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There is obviously many ongoing issues with paintwork on the R35, clear by the number of buyers resorting to detailers for "making good".

The question is to what extent is a new car paint finish deemed acceptable or not acceptable, and what is Nissan's stance on a global basis.? The GTR is not a "Ford Mondeo" and at just shy of £60K should one not expect perfect paintwork?

Having undoubtedly read forums to assist iron our factory problems, what are Nissan doing to improve.?

Has your dealer footed the bill for paint improvement, if so, how did they approach the problem :confused:and was it a satisfactory outcome?
 

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I have a white GT-R and was told by Nissan that the reason my bumpers were magnolia was due to the paint on plastic reacting differently to the paint on metal. My last car was a white Gallardo and there was no colour difference whatsoever.
I have recently had the bumpers resprayed at Middlehurst in St Helens and it looks fantastic. They have definitely got the colour spot on and I now have a completely white car again.
 

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Paint problems.

You are not in the minority!!I have had serious problems with my RED gtr.I actually wrote a letter to CARLOS GHOSN.Personally!I had a reply from Nissan at Rickmansworth within 2 weeks.They visited Marshalls at Cambrige,after a wait of 4 hours they eventually turned up with a rather old looking densitometer. A pencil,a piece of sticky tape/and the usual clipboard.After doing a very scientific"PENCIL TEST"?proclaimed that the paint was of suitable" hardness".I was told by several other opinions,that my paint was "soft".When first purchasing.I noticed several blemishes" in" the paint,some apparently,were called "fish eyes".Some were buffed out at the dealers,WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS DONE ON A NEW CAR.!I now have a car that will have to be detailed.What has happened to P.D.I!!.I ALSO HAVE A SMALL DENT IN THE REAR roofline.You dont look for these things at first purchase/NEW CAR!!?.I then went into the showroom only to find another red gtr,in a pretty poor state,(dent in rear lower quarter panel/swirl marks etc)which I pointed out to the the Nissan chaps,who barely passed a comment.!.You can send directly to him at Nissan Japan,BUT will anything get done with this highly rated car.PHEW !P.J.T
 

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Further to my last post

I HAVE CONTACTED A DETAILER IN CAMBRIDGE WHO WILL (take out 95%of the blemishes,and also rid the car of orange peel)However he was honest with me and,and says that I will have to resort to "hands free"washing after,BECAUSE THE PAINT IS SOFT.Please feel free to ring; "CAMBRIDGE AUTOGLEAM"07710 494878.(THERE IS A WEB SITE;Cambridge Autogleam: Car Detailing and Paint Correction Specialists ).It would cost appx£500.00.I think Nissan should foot the bill!!!!!!!!!He also viewed my car at Marshalls that day,and said it would take 3 days to do_Owing to said "soft paint.He also took several readings of paint depth,with a much more sophisticated depth guage.He found the paint much thinner near the door pulls,but as far as the blemishes on the roof,one was so bad it would have to be lightly sanded out!.all in all what a mess,and inconvenience,for a new car.!
 

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There is obviously many ongoing issues with paintwork on the R35, clear by the number of buyers resorting to detailers for "making good".

The question is to what extent is a new car paint finish deemed acceptable or not acceptable, and what is Nissan's stance on a global basis.? The GTR is not a "Ford Mondeo" and at just shy of £60K should one not expect perfect paintwork?

Having undoubtedly read forums to assist iron our factory problems, what are Nissan doing to improve.?

Has your dealer footed the bill for paint improvement, if so, how did they approach the problem :confused:and was it a satisfactory outcome?
Hi Gordon, Please have a look at the disscusion i am having regarding my black car we may both have some information that is useful and your feed back would be useful. Kind regards.
 

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There is obviously many ongoing issues with paintwork on the R35, clear by the number of buyers resorting to detailers for "making good".

The question is to what extent is a new car paint finish deemed acceptable or not acceptable, and what is Nissan's stance on a global basis.? The GTR is not a "Ford Mondeo" and at just shy of £60K should one not expect perfect paintwork?

Having undoubtedly read forums to assist iron our factory problems, what are Nissan doing to improve.?

Has your dealer footed the bill for paint improvement, if so, how did they approach the problem :confused:and was it a satisfactory outcome?
Hi Gordon, Nissan paid to have my car detailed after it being used fro only three weeks...the outcome has been a disaster and now they say that their is nothing wrong with the paint!!!! ha ha.....they cannot keep a lid on this for ever too many people are saying too many things for there not to be an issue...no smoke without fire!!!!
 
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