Nissan has started its preparation for the production of the dual-tone Kicks crossover from 2017 in the Nissan Industrial Complex in Resende, Brazil. As part of the training process, the body of the new Japanese brand global crossover was painted through working together between robots and operators. Throughout the process 10 robots and 2 new body masking points are used. Painting is part of the process of training employees and quality control, in which 3-WET method and water-based paint are used by the employees. Just so you know, Nissan Kicks would also be launched in the Indian market in early 2018.
"One of the versions of the Nissan Kicks brings the floating roof of another color, which we call '2-tone' .This technique requires an extremely well controlled process and special abilities to paint both colors on the same body. In the masking of the vehicle that receives the color applied by robots and expert operators throughout the process, "explains the manufacturing manager Fernando Bittencourt. Currently the Nissan Kicks crossover is available in the market in gray/orange and white/orange combinations. Nissan made a design study at the recently completed São Paulo Motor Show when it showed the new black silver roof combination, which was one of the most voted in the brand's action on its social networks.
The painting team carried out the first tests for the "2-Tone" process of a Nissan Kicks, preparing the equipment to offer this new combination in the local production. The combination chosen for the first body painted in two colors of the Brazilian Kicks was white with the sunset ceiling Orange, due to the complexity of the color combination. In all, during the paint process that lasts about 6 hours, 10 high technology robots are used that take turns with specialized operators in painting. "Two new masking processes were created to meet Nissan Kicks' specifications, which led to the generation of 10 new jobs in the bodywork process, which is now used in models already produced in the factory - the compact Nissan March hatch And the compact Nissan Versa sedan, "said Julien Bonnardel, production coordinator.