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View Poll Results: Flat black hood on a gloss black car?
I think it'll look good 9 56.25%
I think it'll look bad 7 43.75%
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:06 AM
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flat black hood on a gloss black car

Well i'm having troubles deciding on a car color, and being that i made a custom cowl for my car with steel and fiberglass i'm worried about cracking, and the requirement for touch ups. Also i'm not sure i've got everything perfect and as how i'm going to be looking out over the hood, i don't want flaws to be stareing me in the face.

So i was wondering how you guys (and gals) think a flat black hood would look on a gloss black car. Do you think it would be nostalgic, look cool, or look unfinished? I swung it by some friends and they had mixed feelings

the car is a 74 Gran Torino

opinions, ideas and thoughts would be welcome

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Painting the whole hood might look unfinished. Why not put the flat black as a wide stripe on the hood?. That was quite popular in the factory cars back then.
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I think flat black hoods look pretty cool on muscle cars. I think it would work. The suggestion of using flat black stripes would look good too.
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When I think of a non-matching hood (black especially), I think of the ricers and thier Carbon Fiber hoods. IMPO, a flat black on a glossy car will look like a repaired hood. Do I think it will look bad, not at all, but yes, to me it would look unfinished.
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When I think of a non-matching hood (black especially), I think of the ricers and thier Carbon Fiber hoods. IMPO, a flat black on a glossy car will look like a repaired hood. Do I think it will look bad, not at all, but yes, to me it would look unfinished.
if i were to do from a portion in so that the whole hood wasn't flat black, maybe 6" in or something so that it was like a very large stripe like these guys mentioned do you still think it would look unfinished?
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Paint the scoop and forward a satin or semi gloss, and the rest a gloss.

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what about if you paint the scoop and the back part of the hood, but only the same width as the scoop. hope i didnt loose you
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what about if you paint the scoop and the back part of the hood, but only the same width as the scoop. hope i didnt loose you
it's a cowl deal, so it goes all the way back, and all the way forward. and i want to paint the sides and a little where i have to blend in the sides flat/satin/semigloss black. Just wondering how far out to stop

this is a pic of the un-cowled hood, hope it works
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I think the flat black hoods look best when the car is a different color than the flat black hood. LIke how a lot of the MOPARS had them. Where they would use a bright color car and then have the flat black stripes and hood. I've never seen a gloss black car with a flat black hood. MIght be interesting.
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I think the flat black hoods look best when the car is a different color than the flat black hood. LIke how a lot of the MOPARS had them. Where they would use a bright color car and then have the flat black stripes and hood. I've never seen a gloss black car with a flat black hood. MIght be interesting.
ya i thought it would be different, but not sure if it'd be a good different or if there is a reason nobody has done it
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what 77 said ...had one with a green mg. looked good
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What you are describing was very popular in the late sixtie/early seventies on about all muscle cars.





Not very detailed photos but all I could find on short notice. See how the flat black is applied? It doesn't cover the entire panel but shows body color at the edges of the panel. It usually had a stripe around it (flat black) that showed maybe an inch of body color also. Black on black would look good (And I am very particular-except in my women).

I think it would look good myself.

Do a searcrh for MACH I Mustangs and such to see further factory designs.

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yah, i knew about the muscle cars but never saw a flat black on gloss black application, maybe i just never noticed

thanks for the good responses guys
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The entire hood being flat black would look like it's un finished and not attractive IMO. Having some of the hood flat black like what was done on some muscle cars would look cool, actually if it were me I would paint it similar to the Torino KULTUZ posted a picture of. Even though only a small amount of the hood is painted its just enough.
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paint some flat black flmaes over the gloss black hood that would look BADAZZ
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