case of need), to Nakayama's horror.

After all the flowers are burned, Jack demands to know who is responsible for the defacing, to which Nakayama admits to. Jack demands Nakayama stop defacing Helios on the threat of being fed into a weapon grinder. Nakayama delightedly calls the mission a success on the grounds of Jack almost pronouncing his name correctly, and the mission can then be turned in to him.


"The level of Professor Nakayama's dedication is truly astounding."

Turn In: Professor Nakayama

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