Originally Posted by aermotor
Yea that's what I figured. Paint color is the Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl.
I think going with a new hood may be the better way as at least the whole thing will look right color wise, and hopefully they can match the Mopar color.
Still metallic but being darker the shade diffs wont show. They would spray the whole hood if they repaired it, which they will. The color is not the issue. The problem is the metal flakes within and the thickness of the layer put down combined with the sprayer used. It all makes it real tough to tell the panel wasn't repainted. I am quite hopeful knowing its the black that you wont notice difference.
They replaced my fender well trims since they wouldnt stay adhered and they are now a darker Deep Cherry Red Crystal than the fenders. Looks like lipstick, really.
Again, the balck really really helps not show this difference. Make absolutely sure that you only take delivery of the finished product on a sunny day outdoors. No indoor delivery nor cloudy day. Trust me, its the only way to evaluate the paint job for matching.
Oh ya and they may just replace the hood if the time/material to repair is less than/close to a new one.