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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Apr 18, 2001 (5:14 pm)
FYI: There will be a redesigned 2003 Pathfinder according to Nissan slightly larger than the current one. In addition to the Pathfinder there will be a FULL SIZE suv from nissan that hasn't been named, and it will not be called the Pathfinder. I'm really looking foward to the next Maxima redesign...I only hope they do a better job on the styling, the current styling is somewhat strange/awkward looking, especially from the rear end. I guess that's why they havn't been selling that well. The all new Altima that's arriving soon, will probably surpass the current Maxima in sales...a much better looking car.
Apr 18, 2001 (5:35 pm)
I purchased the touch up paint directly from Nissan. It is only like $5 that will most likely last the entire time you own the vehicle. I had some problems with the paint blobs that were somewhat obvious after a nice wash and wax so I purchased Langka blob remover...an it actually works well. Here is a link if interested.
#2419 of 8191 sscherr --- Baltimore price reference
Apr 19, 2001 (3:00 am)
In January I purchased a Loaded (Minus the - Tow Hitch - Nav System & Ent. System) 2001 Sierra Silver LE from Tischer Nissan-Acura in Laurel, Maryland (3510 Fort Meade Road) for $31,000.00. NO ADDED FEES were even added went I went to pick the PF up!
Rich Belliveau was my salesman. He can be reached at 301-498-3322. He was very fair and very easy to work with. I got the price quote via email also, but I cannot find his email address now, sorry.
Good Luck! If you talk to Rich, tell him Mike Bunting sent you!
Apr 19, 2001 (6:39 am)
Since you've been discussing rock chips, what do you do for a chiped windshield from a rock. It happend to me yesterday. Now I've got a small chip right in my line of sight.
#2421 of 8191 re:Rock Chips
Apr 19, 2001 (7:13 am)
Talk to an autoglass shop. The chip can be filled and any cracks stopped before they run. They still may be slightly visible, but all the ones I have had done have been improved markedly!
The cost is usually between $40 and $80 depending on the number and severity. Our insurance (USAA) waives the cost of getting the chips fixed because they know its cheaper than a full windshield replacement claims.
#2422 of 8191 rock chips and paint chips:
Apr 19, 2001 (8:08 am)
Here's a couple of tips. You can buy a product from Bullseye to repair windshield rock chips and star damage (not the real long cracks). It costs around $10 CAD ($6.50 USD). It is a syringe with a clear resin that attaches to a plastic adapter that sticks to your windshield (centered on the chip). The whole process takes around an hour (of which 50 minutes is spent watching TV while it seeps into the damage area) and then an hour in the sun to cure with UV light. It is good for one application. I have used it at least 6 or 7 times and been VERY pleased with the results. They are almost invisible. It is at least as good as any shop I have gone to. I have 2 kits in my glove box at all times (repair the chips before the cracks spread).
As for paint chips, the LANKA system sounds like a much cheaper "do-it-yourself" system. Common acetone (from any hardware store) will dissolve touch-up paint w/o damaging cured auto paint. Perform your touch up ensuring that the paint "blobs" higher than the surface of the car's paint. When it is dry, wrap a piece of bedsheet (or other such tightly woven cotton) around a small, solid block of wood or metal (like a small version of a sanding block). Add a few drops of acetone to the cloth and lightly buff the paint chip. It will dissolve the blob until it is level with the surface of the paint. It works very well. Doing this with a thicker cloth or w/o the block will result in removal of all the touchup paint which is not the intended result.
Hope this helps.
#2423 of 8191 re: rock chips and paint chips: by phil47
Apr 19, 2001 (8:29 am)
I don't know about the rest of you but this post has got to be the most useful one for me!!! Paint chips and windshield dings are one of my pet peeves. Thanks a ton phil47!!
#2424 of 8191 rock chips and paint chips
Apr 19, 2001 (9:17 am)
Where in Canada can we get the Bullseye stuff, Phil?
Apr 19, 2001 (9:41 am)
Great stuff; may need to link this thread to Maintenance & Repair somewhere. My ins. (AIG) picked up the cost for my windshield chip--around $40--and the guy came to my house to fix it.
I've also heard that it helps to put Scotch or other clear tape over the crack to keep the dirt out until you can get the chip glued.
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