LIke I said, it's dependent on the incident light. I guess the pearl paint is a b**** to match on plastic . The pearl on the cladding glistens just like the pearl on the metal..Base ,pearl and clear... Done at a Hot Rod custom body shop. Their paint work is flawless... Well at least to me...YMMV I'm ok with the results..Even if the paint isn't a perfect match, I do like it more than the bare cladding.