So I forgot to post this, but last week I picked up an XT hood for $100. Originally the person wanted $200 for the hood but over that last weekend a tree fell over and hit the hood on the left side at the very edge where the hood attaches to the car. (If you look on your car its the pointy part of the hood that is at the most left part near your windshield.)
It honestly wasnt that badly damaged at all, but he dropped the price to $100 because of this. So after picking it up I used a rubber mallet and a vise to straighten it up. The underside bonnet (what gives the hood its rigidity) was not effected at all, just the top cover layer. I easily straightened it out and then used some body filler to smooth it out.
While I had the bondo out I decided why not fix some curb rash?
After doing this I sanded and primed the wheels. I HATE the hypersilver color they come in, so before I mount tires on the wheels (whenever that happens) I will paint them a dark grey. But as for now they are just primed and waiting a sand and basecoat.
For the hood I was planning on painting it and getting it mounted right away. I sanded it down, primed it, sanded the primer and began putting on a base coat. I used Rustoleum Aluminum paint. This is a super close match to PSM and for only $4 a can is a great deal compared to the $22 paint scratched color matched cans.
After the last coat I began to let it dry, but then my younger brother accidentally got a tennis ball onto the paint job and ruined the whole thing. So I just waited for the hood to dry and I put it on the side of the house. Ill have to retry the paint job later. Alot of work (and money) wasted. :icon_confused:
So Im either going to try again later when I become less busy, (probably in a month) or ill go with a different plan. Too bad I couldnt get the hood on the car this week though and start working on that Top mount transmission cooler.