vinyl, pins and paint

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Appearance' started by rednug, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. rednug

    rednug Hellcat Member

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    I know some aren't a big fan of the SRT Hellcat vinyl on the back, but the wife had the final say on that. I originally wanted to wrap the hood, but then I thought hood pins would look pretty cool too. I was thinking I didn't want to poke holes in my stock hood so I got an other hood. The stock hood will be come wall art or something, maybe for sale. So, instaead of a wrap, i got it painted. I think the whole package looks pretty tough.
     
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    Dances With Empties Gold Member

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    Before you painted the hood, did you have any problem with the glare in the eyes coming from the white hood?..
     
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    rednug Hellcat Member

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    there were a couple times that happened. nothing a pair of sun glasses couln't fix. ;) When I did get glare in the eyes, I did think to myself, "I wouldn't have this problem with a black matt finished hood." Ha, I only got the black hood for safety reasons.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the huge graphics for myself but I think your car looks nice (graphics and all).

    Enjoy the car!
     
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    looks nice except for the 3' hc logo on the back......it looks better on white than it does on other cars....and at least you didnt go with the glow in the dark version

    your car, do what you want with it
     
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    Nice...! Did you buy a factory hood pin kit? If so, can you reply with the pn? Also, how did the pin install go? Are there any abrasion marks from the pin lanyard on the front facia? Thanks-
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    white and black combos look good. You have to let us know how you like the hood pins
     
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    i wouldnt drill holes in my hood...i assume its aluminum so wont rust, but also wonder if the cable will scratch up the hood too when your going 100mph it has to move?

    its a retro thing that has no meaning in todays world......your hood isnt going to come up on you ever
     
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    I would love to see some close up pics of the hood pins, top, bottom and pin mounting location. Thx
     
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    The lanyard (cable) should be plastic coated
     
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    Rednug came by my house today to let me check out his mods in person and wow they did a great job!! I was considering wrapping my hood, I have ivory HC as well, but hell no I am painting it just like his. Perfect match to his rear spoiler, I think he said the paint is Hot Rod black? I think? Hood pins fit and trim was top notch as well. Don't recall what brand.

    If any of you are considering painting your hood this is the color hit him up I'm sure he'll tell you exactly what it was. Nice job Rednug!
     
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    Thanks HellcatOK

    Yeah, i wasn't trusting myself to poke holes in this hood. That's why I took it to a body shop. And, just in case, if I ever wanted to go back to stock, I bought an other hood to poke holes in.

    Had I not have seen several other cars that have this Mopar style lanyard (cable) hood pin kit on those cars that I know, and they have been on those cars for a number of years with no noticable issues of the lanyard destroying the paint or facsia, I would not have done this. But, because knowing what I know, or not knowing enough, depends how you look at it, I felt comfortable having a quality body shop paint the hood and install the hood pins.

    The paint is from PPG and its called Hotrod Black topcoat
    Hood pin p/n from Dodge: 82214260 Latch Kit
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    I will get a picture or two of what it looks like under the radiator cover where the pin is attached. it's a nice setup that Mopar has
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    4510 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I've run hood pins on my R/T for nearly 20k miles. My Matte Black goes to the leading edge. I have just started seeing some scuffing on the black paint. (which is softer than the clear coat factory paint.

    Matte painted looks good.. but fellas you gotta be REAL careful. You scuff your clear coat someplace and a little paint correction buffing and you are good to go. You scuff the black... you are screwed. There isn't anyway to "buff" it out.

    Be VERY careful pulling the hood pings out....

    I use a special spray to clean the hood. Spray it down after washing the car and wipe it. Sort of like instant detailer but meant for the matte finish.
     
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