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Is $400 clear bra job FULL HOOD a scam?

OCR1

Active Member
Jan 28, 2018
3,768
4,291
Southern California
I paid $500 for a complete ceramic coating when other companies were quoting thousands of dollars. I would check references and see what others have experienced with the shop. I think a lot of shops charge exorbitant prices for bras, wraps and coatings. It’s not rocket science.
 

earthwormjim

Member
Jun 25, 2019
277
266
California
Full hood, as in just the hood is done? Or is the front bumper, and fenders included?

If just the hood, that seems reasonable, it's not very hard to do a hood. If it's the whole front, then that doesn't seem reasonable. Material cost alone for the whole front is close to $400. That doesn't leave much of anything for labor.
 

acarney

Active Member
Jul 9, 2019
2,898
1,886
Richland, WA
I came here to say the same thing. If it's the HOOD, then ya, that seems fine. If it's front fender and front corners back to the front doors and full hood (and even headlights) then that is way out of range. I think my shop quoted like $795 or something if I just wanted that done. It's a lot of labor to do a good job.
 

aplusautoMD

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Feb 5, 2020
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Forest Hill Maryland
$400 for a hood in suntek sounds like a good deal. I would tell someone about the same, maybe $500 with all edges wrapped. You get what you pay for with these services, an inexperienced installer can actually do more damage to your car if they aren’t careful. I would make sure you find a reputable shop with more than zero reviews. We also remove and replace the hood ‘T’ emblem with every PPF job. Gives it a much cleaner look. And no, installing film is not rocket science, but the results speak for themselves when installed properly, and if you’re paying for a $60K+ car, you should want your PPF to look good!
 

Timmygp

Member
Dec 7, 2019
37
14
Louisiana
Found this in Houston - looks legit

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