The front of my car was massively stonechipped from before my ownership (example
) so I had the bonnet and bumper resprayed. I had this done at a backlot independent next to the Alfa specialist I use. A couple of people on here had used them. I'd used them on a previous occasion for the back bumper, sideskirts and a mirror. Everyone was happy.
My paint is Moon Blue/Blu Chiaia di Luna/245A. It looks purple in certain lights, shiny bright blue in others. Here's someone else's picture that represents it well: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
's a first shot. You probably have to look carefully to see anything wrong with that, and I didn't notice at first.
's a more obvious one (1MB pic). Look at the wings.
Now the accuracy of the colour match varies significantly by angle - sometimes it's near perfect, sometimes it's as per that photo. The finish and general work is really good, better than the original (see
) but it's just too light a blue in too many circumstances.
What's more, now that I've seen this, I realise that the earlier mirror job is the same - too light/blue. You can't really tell with the sideskirts/rear bumper because the angles make comparison difficult.
So, what would you do about this? I'll go back and have a chat regardless but I don't really know what to make of it - the fact that it's pretty spot on from the right position makes me think it's one hell of a job to get this right. Do you think it's enough to get the wings blown/blended in, or do you think it's too far off?