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    Aftermarket SS hood

    Hey guys, I just bough a ss hood for my z from Pershing autobody through eBay and wanted to know if anyone has dealt with them before. Also what kind of issues might I face as far as fitment, paint matchin etc... Are these typically issues with our cars? Thanks!

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    When you have your bodyshop install the hood, they will determine what gaps to fill and how to match the paint. Some fiberglass hoods have imperfections which could cause gaps where the hood meets the nose of the car, or could have high spots. Get some quotes from some reputable shops in your area. The best shops have the most knowledge.

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    I got the hood on and it fits great, it took an hour to adjust though. I am now trying to find out if the fenders will have to blended. The quoted me $250 a fender!

    Here is a pic!
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    Probably won't be cheap if a shop wants to blend the paint.

    Since it's base/clear, you can't simply feather it in. Once you spray even a partial panel with paint to blend,,,the entire thing will still need scuffed down and re-clear the entire panel,,,even if you only painted part of it to blend. It adds to the cost.

    Base/clear is a pain that way. No simple touch ups. Best bet to save alot of work is to find a good shop that can custom match the paint and get it as close as possible,,,,just paint the hood and call it good. Depending on the color will determine the best approach.

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    fixed photo link

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    Hmmm...now you have me wondering how that hood would look in pewter, but with the scoop insert being left flat black as I have never seen a paint scheme like that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Hmmm...now you have me wondering how that hood would look in pewter, but with the scoop insert being left flat black as I have never seen a paint scheme like that before.
    Do you mean like those stickers some people put on??

    I think maybe they are called Manta stripes or something. There is a mat black decal that can be done one of 2 ways, or both. Either the mat black decal covers the inside sculpt of the scoop in front of the air entrance, or there is a mat black decal that basically covers the outside of the scoop.

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    Just the inside of the scoop...but in flat black. I've never seen a flat black insert on an SS before. Give it a lil rodder look.

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    Ah yes,,,,the mat black stickers are out there just for the inside of the scoop. I looked it up,,places like Hawks Third Gens sells them. They call them Manta stripes. They sell them for the outside or inside, or both.

    I agree, it's a good look. It's also relatively cheap to do. They sell them for $39. I was contemplating doing just the inside on my wifes SS that is Sebring Silver. Thought it would make a nice contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Probably won't be cheap if a shop wants to blend the paint.

    Since it's base/clear, you can't simply feather it in. Once you spray even a partial panel with paint to blend,,,the entire thing will still need scuffed down and re-clear the entire panel,,,even if you only painted part of it to blend. It adds to the cost.

    Base/clear is a pain that way. No simple touch ups. Best bet to save alot of work is to find a good shop that can custom match the paint and get it as close as possible,,,,just paint the hood and call it good. Depending on the color will determine the best approach.
    Thanks for the tips, sounds like you have done this before?

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    I've painted a few cars

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    Looks like a really nice hood. How about a pic of the underside?

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    Didn't even think of it, I will post one next week after I get the brake caliper painted and some new headlights. Also a few more minor things. Can't wait until she's back on the road!

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    Good deal I will be watching for the pics.

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    Does the hood have a steel reinforced latch?

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    not quite sure what you mean. i used the old latch off of the stock hood as well as the stock mounts for the supports when the hood is open. there is metal backing behing the fiberglass where all the bolts are mounted so it is not just secured with fiberglass. does that answer the question?

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