Yes its black. So hopefully it matches good. Since it's going to rain the next few days I want to plan my next move. I restored my headlights today and I found some surface rust on the fender. Since I'm going to do the hood also might as well get that out of the way. How should I approach this hood and this surface rust? The hood has clear that's peeling and there's also chips that look like it's going down to the primer not sure as you can see the chips that great . The hood has bird crap on it That's not a chip but there's small chips thereWill be fine outside, sun & heat will be great for it. Epoxy will dry much slower where too thick (Run) . If you're letting it sit a few days, just slightly sand the top of any runs & let dry more, doing worst of it a little at a time. Then days later what's slightly thicker should be dry enough to block out.
Did the fly do the backstroke or swim forwards? There too treat it like a run & gradually sand/ let dry.
Looks like part of your body line in run pic is a little more rounded off than the rest. Pay attention to them when blocking.
Generally you're more likely to have a better color match between 2 parts painting at same time, BUT isn't it a solid color black? Black is actually very forgiving in matching despite all the effort bodywork takes to make it look good.
Would I have to only sand to metal where the clear is peeling and the rock chips are?That hood has adhesion problems below the clear. The only way to increase longevity and chip resistance would be to strip it to the metal, epoxy and paint. The surface rust can be sanded with 80# until clean, epoxy and paint.