Hood Painting Cost

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by scramblr, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Juice

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    Now that seems reasonable.
    Body shop who put my Cervini hood on said its the best quality glass hood out there.
     
  2. Mustang Sam

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    I had Cervini’s paint my hood and underside D3 Torch Red. I thought the color match was perfect. Paint lay down was better than OEM. The hood fit and finish were excellent. On the negative side, the promised delivery was a joke. I had ordered the hood well in advance of when I needed it. They were total jerks with the delivery. It arrived a month past promised date. This was several years ago long before shortages and COVID excuses.
     
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  3. crjackson2134

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    When I lived in SA, I used Lone Star paint/body. They worked/painted several cars for me. It’s been a couple or three decades since, but they were tops back then.
     
  4. Greg D

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    Scramblr - I've been considering a Cervini's Shelby hood in order to get the heat extractor feature for my FR500S. I live just up the road from you in New Braunfels. If you DO get the Cervini's hood, I'd sure like to see it before you do any more prep work to it, especially if you get the Cervini's prep/paint.

    My alternative is to buy heat extractor louvers and install them on my stock hood.

    Please let me know if we can get together.
     
  5. Kyle2115

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    Quality Finish Solutions
    830 899 2004
    Over near Canyon Lake.
    Does beautiful work. Fixed my woman's bumper, she'd hit a curb stop and sprung it loose on both sides at the fenders.
    Another place quoted her a couple of grand.
    He did it, and replaced the torn up air sweep underneath for $400.
    Matches paint beautifully too.
    Fixed my buddies 2018 maroon Chevy pickup, matched it perfectly.
    Worth giving him a call.
     
  6. Juice

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    I have that exact hood. The vents come with block offs, so if installed as designed, the vents are non functional.
    I left the blockoff plates out, makimg the vents functional. I made a partial blockoff to keep rain water from dripping on the pcm connectors.
     
  7. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Good conversation...figured it'd be a dead subject with these cars. I actually live in New Braunfels, so Greg, yes, that would not be a problem. Kyle...just gave them a call and left a message. Will find out more when they call back.
     
  8. Parker Lewis

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    I'm about an hour north of San Antonio. I just went through this last summer with the hood on my 2001. It's an OEM 2003 Mach 1 hood, I closed the factory Mach 1 scoop hole with a fiberglass patch, body filler, block sanded, etc. then I took it to body shops to get quotes for the final finish and paint. If Cervini can paint it for $550 then let them, unless this is a Barret-Jackson or Riddler car.

    Quotes I got in summer of 2021 ranged from $350 up to $1k.

    Number one tip - don't go to the mass production insurance body shop places, they're all about getting cars in and out, not custom work to please a "car guy". You need to find some places that are more mom and pop style, that'll be the best price and the owner will likely be the guy doing the work. I agree, it doesn't have to be perfect but it's gotta be pretty damn good.

    Toss the hood in the bed of your truck, or your neighbors truck, and go over near the airport or industrial areas and find about 4 or 5 small body shops within a 10 minute drive of each other. That's what I did. I said hey I got this hood here come check it out, how much to finish and paint it, and show me some of your other work so I can see if you know which end of the paint gun to hold......in the end I paid a guy $600 and the hood looks mint. He also did my side skirts for that price. There was no written estimate, no office staff, and no T-shirts to sell at the front desk.
     
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  9. scramblr

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    Great post! I'm going to get a couple of more quotes, but like you said, for $550 and the average good reviews about Cervinis' prep/paint, I think it's worth the try.
     
  10. Juice

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    Cervini Heat extractor hood.
    The grilles come silver, the block offs black. I painted the grilles black. This was the best pic I could find on short notice.
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  11. Greg D

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    Juice - your car looks GREAT! Have you been able to confirm that the heat extractors actually do the job? I like that hood but the racers with louvers are saying to install the louvers as far back/centered as possible.

    Scramblr - call me when we can get together: 830-MAX-FORD. I live just off FM-1863.

    Kyle - I drove past Quality Finish Solutions just yesterday. I've put them in my phonebook.
     
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  12. Juice

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    I have not been able to see any difference in cooling with the hood. I have also added the boss factory oil cooler. I cant tell if that is even worth the effort. It may make a 10* difference on track. I have not had any heat issues before the hood and oil cooler were added, or after. I think the hood atleast lets air out from under the hood and reduce aero-drag.
     
  13. Midlife Crises

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    I added these to the stock hood of my 2010 GT. I can not claim any reduction in under hood temperature.

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  14. scramblr

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    That's what I did a couple of years ago and can't see any difference in temps. I ended up not liking the look, hence getting the new hood...well, that and I'm going to need more clearance in the not too distant future.
     
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  15. MrBhp

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    I don't think I would let cervini paint mine. If the fit is off, you're either stuck with it or paying someone to fit it and to touch-up. And red can be problematic, seems to always need a drop or two more of orange, or just the opposite. Good news is you'll only notice it when you look at it. Lol.

    If I were still in Texas I could hook you up. Painted mine myself.

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  16. MrBhp

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    This is what I mean about the orange content in red paint. I was the third painter to do the bumper on this Vette. The first one was by the local large shop and the color match was horrible. Second one was by the dealer and it delaminated. Mine was the best one. She was happy, I really wasn't. The color is close, but not perfect.

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  17. Greg D

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    Scramblr, would you be interested in selling your hood to me? I'd have the option of experimenting with louvers if I had an extra hood.
     
  18. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Absolutely, but looking at March. I'm going out of the country in March and want to make sure I'm here when the new hood arrives. So ordering in February since it's taking 6-8 weeks.
     
  19. Greg D

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    March would be fine. You have my phone no. Let me know. Thanks!
     
  20. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Just ordered the hood and having them paint it. Cervinis said they're running about 5-6 weeks, so we'll see.
     
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