The first photo shows the side after the base coat has been applied. It doesn’t look too bad in this photo because white is a very forgiving color, but the base coat has dried quite flat. This is normal for base coat because it is the clear that adds the pop and sizzle to the finish.
The second photo clearly (no pun intended) demonstrates what I mean. The first photo looks, well, ok … the but the second one show how the clear coat gives the paint the depth and shine one expects.
Tomorrow the rest of the truck comes to the shop so we can remove the damaged side and replace it with this one. A little one day job to finish out the week on a high note.