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Painting hood and lower panels black
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Want to paint my hood and lower body panels for more aggressive look.  Can't decide on BOSS full blackout or just center typical NASCAR.  Changes don't matter because nothing except trans and rear match the build sheet.  Also on the fence about gloss or matt finish.  Help with feed back.

Alan L.

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Both versions are nice. It's a matter of personal preference. I personally prefer the Contoured NASA style. Either way it has to be Matt finish, NO GLOSS for me. I used a low gloss clearcoat over the blackout.

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I just did mine with hot rod black. I'm very happy with the sheen

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I agree with SEM Hot Rod Black. That is what I used and have found it to be very durable. I can even clean it with Mothers Quick Detailer with no effect on the sheen. Not sure if it is still available, but SEM also have a matching clear coat for Hot Rod Black. The only issue might be thickness build up at the edges. My painter didn't use it for that reason.
If you look at my pic, you will notice an all too common Bo-Bo. The front of the black-out 1/4" stripe is supposed to be 2" from the very front of the hood trim, not the hood itself. Again, my painter missed this detail as the trim piece was not yet installed, so it is what it is, but I can save you from this mistake. There are templates available to get the shape correct. I got mine and my stripe kit from Graphics Express in Florida. If you chose not to go that route, the 1/4" stripe around is set 1/2" from the main body black-out and 6" in from the hood edges all the way to the curve. If these are not done at least somewhat right, they look horrible imo.
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No vote on a gloss finish for the hood. Sun glare would be a killer.
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#6
The whole idea of black or argent on the hood is to kill the glare. Just do not get near it with wax which is not really needed anyway.
Last year I did a rub off of my original hood for a member. He found that all the current templates had the incorrect radius on corners and were not correct. He took the rub off to a supplier that cut him correct one. I would have to go measure some I wish I was still working I could rub off do a scan and send a file that could be reproduced to correct size.
I think a shiny hood insert takes a lot away from our cars also made up incorrect shapes do not look right. The only other paint scheme I like is the Mexican version of the Mach 1 in 73 that was TuTone paint and looks right.
The picture of the car clean was made in the 80's before I put in the barn. The digital pictures look different for sure. I had just wiped the hood off with clean water to do the rub off.
Hey the Maverick Grabber sitting beside it had black out hood also. BTW it is a NASA hood not NASCAR, lol. Named so because NASA developed the shape of the openings during development of rockets had the best airflow of any shape tested.
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David

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not2old, Just as Rich stated, both versions look great, It's just a matter of personal preference. I'm more of a fan of the Mach1 NASA paint style. While more of a PIA to get the hood front contours correct, it sure looks good! Unfortunately most of the stencils being offered as correct are not. The two I've heard being the best and closest to correct are Graphics Express in Florida (check Geoff"s hood) and Phoenix Graphix which I understand patterned their stencil from a forum members original J code 71 Mach1. The Boss hood reminds me a lot of the early 340 Dusters hood treatment. There again, just an opinion and not a slam against either style. Both have their place in the food chain!

I'm sure which ever style you choose will look great when done properly.


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My hood is painted with high gloss black/clear coated, standard NASA shape. It is really no difference than if it didn't have the black and was just the high gloss blue like the rest of the car.

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(05-22-2018, 12:21 PM)secluff Wrote: not2old, Just as Rich stated, both versions look great, It's just a matter of personal preference. I'm more of a fan of the Mach1 NASA paint style. While more of a PIA to get the hood front contours correct, it sure looks good! Unfortunately most of the stencils being offered as correct are not. The two I've heard being the best and closest to correct are Graphics Express in Florida (check Geoff"s hood) and Phoenix Graphix which I understand patterned their stencil from a forum members original J code 71 Mach1. The Boss hood reminds me a lot of the early 340 Dusters hood treatment. There again, just an opinion and not a slam against either style. Both have their place in the food chain!

I'm sure which ever style you choose will look great when done properly.


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Hey Steve, Reminds me of a 69 Boss hood.Lets keep it in the family....  Big Grin


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Lol! You got me Rich. Really hated to put a non Ford illustration to compare to the 71 Boss hood. The Duster, which was plentiful in our town and some of my friends owned, was the only thing I could think of.  I had seen so few 69 Boss cars I had totally forgotten about the hood treatment on them. Now I can remove the Duster picture from my picture file!!   Big Grin

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