no, but Nissan will be pretty much unwilling to help you. I work for a dealership, and have never seen paint be coverd under warranty. oh btw, my car is black, but I got tired of buffing it, so I don't even wash it anymore.
Exact same problems here. The worst spots is the trunk and roof around the sunroof area. Faded. The hood looks bad in angles too. I think Nissan ****ed up all their superblacks cause everyone I've seen never looks good unless it's been garaged.
My car is faded around the sunroof and around the washer jets. Ive had the car buffed twice, and it doesn't look that bad. I usually wax the car each time I wash it. I use the 3 step Meguires method with my orbital buffer about 4 times a year. I constantly clean it off with a car duster. I'm going to try some habd glaze to see if I can get the grey areas looking black again.
I've got a 4 month old black SE-R...last time I cleaned it was 4 weeks ago. Its not clean now but it stayed cleaned for bout a week. I don't have spots fading like everyone else does though.
I agree that the trunk and hood are hard to get to that shiny point but isn't it like that with all black cars for some reason
My previous car was black too and it was the same thing. Damn spoiler was a bitch to get shiny
I'm kinda with Brian on this point too...We wash it then it gets dirty pretty quick again. I did that with my last car...i just stopped washin it cuz it was always gettin dirty.
But hey at least we ain't got white 200sx (no hard feelings fellow White SE-R )...White cars get dirty the fastest i think. Got a mazda protege that is white and in a hour that damn car is dirty again without even driving it
I would rather have white anyday. My talon is white. I've owned it 2 years and have never buffed or waxed it. Still shines like a MOFO. I will never own a black car after this experience. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BUFF THE DAMN CAR EVERY MONTH. It's just not right. Think next year I may repaint the car silver or something.
My '93 is now 8 years young, with 150,039 miles on it. The paint looks fabulous. Sure, there's some rock chips and the like.
Meguiar's Paint Cleaner (also known as Clear Coat Body Scrub). This cleans EVERYTHING out of and on top of the paint. Strips it clean. It's a wipe-on, wipe-off kinda deal. After doing that to the entire car, then wax with Meguiar's Deep Crystal Carnuba Wax.
Pretty as a picture.
I do this at least 4x a year.
I have invested a small FORTUNE in finding out what works well for black cars, over the last 8 years. 2 of my 3 cars are black. The Meguiar's stuff works very, VERY well on all three cars (one is dark green, btw).
Yes, it grays up eventually. That is nothing but dirt and gunk on top of the paint. Washing won't get that out. Buffing it with a compound will only grind it back in there. But after doing the above-mentioned routine, it is practically brand new-looking, IMHO.
The car may 'look' clean, but I guarantee after using the paint cleaner, the towel you use to wipe off with will almost be black itself. Which is dirt you cannot see hiding in the paint.
You're never going to get the old bugs and parking lot dings out of it, but with some elbow grease, you CAN make Super Black look good. It just takes some work.
I have some of that stuff, and I didn't think it worked too well. I'll try it again though. The best wax for black cars that I have tried is the Gold Class wax from Meguires. I also bought some Turtle Wax color magic, and it does a good job on scratches. It came with a lipstick looking thing that hides chip marks. My hood looked really bad, but now you can hardly see any of the chips in it.
my paint is ****.. its like one coat.. every rock chip i have shows bare metal under it
i dont even feel like washing my car anymore, its covered with chips... everywhere
i was thinking of getting it painted the stock paint on a black rsx type-s .. my friend has it in black and it has small blue sparkles in it.. i figure since its a stock color, the paint shouldnt cost too much