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Old 03-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Production Flaw

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I found this picture under the "snorkel delete" thread and found it interesting because the said picture isn't of my car but of another members. Interestingly enough I have an indentation in the same spot on my car with the addition of a second one on the ridge above the one pictured. I only noticed both of these after removing the factory plastics so this was obviously done on multiple cars down the production line. Why wasn't it fixed? I mean it went through not only the clear coat but through the paint, all the way down to the bare metal.
Here is a picture if mine. There's a larger gouge in a similar spot to the one pictured above but its beneath the factory plastic.



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too much money to fix probably, and didn't affect it maybe?
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Could be a section of flashing from the manufacturing process.
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I think this is the most anal complaint I've ever seen.
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I think this is the most anal complaint I've ever seen.


Don't worry about the bruise. It won't hurt the car in any way.
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Can probably touch it up.
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It's one of those things they do to make the car useless in 10 years, so it can boost the new car sales. It'll soon grow like a bad rash and whole car will be covered in them.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0047_large.jpg

It's a common thing now on Rangers. Some say its why they stopped producing them.
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It's plastic. No need to worry about rust. If its really bothering you just get some touch up paint and go to town.
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