First time sprayed the rear cover glowed a bright white, second time we did a spray out panel and it looked good for a match out in the sun. Re-sprayed the bumper and it is still off too much to be acceptable.
I don't have the details as I am at home but if anyone is familiar with this particular color do you have any suggestions before we blend the quarters(which the boss wants to do but i think the blend will look like cr@p).
He sprays wax and grease remover over the panel instead of clear so he can see what it will look like when it is clearcoated. If it needs more midcoat, he simply lets the wax and grease remover dry, applies more midcoat, and checks it again. If multiple applications of midcoat never matches the part he is trying to match, he determines whether it is the basecoat or midcoat he needs to tint. He tints as he thinks he needs to and repeats the process until he gets the color match he is looking for.
Once he has matched the color, he takes the panel in the spraybooth with him. Instead of counting coats, he holds the spray out panel that he knows matches to the part, both with no clear applied, so he is comparing apples to apples. When the uncleared spray out panel matches the uncleared part he is painting, he knows that when he does clearcoat it, it will match. It works every time.