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I have painted mud guards on my new 2015 Altima and the guards are painted white on the inside. I have had two 2015 Sentra loaners and my 2005 Frontier all have the inside unpainted. The problem I am having is that any mess I run through sticks out like a sore thumb. Are all of the mud guards on the Altima painted in the same fashion or am I just lucky?

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All the mudguards are painted stock.... but im pretty sure you can get them unpainted
 

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I have painted mud guards on my new 2015 Altima and the guards are painted white on the inside. I have had two 2015 Sentra loaners and my 2005 Frontier all have the inside unpainted. The problem I am having is that any mess I run through sticks out like a sore thumb. Are all of the mud guards on the Altima painted in the same fashion or am I just lucky?

I would include a photo, but I seem to have reached the maximum I am allowed.
I have noticed the same issue with my Pearl White mud guards. I am tempted to remove them in the spring and paint the inside black to match the inner fender wells.

The other issue I have with them is the size (or lack, thereof!). They are so small, I wonder why Nissan even bothered with them. They barely extend below the rocker panel covers and do not provide much protection from road spray.
 
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All the mudguards are painted stock.... but im pretty sure you can get them unpainted
I wanted them painted to match the car, but like Cold Forged said, I want the inside black so the debris does not show up so badly. You would have to strip the paint on the inside or every time you get a chip it will stick out like a sore thumb.

The best solution would be to strip the mud guards and repaint them, but that is a little pricey and my wife wants me to quit spending money on this car.
 

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Thanks, but I want them painted to match the car, just not on the inside. It would be cheaper for me to strip these and have them painted properly than to buy new ones and have them painted.
Hey Scott I've got the perfect solution. We played with Ultra Ever-Dry in my paint lab. We didn't buy it because the additive costs a small fortune and our customers wouldn't really care. However Nissan painted a Leaf with the additive so they may offer it as a clear coat. And if not maybe you can buy it directly and spray it on as a clear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTkefJHfC0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMGagl1Ep4s

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-develops-first-self-cleaning-car-prototype

Here is a link to manufacturers store, if you call them and get a recommendation let us know. I've always wanted to try it on my car.
http://www.ultraeverdrystore.com/
 
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jeffh,

Thanks and this would probably keep them clean which is part of my problem, but I also thinks it looks dorky to have the inside painted white. It makes the mud guards look more like a separate part of the car. With the inside black my eye sees the mud guard as part of the car, with it white it looks tacked on. I know at some point I am going to bite the bullet and have them repainted. I just do not know why on earth Nissan would do the Altima mud guard this way and the Sentra mud guard in a more normal way.
 
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