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Boss painted

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Check this out guys. After 16 months of body prep and engine and front end rebuilding by 70 Boss 302 was ready for paint. Decided to go basecoat/clear. Since it's a sold color (grabber yellow) I painted it disassembled. I first bought 1& 1/2 gallons of paint and did the inside and under the hood and fenders and on top of the hood and trunk. Looked like I was not going to have enough paint left so I bought 1/2 gal more and mixed it with what I had left. I painted the rest of the Boss. One of the best paint jobs I ever did, smooth as glass but here's the catcher. I reassemble the car and the colors don't match. In the sun the hood is a beautiful grabber yellow and the rest of the car looks like a not quite ripe banana. Really looks like CRAP. I've decided to re-paint but I haven't talked to the paint store. Don't know quite what to say. I don't feel it was my fault but I should have known better than to mix paint. $400 down the drain plus all the prep work again.
What do you guys suggest? Hopefully someone can learn from this.
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david, david, david

why didn't you email me first!!! been there, done that. you ALWAYS mix ALL the paint to come up with one consistent color and THEN set at least a pint to a quart aside for touchup, minor fender benders. At any rate, did you already apply the clearcoat? If not, it is simply a matter of wet sanding down the entire car and reapplying the basecoat. if you have applied the clearcoat, you MAY be apply to wet sand it also and reapply the basecoat IF you took all the old paint off from before. What paint did you use? Paints such as Dupont and PPG have websites with all the tech data on their various types of paints that tell you what you can AND can't do. let me know....

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