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has anyone else had issues with paint chipping on their Super Black cars?
i have an 03 which has 50,000 miles; the front and hood are completely covered with chips. it started chipping little by little after i first got it, and now it needs to be repainted. i should have brought it to the dealer's attention when it started, but i didn't know it would get as bad as it has. only other car i had this problem on before was a Volkswagen Passat back in 92.
my 83 K5 blazer with 200,000 miles looks better.
|Yes chips are gonna happen, mine looks like I drove thru a picket fence. In retro spect I wish I had the dealer install a clear bra before I drove it off the lot. Now, I just deal with it. If you do get your bumper resprayed I'd get the clear bra but make sure the paint is fully cured before install. I had a friend who had one installed on hers after she got it repainted, and it lifted the paint right off the bumper. Good luck|
i expect some chips, but this is ridiculous...especially for how it's driven. out of 20 cars i've owned over the past 29 years, i've never had one chip like this...and i drove in Texas for 20 years.
this is the only issue i've ever had with the car.
whenever it gets repainted i'll definitely get the clear bra installed. a coworker had it installed on his mazda speed 6; it looks good and no chips. but how does the paint look after awhile, and how does it look compared to the rest of the car? if you keep the rest of the car waxed, what do you do with the plastic coated part?
|I think the reason that your Blazer looks better is that it is much higher above the ground. That extra height means it comes in contact with less bouncing rocks and gravel. I don't have a super black Z (mine is CS) but I still have tons of rock chips. I think its not due to crap paint by Nissan, I think its just the wide low design of the front end. If you look closely, I think you'll notice that there are more chips as you go down, indicating that the height is the cause. I think its something that happens with sports cars with a low wide stance. Nature of the beast so to speak.|
|I guess as an experiment, you could try having the bumper repainted with another brand of paint. If the new paint doesn't get as many rock chips that will isolate the paint as the cause. Mine is so bad that I have a new bumper cover waiting for paint. They are almost cheaper than the labor to strip the old one. Hopefully, if the paint is the cause, the new paint will be better and I won't get as many.|
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