adric22 wrote:Couldn't they bake the paint at a lower temperature? For example, 110 degrees? After all, a Leaf here in Texas easily reaches this temperature (or more if sitting in the sun) during the Summer.
Adric22, I got an answer to your question. Yes, they can bake the car at a lower temp, because that's exactly what they did to mine. Despite my repeated requests to NOT BAKE the car, they did anyway, but they only baked it at 97 degrees. I had a conversation with the Trophy's Collision Center Manager today about this and he said that the 97 degree temp is way below Nissan's recommended temp for auto repairs on the LEAF.
Now here's what's interesting:
When I talked to him on the phone, he said that below 120 degrees was Nissan's recommended temp, but then I asked him to put the details about the car baking in writing for me on the online auto repair log, and on THERE, he wrote below 150 degrees was the recommended temp. So now there's a question about what's the recommended temp for applying paint to Nissan LEAFs. However, since they only did 97 degrees, my car should be safe, but the discrepancy between what he said on the phone and what he wrote on the auto repair log has me wondering for any possible future issues in case I ever need to educate someone (like Nissan service techs) in the care of my car.