if your supplier has a toner bank you should make a habit of bringing a gas cover and start with your standard formula and test it outside. If you can't spray a spray out then match it with your stick. This is technically a metamerism but not really considered one as you're not gonna drive it under the lights you shot it in meaning in most cases you wouldn't have this problem with a toner bank and color corrected lamp, not to mention it's single stage! You'd usually consider it being metamerism when it matches outdoors but looks funky under street lights or anything that's not color corrected to emulate the sun. Best to spray a spray out but without a toner bank you're gonna have to do what you can and developing a relationship with your jobber is crucial cause they'll be willing to spend more time with you getting a match thru different variants but that's not the problem here. THe problem here is you tried to do a butt match with metallic and single stage. The fact it looked good in the light is just a problem with your lights, nothing else.
basically, if that's metallic there's no way you'll get that to match a single stage, as Martin said. The flake depth of single stage is like looking at it on a piece of paper and it will never match, whereas as a two stage has depth to the flakes, appears more 3d, and shinier. FLake depth greatly affects the color of metallic so it's no surprise that the door with the missing handle is your single stage where the flake stands closer to the surface making it lighter in color.
Last edited by tech69; 05-29-2011 at 02:31 AM.