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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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Just buy two qts (it'll mix to a gallon with the reducer) Mix it ALL together. Then scuff & shoot the entire car, then clear it. I've had paint not to match before. Several reasons, bad match, different primer color, different amount of coats. So many things can cause this. I would always paint a car with it together. Always mix all the paint together. Just be glad it's your car & not a customer!

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