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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:36 pm

TRONZ wrote: Are those tiny "fisheyes". .
That was my gut reaction. But don't fisheyes look more like a volcanic crater in the paint, without the skin of the paint actually being broken? That's why I said that these look more like rock chips.
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:42 pm

Try posting a "macro" shot of the worst offender. I am thinking "pinholes" in the primer or small "particulates" on the primer, painted over, then washed off.
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:05 pm

TRONZ wrote:Try posting a "macro" shot of the worst offender. I am thinking "pinholes" in the primer or small "particulates" on the primer, painted over, then washed off.
That's not easy to do after a lunchtime glass of wine. Hic! :lol:

But now that I have, you can see there is actually more of a crater. And actually other evidence in a sort of splatter pattern of contaminant that is more or less invisible to the naked eye.

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I'm not massively worried about it, and certainly not worried about it enough to demand that the panel be repainted. Unless, that is, it were to get worse! That would be a problem for me. :x
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:35 pm

The non-macro view looked much better! :)

I remember how obsessive I was about protecting the appearance of my first new car ;) Every little scratch that inevitably happened would give me way too much grief. But now, I hardly notice. LOL

As it is now, I don't think anyone would even see those blemishes. Hope it doesn't get worse though.
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:54 pm

It looks more like a drop of something on top of the paint in the 'macro' image, at least to me. Perhaps a few tiny specs of something 'dribbled' on it in the production line or post-production (on the ship, truck, etc...?)
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:56 pm

Can you feel it? Or is it under the clear coat?

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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:58 pm

Paint should be better on a Japanese made car.

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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:09 pm

You can totally feel it, and I'm about 95% certain that it's more "chip" like, in that your fingernail feels like the inside of the circle is the ridge rather than drip like where the outside of the circle would feel like the ridge. But they are really too tiny (for me) to easily distinguish.
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:48 pm

Looks like a pinhole in the primer. Panel was not surfaced with primer correctly. The dot was likely the ridge around the pinhole, it was painted and buffed w compound which took off the raised dot of paint. I can see the pinhole in the center easily. Document it with Nissan so it is on the record. A paint chip is usually NOT a perfect circle much less multiple perfect circles. Good attitude BTW.
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Re: First wash - (small) paint blems and (potential) rust traps.

Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:12 pm

TRONZ wrote:Looks like a pinhole in the primer. Panel was not surfaced with primer correctly. The dot was likely the ridge around the pinhole, it was painted and buffed w compound which took off the raised dot of paint. I can see the pinhole in the center easily. Document it with Nissan so it is on the record. A paint chip is usually NOT a perfect circle much less multiple perfect circles. Good attitude BTW.
Will do. Hey, what's the use of getting bent out of shape....resprays (from my experience) are rarely (if ever) as good as factory applied paint. So I'll take this, even with the blems. Unless huge strips of paint start peeling off. :?
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