Choices... opinions? Satin black hood or not?

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  1. rgigowski

    rgigowski SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I got two PCP Challengers at two different dealers both A8's same equip except one has the Black Satin Hood and the summer tires and the other doesn't.

    How tough is it to keep that hood perfect? Pain in the butt? Should I pass on it or go for it and do a clear wrap/bra on it. I think the wrap/bra would defeat the satin appearance.

    To make things worse, the one with the hood is at MSRP and the other has 3k in ADM. So I can get more for less which would make sense later on in value.

    Thoughts???
     
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    Toolman_42 Gold Member

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    Here's some research from yesterday... look at the numbers...way to many HCs out there to pay ADM. Feel free to use this info when talking about ADM with a dealer! With these numbers of available Hellcats there should soon be sub-MSRP pricing available

    LOTS OF HELLCATS OUT THERE!!!

    Latest from a quick Cars.com search:

    Total of 1109 HellCats listed:
    844 Challenger HCs
    265 Charger HCs


    Rough numbers on colors:
    252 - Black
    109 - Blue
    63 - Gray/Silver
    1 - Green
    359 - PCP
    140 - Red
    173 - White/Ivory
    12 - Other (not specifiec)

    You only need to look...
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    100% personal preference. Either you like it or you don't so get what YOU want.
     
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    I pick my car up today. Got her wrapped. Whole car. I will post pic for you later. Did the hood in Xpel Stealth, which is supposed to help it retain it's flat finish. Mirrors are black too. I bought aftermarket hood and had it painted.
     
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    I love my satin hood. It's easy to maintain and its an option that makes the car look great! I had debated on the satin hood with the added issues and paint delays. It's an expensive option and people say its so much cheaper to just have the factory color matched painted hood either re-painted in satin matte black or wrapped in satin after receiving it, but I like the originality of the car with all factory options along with matching the original factory window sticker. I think that if I was to ever trade it in or sell to some car collector in later years it would hold more value with a factory optional satin hood than with a Joe's Body Shop satin painted/wrapped hood. IMO

    I use Dr.Beasley's satin black cleaners. Their kit makes it simple to maintain
     
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    Wasn't painted at Joe's. Don't eat at Joe's, either. Factory painted hood is covered up in my basement along with factory mirrors and shifter. Same place factory wheels will go. Walked into the showroom and there she was, only without a factory black hood. Wasn't about to walk away because of that. Lol.
     
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    I have the satin hood on my PCP everyone that's looks at it loves the Satin hood except for the dummies that think they out the wrong hood on it. Take the Hood
     
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    I have the satin black hood. Love the look of it. I had the same option to get the car without it and am glad I got the hood.

    Not sure about maintenance of it. I have only had it 6 weeks and keep it in the garage. The most I have done to it was wipe it down with a damp microfiber cloth.
     
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    I love my Satin hood.
     
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    A guy I work with today also sells this product called Tech Shine made by Aerolon. Not sure if I can use this on the hoood or not. Does anyone have recommendations?

    Website is Tech Shineâ„¢ 16oz Bottle and Pad
     
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    After fca bought back my b5 blue I went with billet with matte hood and I'm glad I did. Get the hood.
     
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    Honest opinion is that black hood cars are limited production and could be more so with your color choice. The cars are incredible with the black hood and make the car pop. It would be beneficial to see one in person to appreciate it. It is well worth it and if you pick a low production color with certain options you may have a single didgit "of" car. Win win in my book
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    We may have a black hood cat at our gathering in two weeks or if I see one come in I will post for you. We also may have one in our ne chall club. I will try to find one
     
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    If $$ is of no object then go for the OEM Blk. Hood. Easy to maintain... mine looks perfect after every wash. I use Meguires Gold Class soap. I also use H-D Denim spray cleaner to remove stains but only had to do that once in 3 months. Easy peasy...
     
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    The satin hood goes very well with PCP... But it is personnel preference... Get what you want/like;)
     

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