Satin Hood to be repainted next week

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  1. PlumCrazyHellCat

    PlumCrazyHellCat Senior Hellcat Member

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    Looks like they haven't worked out the kinks in their painting process on the Satin hoods. Mine had a couple nibs in the pain and overall it looks like it was sprayed with a spray can. It has light and dark alternating strips on the hood for the full length of the hood. Chrysler gave the Ok to repaint it under warranty. It's headed to the paint shop on Monday.
     
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    Good luck! Let's hope your local shop has the magic touch to make it right!
     
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    When I first took delivery of my Hellcat, I talked at length with the Body Shop manager at my dealership about having my hood painted satin black (Even though the car was ordered with the black hood, I was advised that the only way I could get the car was to take it without the black hood). The Body Shop manager and several of his painters advised against painting it for the same reasons...streaking, uneven color saturation, blotchiness, haziness, etc. Obviously this type of finish is very difficult and unpredictable to work with. Hope they solve if for you! (I opted to do the Matte Black 3M vinyl wrap but now have a Carbon Fiber hood on order from BWoody).
     
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    Do you think the problem is the hood being aluminum?
     
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    Although I am no paint expert or have knowledge of paint adhesion issues with different metals, I can provide anecdotal information:

    1. The Body Shop manager of which I spoke earlier described having the same issues when using the satin or flat black paint on other materials (he mentioned problems painting wooden book cases, speaker cabinets, and a folding metal table used by a DJ).

    2. After owning 3 Vipers, I have heard stories about adhesion issues with painting plastic / fiberglass and composite materials (in these cases, typical high gloss colors were used - not satin or flat black).

    My gut feeling is that it's not the aluminum that is the issue, it's the paint.

    Hope this helps! :cool:
     
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    I am sorry that you are having to have the repaint done, and I hope they get it right this time! let us know how it turns out, please.

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    I looked at that carbon fiber hood you were talking about and was kind of disappointed. It appears to be a fiberglass hood with a top layer of carbon fiber to give it that carbon fiber look. For that price it should be all carbon fiber. I know the fiberglass content cannot be justified for strength since they make drive shafts out of 100% carbon fiber.
     
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    It is a concern when the factory can't get it right. As far as I know the painter plans on using Hot Rod Black for the repaint. I don't know the brand, but plan on asking. I wonder if there any particular brand that works better than others?
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for success.
     
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    I agree with you in the sense that I'm not 100% thrilled with the hood (mainly because of the price - $1,799.99 - YIKES! I was hoping to get in on the group buy price of $1,399.99). Although I have had no issues with the 3M Vinyl, I believe (hope) that the Carbon Fiber will be more durable in the long run than the vinyl. In the end, you can't take it with you so go big or go home!
     

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