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I picked up a 2022 Pathfinder a couple of weeks ago. Going in, I wasn't a big fan of all the chrome and shiny wheels, but I knew I was going to change it up. So here it is with the grill, emblems, chrome rocker panel strips, and wheels blacked out with hyperdip. The grill is their gloss black color. Everything else is black emerald metallic. I left the chrome trim below the side windows.
This was my first time dipping anything, and it was pretty straightforward, but I made a few mistakes. Fortunately, nothing too serious couldn't be fixed. I think it turned out great and changes the whole look of the Pathfinder. Nissan should offer a black out option for the platinum trim from the factory.

2022 Pathfinder with Platinum trim
Gunmetal paint with black roof / mirror option





 

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It does look bold, car looks more aggressive.
Do you have original pics? Just to compare side by side.


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Wow, what a difference. Send it to Nissan, ask them to create no chrome package ))
Love it.


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Very cool. Any issues with it sticking to the larger chrome parts? How do the more matte finishes look next to some of the glossy elements (like the front grille? I realize it's glossy, but doesn't look as matte as the middle part, for example). Would you stick with the emerald black for the other parts if you did it again?
 

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Very cool. Any issues with it sticking to the larger chrome parts? How do the more matte finishes look next to some of the glossy elements (like the front grille? I realize it's glossy, but doesn't look as matte as the middle part, for example). Would you stick with the emerald black for the other parts if you did it again?
I haven't had any issues yet with it sticking to the large chrome pieces.I think prep goes a long way here. The glossy black hyperdip on the front grill is very close in color to the factory front lower bumper, where the fog lights are, and the body molding around the wheel arches and lower side sills, etc., are. Since it matches so well with those factory pieces, I don't think it looks out of place. But you're right. It's not as glossy as the factory grill. But for some reason, on smaller pieces like emblems, it looks more glossy. I initially did the rear emblems in gloss black but messed up a couple of letters when peeling and didn't have enough to gloss paint left to fix it, so I painted over them with emerald.

I wasn't sure about the colors, so I ordered a couple of cans of gloss black and shadow black to use on the grill, emblems, lower door sills. Having tried them both, I would stick with gloss black for those areas. For the wheels, I like the emerald color. The metallic flakes give it a nice subtle texture, hard to see in the pics. I also think gloss black would look good too.

Here are some tips I can offer from my experience.
Watch the product videos that Fonzi has and follow the directions
Spend ample time prepping and clean everything perfectly
Spray 6" - 8" away from the surface, especially important on the last few coats. If you're too close, the paint won't go on as smooth, and you'll see glossier areas than others. You'll know if you are too close as it will look like an uneven cheap spray paint job.
Use a lot of coats. I would aim for 7 - 8 coats, especially around the emblems. If the paint is not applied with enough coats and not thick enough, the excess won't peel away cleanly or as easily from the emblems. That's how I messed up some of the letters and had to respray them.
The whole job took me a solid day and a half to two days. Between every coat, you need to wait about 20-30 min for it to dry.
The paint produces a lot of oversprays. My whole garage floor around the vehicle was covered with a thin film of soot-like byproducts by the time I was done. I was able to sweep it up no problem, but it shows how much of it was in the air. If you're using an indoor garage, plan for good ventilation and wear a mask. Also, unless you don't mind your floor or driveway getting painted, put down some protection around the tires for the more direct overspray, which does not sweep up.
Also, spend a little extra on the paint spray trigger attachment. It will make the job a lot easier.
 

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I picked up a 2022 Pathfinder a couple of weeks ago. Going in, I wasn't a big fan of all the chrome and shiny wheels, but I knew I was going to change it up. So here it is with the grill, emblems, chrome rocker panel strips, and wheels blacked out with hyperdip. The grill is their gloss black color. Everything else is black emerald metallic. I left the chrome trim below the side windows.
This was my first time dipping anything, and it was pretty straightforward, but I made a few mistakes. Fortunately, nothing too serious couldn't be fixed. I think it turned out great and changes the whole look of the Pathfinder. Nissan should offer a black out option for the platinum trim from the factory.

2022 Pathfinder with Platinum trim
Gunmetal paint with black roof / mirror option





Mine came blacked out. How was that? I cannot find this effect on any pictures
 
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