Black Infiniti (Nissan) paint rough in the morning after dew, smooth after the sun shines on it for a while

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'06 G35 black. Mostly garage kept, but sometimes it sleeps outside. I don't know how long this has been an issue, but i only noticed it recently. In the morning when I get to work, the roof looks dull and rough. I've tried rubbing it with a microfiber cloth, thinking it was something on the surface - it made no difference. I went out a few hours later and it was shiny and smooth again. I assume the clearcoat is absorbing water or something? My only thought was to immediately wax it. I typically use either Colonite 845 or 476s. I cleaned it and did a coat of 845, the next day, the same thing. I cleaned it again and used the 476s. I noticed there are some lighter gray spots on the black - that I also assume are clearcoat related, or possibly related to a sun block accident that happened a few years ago that seemed to leave permanent light spots.

Has anyone seen this before? Is there anything I can do to prolong the factory paint as long as I can? It normally looks almost like new, I hate the idea of having to repaint, or reclear it. Unfortunately, when I drive the car to work, there is no shade unless I get one of three spots that have trees that drop brown goo onto the car, which I think is preferable to the sun.

I've gone from wanting to get my first paint correction (which I've been putting off for years), to not wanting to touch it.

Thanks!
 
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Have not seen this issue personally. From your description, you may have a hood that is extremely oxidized and/or contaminated. Try claying the area followed by compounding and/or polishing.
 
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