Flat black hood?

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  1. CNYHC

    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I guess i'm old school, but I just don't get the whole flat black hood thing. To me, it's like buying a CTS-V and getting a vinyl roof added on. I think that it ruins the lines of the car...and it costs a lot of $$$... IMO. Please don't get pissed at me, just explain.
     
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    Actually I think the black hood is the old school look. I'm a young guy and don't really like the black hood but it seems to me those who saw the original muscle car era are the ones that really want it
     
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    The 70's cars had black hoods.... I personally don't care for it.

    It reminds me of all the ricers that are modding their daily drivers and put an aftermarket hood on their car and cant afford to get it painted to match the rest of the car. Those damn ricers!
     
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    Could be an age thing, I grew up in a time where just about anything was cool, hand painted murals to all out wild paint jobs, the black hood was an indication there was something under the hood that this was not grand moms car,LOL
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    I got the black hood to reduce glare off that massive expanse of hood, AND to match my 1970 Sublime Challenger R/T's flat black hood decal. Hope to have them side by side at a show next summer....
     
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    I like the matte hood IF the color is carried to the very front of the car... or... very nearly so.
    THAT looks old school.

    Just the hood matte black looks like a replacement body part that hasn't been painted and is in primer. To that extent I think it ruins the car.

    Just my opinion, you mileage may vary....
     
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    I like the flat black hood on everything except the black cats, which is what I have. My original color choices were blue with the flat black hood or black with body paint hood. I ended with the Phantom black so not flat black hood for me.
     
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    I have a Pitch Black Challenger, I like the matte look, I put matte black T/A side stripes on mine, also thought about doing the hood.
     
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    If this is riced out, hand me some chop sticks! The black hood actually has a racing function for reducing glare. To each their own but if you don't get it, there's no use in trying to explain it to you.

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    I believe that the black hood served the purpose of eliminating the glare off the hood for the race driver, someone please correct me if I am mistaken. I do not care for the satin black hood except in combination with a few of the colors, my personal tastes. The one I have seen that I like the most is the black hood, black roof, and black trunk lid, in combination with one of the side stripes, on the white, sublime, or b5 cars. Looks rather badazz on Plum Crazy, also.

    I like to see the ideas people come up with to personalize these cars. I may not completely care for the finished product, but I can appreciate the creativity, enthusiasm, and love that goes into the work. :D

    April
     
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    I like the black hood, going with a wrap. Cost a lot less and if for some reason I get sick of it, just peal it off.
     
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    Your not old school because as others have stated, black hoods are old school. I think it looks great and breaks up the massive amount of Red paint on my car.
     
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    Thank you, everyone, for your feedback!!
     
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    Already have a flat black hood on one of mine and the B5 is so nice I like looking at it while driving
     
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    And EVERYONE of those pictures the Matte Black extends to the front edge of the upper portion of the car.

    The implementation (Camaro does the same thing BTW) of just sticking a matte black hood on the car... as I've said here and else where, IMHO, just looks unfinished. Something damaged the original hood and a primer replacement part has been put on the car but hasn't been painted yet.
     

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