Full gallery including the first (failed) attempt at a repaint here:
2 years ago a kid chucked a chunk of concrete out of a city park trying to smash windshields. Thankfully 1) he missed and 2) Kia builds these hoods like bank vaults. I finally got around to fixing the dent and decided to try painting a whole body panel for the first time. I learned a lot, most importantly that I didn't know what I was doing. Second time seemed to work well though, and here I am.
During this process, I had the inspiration for a Firebird screaming chicken homage decal of a hamster breaking a treadmill. I designed it, sent the .svg file to a friend who cuts vinyl, and he has the idea to make it a set. Once the paint fully cured, the set was installed including the TransHam fender decal he came up with.
It's a good 20 foot paint job but it's not perfect. This was a fun learning experience though.