Thanks! Appreciate the compliment.Gaps do indeed look good, you are doing a nice job with the car!
I never would have guessed but it seems white is a little more difficult to match with the process I used to paint this car.Roger I thought you were keeping it stock. You never see an upper door to fender gap that niceoke: Well mine is close, but it ain't stock.
I can understand your trouble on the white. I've got several commercial steel doors at work which come with a dark grey primer. I'm spraying them white with a Sherwin Williams pro waterbourne multi surface acrylic white, which is thinner than your standard house paint crap. 2 coats should have done it, not quite happy with 3. Still see some variance. If I was starting over I'd try one of their white primers first. For comparison most white fiberglass doors I spray with same white I usually get away with 1 coat. So yeah, more paint is in order as white is difficult on coverage consistency.
Gun cap holes definitely can cause a variance . I like to at least unscrew & hold up to the light pretty often if not actually dropping in my cut off soda can of lacquer thinner & brushing off a few minutes later.....
I have another theory that I thought of might have something to do with my issue and that is that gray seal coat I put on right before the paint. I used SPI gray epoxy with a 1:1:1 mix so it was reduced 50%. SPI directions say to do this and wait one hour before spraying. Some guys on the SPI forum wait the full hour, some do 30 minutes and some just 15 minutes. I probably wasn't consistent with the time I waited in the 3 paint sessions I performed. I think I didn't wait as long on the first paint session. Temperature and humidity conditions were different too. I'm wondering if that sealer coat could have bled into the white paint a little. I don't know but I've now color sanded the entire car (except for the bed which I'm not cutting and buffing). It did seem like there was enough paint on all the panels as I didn't sand thin anywhere.
Change in plans though. I'm going to shoot a couple of coats on the entire car except for the bed. I have enough paint for that and should still have a little left over. That way I know for sure everything will match perfectly.
I color sanded starting out with 400 grit dry and then with 600 wet. Sanding dry with the 400 didn't load up the paper at all so I used my 16" flexible block to maintain the flatness.
Finished that up today and gave it a full washing.
So, it's ready for what I hope will be the final paint session. It will take a while to get the room ready and paper off where I need to on the car. I'll double cover the interior.
Got a rain storm moving in on Friday and Saturday but Sunday looks like it might a good day to paint.
Looks kind of cool in flat white!