Got it back today and it looks great. His used a different meter, which he told me was top of the line and will display the depth of each layer of pain and it confirmed the initial findings.
He did experiment on a few small areas with some 3000 grit and couldn't make much of a difference without significantly thinning the clear so he stopped.
So the orange peel is still there but man, the paint looks incredible. Now for the clear bra for the entire front end. Also need to figure out which tint to go with.