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Old 12-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Paint + Hood = Me Happy

I've been thinking of painting the center of my hood flat black. Last night I decided to say why not and yanked the hood off the Jeep for a few hours. Here's what it looked like:
Hood off and in my shop, taped up and sanded. I followed the existing pinstriping that was already there outlining the hump.



All primed up.



Paint.




Masking removed.




Bolted back on.





Hardware with new paint as well.



Hardware back in place.


All in all it looks awesome!!! I'm happy with it and glad I did it. Start to finish it took a few hours taking my time. Temps got down into the 30's last night, but I had a heater on in the shop keeping it warm enough to paint. While waiting on it to dry I watched a ton of wheeling videos on youtube.

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Old 12-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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looks great! It's always fun to just try a new project. You should post a pic of the whole jeep now though, I want to see lol.

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Old 12-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Nice work. I thought about doing that to my daughters Jeep but went with a Hood insert instead. Either way it looks great!
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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I did mine with wrinkle finish paint and went all the way back to the cowl.
The paint in the photo looks blotchy but after a few days in the sun it evened out.Everyone who has seen it thinks it looks real cool.

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:21 AM   #5
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Here's a good shot out on Pensacola Beach.

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Looks pretty good
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
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You can get flat black hood decals instead of painting it as well.
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Here's a good shot out on Pensacola Beach.

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Looks great, nice job.
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Looks awesome!
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:49 AM   #10
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looks awful, u need to paint it back to body color,,,--
of course just kidding i have always thought that every hood should be painted on these hoods --and yours loookks awsome very nice job,
i just liked it back in the day when i was the only one running around with mine painted,,ahh the good ole days,,lol
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:51 AM   #11
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ohh yea now the headlight bezeles,,and maybe some angry eye thing goin on there
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love it
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:54 PM   #13
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BAP, Thanks man. I'm undecided on doing the bezels or the whole grill. I like the way both look. I may paint my front fenders black once I build the tubes out. I guess we'll see once I get there...
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That looks great, I wonder what it would look like on a blue one...I was thinking of doing this with the rubberized spray, my tow chains holding up the tow bar rub up there pretty fierce.
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That looks great, I wonder what it would look like on a blue one...I was thinking of doing this with the rubberized spray, my tow chains holding up the tow bar rub up there pretty fierce.
Um.... photoshop and idle time......

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