ok good day today... mostly.
For the most part, the paint my dad and I sprayed is a perfect match to the paint that was painted years ago by a "professional" Here's the problem. One side of the trunk matches the rear quarter panel perfectly, but the other side doesn't. It's like the "pro" didn't get enough paint on the driver's side, so it worries me to do the colorsanding to brng out the shine.. I dont think the paint is thick enough
The good news is because we dont ahve to do as much blending as I thought we might, we have enough paint so we can afford the use more on that half of the trunk
We're so frustrated wth the quality of the "pros" work. After looking at it, it's MUCH worse than what my dad and I have been doing. it looks like he didn't do any colorsanding, he just hit some parts with a buffer, and we need to respray the edges of one door because he has primer showing through on three of the four edges. I had to take a fender we thought was all ready to put on the car outsdide and colorsand and buff it, to see if there was enough paint on it before we hit primer. We have no idea how many coats of paint are on it.. we paid for 3, but from the way the door looks, we didn't get what we paid for.
anyway, here's the pics from today, It was nice getting the car outside
you can see here the difference betwen the drivers side and the passenger side of the trunk..
by the way, in this pic... the back 75% of the quarter panel has NOT been buffed, just sanded.. we only buffed next to where the door would go to check the match..