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Custom painted hood - NEED OPINIONS

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I replaced my T/A hood with one (OEM) I had custom painted. I know many of you like the T/A hood but that's not what I'm asking about.
Do you like the extra black trim I had them put around the edges? I used a similar design style to the CF stripes but just a little different - so I wanted it to be easily identified as a paint job. The trim make it just unique enough in my opinon. I gave you some hood only shots and some on the car. The hood does need to be redone because the center line is off and before I have them repaint it - possibly exactly like this again - I wanted you all to get a chance to jump in. Please be honest as it will be done once and for all when I make a final decision.
My opinion - I think the black trim removes having to possibly blend the fenders. I think it squares up the hood and makes it look old school. I also think it makes it stand out.
I also had a new grille with badges installed, a Brute Force CAI put in, painted the engine Hemi Box and installed my Solo exhaust. When I figure out how to upload a .mov file I'll let you hear that because I have questions there as well.
P.S. I understand if this post must be moved to the EXT Mods but I really wanted as many opinions as quick as possible as the body shop is waiting for me to decide.

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Not so much, maybe I have to get use to it .
 

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Nah, the giant square's not for me. MAYBE leave the sides for the outlining, but definitely not the front and back outlines - those kind of kill the flow for me. Center looks good. Flat/satin to match the strobes on the side would also be hawt.
 

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I like the painted decal effect, but Im not liking the trim.The paint job looks great...like liquid glass.
 

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not liking it... wanna sell your TA hood?
 

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another no on the trim
 

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Looks like I "dodged" - get it - a bullet here. Had the center red stripe been straight (he painted it away from the car so it didn't line up with the hood emblem) I would have been stuck with it. Now I get a free re-do. So, am I right in hearing the center pattern is nice though? The trim opinion is a clear negatory. I took a shot, I'm no artist I guess. That's why this forum is so great.
 

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Not trying to be rude but, do you like it? Really thats all that matters, I get that maybe you want to show us what you have come up with and get some opinions, but dont let others dictate what to do with your own car. If you like it stick with it, if you dont then try something else. Just my opinion. Dont worry about what others think.
 

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Dad, or son. I do/did like it. I pictured it in my mind and took a chance. But liking it right now may be different than liking it for years. There is apparently something that just doesn't seem to fit and, over time, I think I would have realized that.
 

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Don't really care for it. Chops up the flow of the hood. Completely matte black though...........
 

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no on the black edging
 
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