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Why is new car paint so thin??

I don't understand how newer cars can be more rust proof with thinner paint. And if your primer coat is exposed because of a chip will it still protect the metal? Thanks I just had these things on my mind.
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I need to order some touch-up paint for mine

http://www.courtesyparts.com/touch_u...php?cPath=6382

I think.....
if the primer coat is exposed, it should still protect the metal because the metal is not exposed.................. but I'm not 100% sure about that
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I need to order some touch-up paint for mine

http://www.courtesyparts.com/touch_u...php?cPath=6382

I think.....
if the primer coat is exposed, it should still protect the metal because the metal is not exposed.................. but I'm not 100% sure about that
Well I had some chips on two of the doors. Plus a couple of other places. Thanks.
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Yeah it does seem pretty thin, and I'm not sure of the answer but I do think it is important to parch up chips on the metal. I know I need to do it before I start to rust!
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Isn't it to some degree because if it was too thick it would chip off easily? Could that be it?
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Nope... that Nissan paint sux. It's also not just the Versa. The 350Z I have been working on has poor paint too. It seems that most JDM cars have weak paint. My Ford believe it our not, has nice paint.

The BMW, Audi's and VW's I have owned, seem to have MUCH better paint. Pay for what you get I guess...

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Nope... that Nissan paint sux. It's also not just the Versa. The 350Z I have been working on has poor paint too. It seems that most JDM cars have weak paint. My Ford believe it our not, has nice paint.

The BMW, Audi's and VW's I have owned, seem to have MUCH better paint. Pay for what you get I guess...
Wait a second tho the Nissan Rogue has really good paint from what I have seen on my parents Rogue. I wouldn't say Nissan paint is that bad as other automakers more than likely use the same paint company.
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I think the reason behind it is that they want the new owner to replace the paint easily if in case they don't like the color. You may get star brite from cheap auto parts.com.
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It's all about cost savings. They do a cheaper job. I have plenty of rust spots from chipped paint on my 2009 Versa. I don't even think they used primer


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It's all about cost savings. They do a cheaper job. I have plenty of rust spots from chipped paint on my 2009 Versa. I don't even think they used primer
Rust already? Eek. I would not be a happy camper if this happened. I touched up the chips on the front bumper and nothing has rusted yet.


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