So i just finished up color matching my satoshi grill last night, it was chrome now its magnetic gray. Everything looked like it was coming out great but my clearcoat looks pretty dull, not very shiny or deep at all, i also have some orange peel and its a little hazy. Im looking for some expert advice or some input from people who have colormatched before. So its been less than 24 hours since i finished the clear and i havnt polished yet so im sure it will shine more after i polish and maybe even wax, but it doesnt look like i am going to be able to even get it close to the factory. I knew it wouldnt be perfect when i decided to do it but i should be able to get it close. So heres what i did...
Scuffed chrome real good with 400 grit, cleaned with rubbing alcohol
3 light coats of duplicolor adhesion promoter, let dry 10 mins
2 medium coats gray sandable filler primer, let dry 6 hours
Wetsanded with 400 then 800 grit, cleaned (this came out perfect and smooth)
3 light coats duplicolor colormatch let dry 24 hours
3 more light coats of duplicolor, let dry for 30 minutes
3 light coats of clear at least ten minutes in between then one medium-heavy final coat
So my plan is to wet sand with 2000 grit tomorrow then clean and polish but i am skeptical and i might have to clear again.
My last spray paint job was on the inner lip of my satoshi grill, i used krylon fusion gloss black and krylon triple thick clear and the finish came out mint, nice and glossy and reflective with no polishing. I just wish i knew why my clear coat this time sucked haha, to light? To thick? Or am i just impatient and it will look nice when its fully cured and polished. Help me!!!