How much did you pay to get your aftermarket hood painted?
Also what color they are trying to match will make a difference as well. Metal flaked reds being one of the bigger P.I.T.A from what I've been told.If they paint the hood to match the car they well need to blend it into the fenders and front of the car ,,This cost more ,
That's the way a shop does it if they buy the paint from a body shop supply company but if it's a top notch shop that has it's own mixing system and a painter that takes pride in his work it can be panel painted + a hood is easier to panel paint then say a door which has a fender and 1/4 panel to deal with that probably don't match each other from the factory, none of the bumpers match and the dealer will tell you its because they are urethane well the hoods are aluminum and if you go aftermarket most are fiberglass so does that automatically mean that the color isn't going to match!!! Cars are built and painted on a production line so there is bound to be differences. To answer the OP's question, I had my factory T/A hood painted satin black, I bought the paint (45.00) and paid a body shop 50.00 to paint it. No worry of color match and it looks excellent on a Hemi orange car, actually IMO a satin black T/A hood on any color Challenger looks good.If they paint the hood to match the car they well need to blend it into the fenders and front of the car ,,This cost more ,