To Pre-paint or Not To Pre-paint...
What I'm really asking if I should order my hood pre-painted or get it painted locally? It's a Cervini 1187 hood and while I read that their product is top notch I'm a little worried about the paint not matching. My car is now just over 7 years old and has seen some sun in her day. With that in mind I was going to order it pre-painted for ease of installation and also because when I pay it off in 2014 I'm going to get the whole thing repainted and it probably won't be HP any more. Since I'm going to get it painted again in another year or so anyway I figured it wouldn't be that big of a deal.
I just moved to the Tampa area, so I don't know of any good body shops anyway and planned to take my time researching. I'm ordering the hood and the C-Series Front bumper kit later this month and hope to have my mind made up then. If anyone knows of a shop around here with good pricing and honest folks that would be able to paint/install the hood for $315 or less let me know (I'd be willing to pay a little more to get the hood lock holes drilled out). The added cost of Cervini painting the hood is $350, but after discount it comes out to be $315. Any opinions are appreciated, thanks!
Last edited by Topless Stang; 08-04-2013 at 09:46 AM.