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  1. BurnOne

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    Any idea how much paint it would take to paint an AFR fiberglass Challenger hood? What about the cost of the paint/clearcoat, etc.? Someone told me I might have to buy a minimum amount to make sure it matches the factory color.

    The reason I am asking is a guy told me he would paint the hood for $150.00 labor if I provided the "materials."

    I'm thinking sand paper, primer, paint clear coat. I have no idea.
     
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    Primer, sealer, Base coat , Clearcoat , Reducer, hardener ect for good stuff guess 400.00 if painting both sides maybe a little less than TorRed.
     
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    BurnOne -
    I had my Speedlogx hood done by an excellent paint shop. The total price was $800.
    The hood fit was good but as with any fiberglass part there was a fair amount of blocking and sanding prior to painting. They did an outstand job and I don't feel that I got ripped off in any way. I guess the labor for the blocking and sanding upped the price a fair amount but the results were well worth it.

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    Forgot to say that this price was for both sides of the hood w/clear on the underside.

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    When I had my Speedlogix hood painted PCP with the scoop flat black it cost $550.00. Both sides clear coated. When I had it repainted HO it cost $500 from the same painter. Excellet job and very happy with fit and shine.
     
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    Prices will vary from shop to shop.
     
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    Thanks!

    I decided to order the Cervini's Shaker Hood Kit (painted) and then take it to the shop that did the original orange stripes. I'm going to let the body shop install the kit and paint a similar design on the hood (in orange).
    They can match the original orange color and make it look like the rest of the car.

    I guess I was trying to be "penny wise and pound foolish."
     
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    I paid dodge paint and body shop 510 bucks to paint and mount my Mopar Shaker hood. I had a local guy offer to do it for 250 bucks... but thats just the hood... If the sides didn't match up to the hood, then they would have to fade in the sides just to make it look right. If I would have taken up the 250 bucks, it would have been a close, but not exact match.
    The way dodge told me (maybe just salesman pitch)... Dodges are made in multiple places. and even though they are same color code. Detroits body shop Sublime Green, is different then Florida's sublime green, even if its just a slight bit.
     
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    To make my car look right I had to have the hood repainted and the fenders and nose blended to match the hood and the rest of the car. Cervinis refunded the cost of their paint job. It was good quality work, but the paint wasn't even close.
     

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