try cost of living up north vs south ??? So its NOT ridiculous afterall. I could live the life style of D. Trump down south. :hihi:1200 to paint a hood is ridiculous. I remember the thread that went around about this, FAST5, so save it. It's still ridiculous and can only happen where people will pay for it. My V CF hood was painted for a fraction of that and is perfect! It's a 2 hour job at max if the hood has to be entirely rough-up/prepped.