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Hi Guys;New member here. I'm having a problem getting my F100 pickup hood painted the same on both sides. I'v searched the old posts, but couldn't find the right answer.
Here's what's happening;I live in a remote area with only 3 bodyshops and 6 guys working from their own garages. I would like to have my hood finished and painted on both sides. I'm going to install a reverse hood hinge and I want the inside of the hood to look as well as the outside. I'm having this fellow paint my entire truck dissassembled, piece by piece, and then reassembled. He tells me he can't guarantee that the underside will look as good as the topside. He pointed out to me that there are some ripples and dings that if he was to use filler and smooth it out, that it may crack because of the stresses applied to the hood and the excessive heat from the engine. I find that hard to believe. I've seen some real nice hoods painted on both sides at the F100 Nationals.
Any suggestion will help.
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Hey Guys, this was my first post as a new member and I appriciate your feedback. Sharky we don't need comments like yours. This doesn't help matters out. Adtkart and TurboS10 thank you for responding. My truck is a 53 F100 and the guy doing the work on it has done some great work. Unfortunately, where I live there aren't that many bodymen around. Most of them repair auto insurance type work, if you know what I mean. Still looking for more tech answers to my problem.
Thanks again. :( <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks Troy Curt and the rest of you guys.
The hood is from a 1953 F100 pickup that's being worked on. By far it's one of the finest looking one that I bought at a swap meet. It almost looks like a NOS hood, however it had a couple, may be a few little dings to it, and when it was reworked the first time around, the body guy hammered and dollied the dings out to make the top real smooth (like glass)- but he left the underside with his hammered dings taking out the dings and using very little filler on the top side. Now, maybe I'm asking for the impossible. I want the underside to look as well as the top side. The hood is not rough at all. But when it's painted a dark garnnet maroon (solid color, no metal flake etc.) it may show those dings on the under side. Can you use an all metal filler on these small dings? Or maybe I should notworry about installing a reverse hinged hood and just go with the original hbinges at the cowl sids?
Again thanks fo all your input. This is a great site, and probably will be asking more as my project moves on. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Hi Snkbyt; Where can you buy this Shultz material and what is it? Does it look like undercoating and you say you can paint right over it? Sound good to me, but I need more info about it. By the way your vehicles look real nice. Yeh, this is a great site, especially with guys like you, adtkart,turboS10,Halloweenking and a few others. We can leave Sharky to the sharks.
Thank again. :D
 
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