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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#930 of 8984 Maxima Paint
Jan 17, 2001 (8:27 am)
Our family has a 1998 Maxima SE with black paint. I have noticed that even the slighted door ding results in the black paint coming off and the white primer being exposed. We have another black car, a 1994 Isuzu Rodeo. Door ding never reveal primer. Anyone else have problems with the paint job on their Maxima or other Nissan vehicle? I'm think of getting a new Pathfinder to replace the Rodeo.
#931 of 8984 widog---Black Maxima
Jan 17, 2001 (8:57 am)
I am with you here!.. this has been my ONLY complaint about a car that otherwise I love. I've owned black cars before and the paint job on the black Maxima is just terrible. My car is full of dings and scratches, that seem to appear from nothing. BTW...I am going to my dealer to get a touch up paint stick before my car gets really ugly.
#932 of 8984 92 MAX
Jan 17, 2001 (9:11 am)
My Mom is now looking at a 92 Maxima GXE, it is the stripped model, just standard equipment, with 159k on the clock. Everything works fine and it is a strong runner. The one thing that hasn't been changed is the timing belt. The guy that is selling it wants $3900 for it, I think it is only worth about $3200. Can anybody please send me some feedback on what you think this car is worth. -Witt
#933 of 8984 widog - Maxima Paint
Jan 17, 2001 (9:13 am)
I am not sure why you wonder about Maxima paint if you are looking at Pathfinder, but since you wanted to know: I have a black y2k Max and the paint on it is NOT the best. It scratches easily.
BTW, did you run your message thru a spell-checker? It was designed with Whacko's help...
speed - I have the stick but have not found a good (read: quick) method of applying it without the repair looking uneven.
#934 of 8984 Maxima Paint
Jan 17, 2001 (10:00 am)
I have good reason for questioning the paint quality of the Maxima. If I am considering buying another Nissan car/truck, I would like to know if this is a known problem. So far it sounds like it might be.
#935 of 8984 joenissan & L8Apex
Jan 17, 2001 (10:09 am)
You have been sorely missed. Pls. try to ignore the
"clowns" who occasionally try to totally disrupt
this board with their inane postings. The majority
of us appreciate your sage advice and wise counsel.
L8Apex: Your more closely monitoring this board
to maintain "order" is appreciated. Some valuable
"posters" have been driven away because of those
who have nothing better to do act as "troublmakers"
Thanx for your help!!!
#936 of 8984 widog - Maxima Paint
Jan 17, 2001 (10:14 am)
My point is that Maxima and Pathfinder are different cars, built in different places (Oppama and Kyushu, respectively). Therefore, they are using different paint shops. Obviously, it is your decision, but I would go to the Pathfinder forum and ask about the Pathfinder paint there...
#937 of 8984 Maxima Saga
Jan 17, 2001 (11:39 am)
Went to dealership to see status of wife's deceased maxima. Lat night they found a broken cog sensor. Nissan says go further and mechanic found front crank shaft broken off at the end!
The mechanic feels that the moving crank did a lot of distruction in there and he is hoping for a new engine for me.
I may request that they remove the radiator cap from the 2000 Max anfd put it on a 2001 Max.
My wife won't feel safe in the old 2000 and since she has chronic arthritis and a fused C4/C5 neck fussion,her arms are weak and she wouldn't be able to steer the car if the problem happened again. Also the brakes are very diffcult to apply when the power is out. I don't know if they have a back up system. Has this happened to anybody else? You can Email me at Vetmed3hotmail.com.. Stay tuned same Bat Channel.
Jan 17, 2001 (11:48 am)
Although the Maxima and Pathfinder are from two different plants, they both share the exact same paint process, and paint. I think the finish is excellent, just that the paint tends to be very thin and chips easily on the front bumper. Also remember....number one- there's not much painted frontal surface on the Pathfinder so, you'll probably never have that problem. And...number two- The paint, and painting process are different on the front plastic bumper (as well as the rear bumper) on the Maximas. There is a flex agent involved that allows the paint to flex with the plastic...for that reason, you'll also notice that the colors don't always match 100%, and for some odd reason...it tends to pit and chip easily.
The Quest, on the other hand, being painted by Ford, has a finish that is not as crisp and reflective as that of the Maximas but.....you can pretty much hit golf balls without chiping the front end and hood.
Your only defense against these chips are one of 2 things...either use the Nose mask, and/or keep off peoples butts while driving. You'll also find that highway driving will cause more chips because of the higher speeds.