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When you do any paint work repair on a car say repainting a entire drivers front door. If you were to just paint the drivers door you create a hard line(hard color change) at the edges of the door where it meets the other non-painted body panels. So typical practice to blend this in is to also paint the rear portion of the front fender and feather the new paint out as you get to the middle/front of the front fender to blend it into the factory paint. The same is done on the front portion of the rear drivers side door, paint the leading edge and feather the paint out as you get to the middle/rear of the door to blend it in with the original color.

Even if the paint came from the same can, the same painter will never be able to match the color due to several variables. Color varies with how thick the paint is sprayed on. They way the paint lays on the surface changes with weather conditions(temperature, humidity.....). Thus the need to paint extra body panels to blend the repair work in with the original. Seriously be happy they blended it.

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