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Looking at a 2001 RD688 to purchase. It would get a custom paint job that has become a company trade mark of sorts and upon inspection last week I discovered that the hood is not in the best condition. I am not opposed to a good used hood, but I'm not having an easy time locating one. Can someone tell me if the aftermarket hoods are a good option or should be avoided? The brand I see often is made by Jones. I am concerned about fit and how well they hold up. Anyone have experience with these?

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Interesting.....

 

The hood isn't trashed but it is certainly not near what I want for a finished product. I know glass is a very workable material...maybe a good repair shop would be better money spent. $1500 should go a long want to repairing what I have. The jellcoat process is what I am not familiar with.

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20 hours ago, Wasteaway said:

Wow. I feel like I could be a fiberglass body man now. Awesome advice. Thank you.

This was my final exam in Gelcoat and Fiberglass work. 

 

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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