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Old 04-05-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Hoods

Does anyone know much about fiberglass hoods? I do know that if I get a fiberglass hood and paint it the factory color that it will be a shade or two off. Now please forgive my ignorance since I am not a body/paint guy, so would priming the hood in a darker color then painting it work and make it look more dead on. I am being told though that it would be better to paint the fenders as well as the hood to blend it better, Im not a big fan of doing that let me tell you. So is there a better way to get around this? Finally does anyone have an after market fiberglass hood that notices a dramatic shade difference. **** now I feel like I am rambling. If this makes sense please chime in.

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Well, I personally think the best way to get an identical match and for it to look "right" would be to blend the fenders and bumper with the hood...damn near the whole front clip. I'd say with your color just painting the hood would be noticeable when looking at the car up close. The points where the fender, bumper and hood lines meet would give away the shade differences. But if you're not that worried about it or don't want to spend the money you could just get the hood painted.

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The best thing to do would be to paint fade the fenders and bumper. I just had my cousin paint my hood. I cant tell to much due to all of the pollen now. It would have looked better but that would have been a lot of sanding to do although my bumper needs repainting but will probably end up getting a new bumper. Ill be able to tell a lot more when I can wash my car and hood at the same time.
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