The air induction hood that came with the car was a cheap aftermarket bonded to an original hood metal frame, it was not painted either. It doesn't fit very well, low in the middle, high at the rear edge. I had it painted flat black so it wouldn't be so obvious.
Anyway, the black is getting boring. I was thinking of adding a stripe in the center or maybe 2 wide stripes starting at the snorkles, extending back to the windshield. Kind of the reverse of the flat black stripes used on 1970 chevelles/Camaros.