Painting Satin Black Hood?

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  1. Transporter

    Transporter SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    B5 Blue was my top color choice and the Dealer's showroom car was optioned just as I would have ordered it. The one exception was that I was not completely sold on the satin black hood with the B5 blue...I had never seen one in person and the dealer's online pictures oddly enough did not show the hood. So as part of the deal I agreed to buy the car at MSRP on the condition that the dealer would pay half the cost of painting the hood to match the body. However, I am now having second thoughts about painting the hood. Based partly on my recent reading about the history of the flat black hoods (actually the top part of the front and not just the hood) and also in no small part on the originality, cost option I have already paid and imagined depreciation of the car if the hood is painted. So now the dealer has called to schedule the paint appointment and I just wanted some feedback from owners that have both the B5 blue color match and satin black hoods. Thanks!
     
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    I like it with the color match but it can look a bit plain sometimes. The heat extractors and scoop offset the blue a bit though.

    I wouldn't paint it though if I were in your shoes. The flat black looks good also and like you said the originality will be lost. Also how much do you trust that they can get an exact color match. That might be tough on this paint. If you're really set on it, why not try a wrap instead. At least you can remove that later on if you want.

    Personally, I'd like to see a B5 with painted hood like mine but with the new factory stripe option. That might be the ideal look.
     
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    Get another hood have it painted, and put up your original hood. Best of both worlds
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    What srtdusty said. I wouldn't paint a black satin hood. I'm sure you can sell it on eBay
     
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    Leave it alone. Flat black is a pain to maintain and clean.
     
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    Like said above, get another hood.
     
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    I think the satin black hood on the B5 looks fantastic! Keep it :)
     
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    Want my opinion? LOL.
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    My whole car is wrapped with Xpel. Xpel stealth on the hood and mirrors. No problem to take care of. My original hood is in my basement, but will never go back on the car unless I sell it. This just looks bad ass. In my humble opinion, of course.
     
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    Congrats on your up coming purchase.

    I was in the same position two weeks ago. I originally thought I preferred a body colored hood and wanted B5 blue. I could not come to terms on a solid blue B5 at one local dealer. Then there was a car inbound with the black hood at another dealer near me who agreed to sell at MSRP so I put a deposit down not sure if I'd like the black hood, etc. Figured I could paint it if I really did not like. Anyway, the second I saw the car in person I changed my mind. In my opinion, the pictures really don't do it justice, the car looks great in person with it.

    Now that I have the car, I bought some matte paint care products and planning on hand washing it for now. It's a bit of a pain, but I am not sold on putting a wrap on it yet so it will be car wash safe. Although I may change my mind on the wrap down road.
     
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    image.jpg I bought a second hood and had it painted
    Hood - $850
    Mopar paint mask decal - $ 95
    Painting - $1000
    Badass hellcat - $ priceless
     
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  11. BeBeep

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    At the risk of being slammed, I would paint it to match. Not a fan at all of the black hood. Mostly because it looks like a replacement hood was installed and the owner couldn't afford to paint it.

    If the black was extended to the front fascia kinda like the old T/A challengers, it would looked finished. Basically like the one in the attached pic.
     

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    I have an original black hood on my Redline, not difficult to maintain.
     
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    Transporter SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks...I really like that option and agree it looks more "finished". Do you know who this car belongs to? I'd like to see more pictures and find out if it's a decal or painted.
     
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    Opinions are great. Don't judge a book. I have two hoods. My original and the oem that I had painted black. I could and did afford two painted hoods. As I said, opinions are great, assumptions make no sense.
    Also, I've seen them with the black extended past the hood to the front. That's ok. I've also seen them extended to the sides. That does not look good. My opinion only.
     
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    Sorry, no idea who's car it is.
     

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