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Infiniti G37 Paint Problems

py777py777 Posts: 62
Just wondering if any one has done any detailing on a G37 with self healing paint. I am not sure if it has to be handle differently. Different steps and different wax? If so, what is the best? If anyone has experience or info, please enlight me.


  • mrcheepmrcheep Posts: 6
    Forget the self healing paint.. I prefer to use on all my cars is Mother's gold clay bar.. clay bar is the best.. takes out the imperfection on teh paint and easly to use.. you probably can do your whole car in 2 to 3 hours.. and apply some liquid glass wax... you'll probably need to wear sun glasses after the galss like smooth surface and shine.. :shades:
  • Thinking about putting the 3 M clear film protectant on the car. Any thoughts.
  • snagielsnagiel Posts: 750
    I just went through installing the film on my G37 (ordered via are several companies out there that cut the actual pieces, but the film is generally the same). Some pieces--hood and upper fenders--were a piece of cake. Others--mirrors and headlights in particular--I found impossible to install neatly. Bear in mind I'm no pro, but I have installed this film on two cars previously so I wasn't a complete novice either. The first headlight I wrestled with for more than an hour before I ripped it off and gave up--similar story with the mirrors. Their undulating shapes makes applying the film very challenging, so I'd recommend a pro to install at least those parts. And for the lower-bumper piece (which is a single, HUGE piece), you need at least two people to help apply and install simultaneously from both sides.
  • Thanks for the info.
    U said u have on other vehicles. Does the non-masked paint fade versus the masked part?
    did u put any on the doors to prevent other car doors leaving marks.
  • snagielsnagiel Posts: 750
    Paint on modern cars doesn't really fade if kept clean and waxed even on a yearly basis. The film is supposed to be transparent to UV (and all other) radiation, and indeed, from my experience at least, I could not detect any discoloration or difference in fading for paint under the film.

    I didn't apply the film to the doors--the kits don't normally include whole panels to cover doors, although I have heard of custom (pro) paint protection shops that can wrap your entire car if you'd like (probably a $1500-2000 operation, however, which I would question the value of).

    I should also mention that the trouble I had with the mirrors and headlights might have been because of imprecise cuts on the kit--as I said, different firms cut them differently. You can also check with and (both more expensive).
  • Thank you for the information. I will try to hunt an installer.

    I plan to keep the car for a long time, so I think its worth doing the crucial areas. My other car has scratches all over the door handle and that's what I want to prevent.

    Thanks again.

  • hartsellehartselle Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 Black G37 and I am having serious issues with paint fidelity. I only have 11,000 miles on my car and have had small chips on the hood and very small dents in the front bumper. Actually completely across the front bumper. When I asked the dealership about this problem they simply stated it is rock and bug damage not covered under warranty.
    I have to disagree. I have never had a problem like this in the past with any other paint job and I believe it is being caused by the bugs getting into and under the clear coat (the clear coat is ineffective and the paint is weak). I saw other 2009 g37's at the dealership with the same issues and want to know what other drivers out there are doing about this problem.
  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    I have a 2009 also, but it is silver. I have not noticed any small chips or dents that you mentioned, though they would probably not be as noticeable with my color than with your black.

    Being the kind of car it is, maybe you're just driving the G37 faster which would exacerbate any encounters with bugs or small stones :shades: .
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  • kja21kja21 Posts: 4
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