Originally Posted by mosc
Of course the unpainted CF hood is heavier than your stock hood. Painting it makes that problem worse. You are slowing your car down by spending money on added weight with no functional purpose. Put a vinyl wrap on it if you want some crazy look, they're light and cheap and can be taken off when you grow out of adolescence.
Good vinyl wrap can be just as expensive as painting. Stock hood is aluminum. No clue why people constantly want to swap it out for a more expensive and heavy CF hood.