Satin black hood...why not vinyl?

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  1. Sinurgy

    Sinurgy Silver Member

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    Considering the satin hood is almost a $1000 option, why do some people choose it instead of just having the hood wrapped in matte vinyl? I admittedly don't know much about either but from everything I've read the satin hood is a pain in the ass to take care of and it costs at least twice the price of vinyl...so what gives?!
     
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    Some folks want to have it on the build sheet. May had $500 bucks to the value 40 years from now :rolleyes:
     
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    I have to believe there's more reason than to have it on the build sheet. RIght?! o_O

    Like maybe in person it looks better than vinyl? It lasts longer? Something?!
     
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    I had mine wrapped and not one person knew until I told them..
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I ordered it because the wraps need to be redone every few years And during the process sometimes your paint comes off with the old vinyl.The other thing is a bit of an ocd issue as it would bother me seeing a different color under the hood.
     
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    I would have ordered it if I could. But with the vinyl you have two options. With it ordered your stuck with black forever.

    Vinyl to me is good for 3-5 years. After that you should take it off and re-apply IMO....
     
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    I got the satin black hood from the factory. In my opinion it looks nicer than the vinyl, a bit deeper color, satin vs more of a matte finish. I also like having it cover the whole hood, not just the top. I also had my hood wrapped in the XPel clear bra "stealth" satin finish. So now I have the best of both worlds - it looks great AND it's easy to care for. Here is a pic after adding the XPel clear bra:

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    I will run my Hellcat through the car wash (I have a place that I have used for years an never any damage to my 2008 SRT Challenger or my 2014 Cayman S. That's pretty much a "no-no" with the painted hood (unless coated with the XPel clear bra.) I chose that matte black 3M vinyl as opposed to the satin because I like the look better. The likelihood of removing paint when changing a wrap is extremely small if applied and removed properly. I wouldn't be afraid of the vinyl if I were you. Talk to some body shop / custom shop painters and I'll bet that they will advise against the paint. I got opinions from 2 dealer body shops and 2 custom paint / restoration shops before I decided. You already know my decision.
     
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    I got mine because I could!
     
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    Got mine vinyl wrapped yesterday. Love it. Very durable product. Been having my cars skinned for over 10 years now. A good product will not yellow.
     
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    How much did it cost to have the Xpel stealth clear bar added?
     
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    That's not an option for me, I'm already getting the satin black hood. I didn't order it, I took over the order of someone who did so now I'm just trying to learn more about it in general.
     
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    Same here for me as well on the order deal - I've been looking at this hood everyday since picking the car up Wednesday and have said to myself - love the hood being satin but dread trying to keep it sharp looking- haven't brought myself to touch it yet because it seems like im going to mess up the appearance there is already some marks from where ever during production/shipping in it and im not liking that because I know ill have two shiny areas when im done trying to straighten it out maybe I should just have at it and have a shiny flat black hood and end the battle in my head!!! most people probably wouldn't even notice???
     
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    High quality, not cheap wraps are the key (there is a difference)--I have the factory hood on my Hellcat and I have a wrap on my 2015 Scat pack--no question the factory hood is better in appearance but the Scat pack looks kool too...
     

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