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Anybody have any good tips on keeping up the finish of our one stage paint jobs?
iI get very tired of everytime i wash my car having to wax or buff the paint just for it to shine.
I have taken exceptional care of my paint, i baught my car new with 25 miles on it, and the paint looks like pooo. I have buddies that run a car wash, and have wash my car at least once a week, and waxed it every other month. Now it looks like i wet sanded my car everytime i wash it. I think the only thing i can do now is bust out the ol paint gun, and shoot me a good 3 or 4 coats of clear on it.
 

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I have a 99 white sentra and as far as i know i dont have that prob.. when i wash it even by hand it still shines. but i have a black 96 gxe sitting in my yard and the paint looks like crap maybe it just the black color i am not sure. when i used the turtle wax on i had a good shine on it for about 7 months...
 

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Nostrodomas said:
Anybody have any good tips on keeping up the finish of our one stage paint jobs?
iI get very tired of everytime i wash my car having to wax or buff the paint just for it to shine.
I have taken exceptional care of my paint, i baught my car new with 25 miles on it, and the paint looks like pooo. I have buddies that run a car wash, and have wash my car at least once a week, and waxed it every other month. Now it looks like i wet sanded my car everytime i wash it. I think the only thing i can do now is bust out the ol paint gun, and shoot me a good 3 or 4 coats of clear on it.
i have the exact same problem i wash my car the paint looks like s**t i wax it itlooks great the next day it rains and looks like s**t again all hazy and such. my car is black to, it took me 4 hours to wax it before it really starts shine
 

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thats starnge dude. i have a 99 sentra thats sandstone and it has no problem shining up. i dont know anyone who has a black sentra but ill see if i can find someone and see if they have the same problem.
 

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The lighter colors will last longer anyways. My fathers 94 nissan 4x4 that was that dark grey color had the same problem-----after two years the paint was dulling out. But fro what I heard through the grape-vine that nissan does not use lead in their paint anymore so the paint does nto last as long. I dunno that is just what I heard ---do not hold me for that or flame me out.
 
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My 97 200 sx se has really great paint....
the only thing that bugs me is the grill faded, but plastic fades...
nothing you can do
 

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Same here My 97 plat/gold 200sx Se-r with factory painted side mirrors are getting really bad---there are spots now where you cn see the bottom layer. Now even my spoiler is dulling and I wax every month with pure mothers pure carnuba wax with no cleaners. So I knowit is not frm waxing all the time. As far as for the rest of the car the paint is good.
 

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sounds like everyone here needs a good paint job with a nice wet sand.......lol ;)

BUT 4real IM about to paint mine soon-wet sand and all and I was at pep boys trying to kill some time and I saw that Meguiars has a whole package of paint cleaners and waxes to help maintain that shine we ALL WANT... Its like a 3 step process

Has any1 tried Meguiars?????
 

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mothers has a similar systems which I use-----In my opinion the mothers wax lasts and shines alot longer than any other brand I have tried
 
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Dont ever bring up Meguires and all those other waxes infront of my dad!!!
He has a Pontiac grand am GT (booo) and his car has the best shine I have ever seen on a car. His Paint looks incredible.
anyway, he told me to go to www.ZanoBros.com
and order wax stages 1 and 5... Guys, trust me, if you want better than "show car shine" check out this wax..
 

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Thanks fellas for all the replies, and sugestions. Guess im just gonna have to give her a couple of good coats of clear. Man i hate tapeing off everything..lol
 

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use a clay bar 1st..that really helps the paint take the polish.then polish it at will, then seal with your favorite wax...

I have heard nothing but good about Zaino Bros..a lil pricey to buy everything..but it is like glass...
 

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i have a friend who owns an older Jimmy GMC... well.. the paint.. looks worse than that you guys discribe.. it looks like a Flat red is on it.. well anyways.. i put a little of the wax i use on my 99 teal green.. (ugly color.. i want a gloss black.. but idont know now from what im hearing.. is it black all together? or is it just nissan black that does that..?) well anyways.. i put a little "Liquid Glass" on his truck.... and it made that one spot look brand new!!!!!! get that shit.. youll find it here in ohio in the autozone stores.. :D :cool:
 

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ohhh.. and are you sure your not using rubbing compound??? :D :D :D :D just messin
 

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I have tries just about every sugestion you guys have thrown at me and it works, but only untill i was my car again then it comes right back. As for black paint in general, it is a good color to get as long as you take great care of it. Nissan black paint thoe sucks period, every black nissan i have seen has this same problem. I thinks it is due to the painting process that nissan uses. I believe that they use a single step paint (base coat and clear coat all in one shot).

So i decided to go ahead and see if the base coat was still good on my car, enough so i can just wet sand it and then throw a good coat of clear over it. I taped off my driverside fender, gave it a good wet sanding, not too far down thoe to keep the black base coat. Then i mixed up some good clear, and gave it a couple of coats. WOW what a difference, look brand spanking new. The only problem i had was a got a couple of pits and a fish eye due to the windy conditions i was painting in. So ill wet sand them out then cut and polish it to an awesome shine. One of these days ill get aroung to finishing up the rest. Probablly really soon, if my work allows me too........
 
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