Sounds like the perfect excuse to buy a "nice" aftermarket cowl hood. I have a very deep 8" long scratch in the front of my hood, I have a hood "bra" covering it up, I didn't do it, I bought it that way, but I plan to buy a Goodmark second design cowl hood. The way I figure it, I would have to pay for the hood to be preped for paint, plus the paint job. If I buy a good quailty aftermarket hood, not only is it going to look a lot better than stock, but I won't have to pay for the paint prep, just the paint. But make no mistake, you get what you pay for, don't buy cheap shit, stick with Goodmark.Arkansasdime said:i have a dent in my hood from pushing on it to hard when i close it..it is caved in a little on one side of the mark..what is the best way to fix this?