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Alternative to painting car hood - thick permanent vinyl or......?

By Pinball_Nate

37 days ago


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    #5 37 days ago

    Wrap needs paint to adhere to.
    Its tough to apply by yourself (I tried).
    I sanded with 220 and painted it Matte Black (spray can lacquer.)
    Came out great.
    The "Black Hood Movement" is growing on the East Coast.

    #8 36 days ago

    I have seen several hoods painted with the Matte Black Bed coating and they look good.
    Very durable coating, easy to apply.
    Be sure to clean the surface with Naptha after sanding to remove all wax.
    Still would like to try wrap again, the good news is enough 3M 1080 wrap to do your hood would only be 30-45 dollars.
    Some great videos on youtube showing how to do it.
    3M has the carbon fiber,two types. I did my dash trim in the 4K looks killer.
    Ordered from Metrorestyling, great service.

    #9 36 days ago

    Metro Restyling shows all the styles of 3M, the only Brand I would consider after a lot of research.
    They say you have to apply it over paint, my experience was different.
    I sanded all the clear coat off and then wet sanded with 400 till it was baby smooth.
    Even though I messed it up applying(wrinkles I could not get out with heat gun and squeegee, necessary to have) the stuff was ON THERE.
    It was extremely hard to remove. If there is enough old paint/primer to cling to it will hold.
    Deep pits will telegraph through though.
    The experience of a bad job was worth the 40 bucks in knowledge when I try again (with two people this time)

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