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10-08-2014 02:45 PM
IngotMK3 Door jams are the only areas where my car seems to be lacking..
10-04-2014 01:08 PM
chris.smith.35380 Attachment 72593Attachment 726012015 paints pretty good
10-04-2014 12:32 PM
ELCouz Maybe it's a deal with paint makers and car makers to sell more touch up pens ?

I work in the paint industry and I can say that waterborne paint is way less tougher than solventborne paint.

Main advantage for me of the water switch is the toxicity of it. (Less VOC ... volatile organic compound)
10-04-2014 09:15 AM
CunFFS13
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That's frightening to say the least... Causes? What was the issue?
Rust!
You can read some more about it here
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=360833
10-04-2014 03:28 AM
Spray73
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My car has been painted twice under warranty, 2013 bought it on August

That's frightening to say the least... Causes? What was the issue?
10-03-2014 09:13 PM
CunFFS13 My car has been painted twice under warranty, 2013 bought it on August
10-03-2014 03:09 PM
dwardo I don't much like my Focus even though it does everything it is supposed to do, but I have to say the paint quality is very good. Mine is black. There is a very small chip on the driver's door that I need to touch up and a dent in the decklid from a hailstone, I think, which is less than a nickel in size and did not chip the paint. I think the paint is lovely. OTOH, I just bought a 2007 Grand Marquis (yeah, I know, I went in a totally different direction) and every car I shopped had some kind of paint peeling issue. The one I bought had only some peeling confined to a seam, I thought, but when I dropped it off at the paint shop to be touched up (it's that nice) the guy said the paint just peeled off and I had to have him shoot the entire roof. Oh well.
10-01-2014 03:27 PM
Spray73 Most would never even know the wrap was there.

10-01-2014 03:16 PM
Spray73 My 14 Titanium was immediately wrapped after purchase. Using 3m UV resistant clear wrap, the entirw bumper and 24" of the hood. Car has taken a beating on the interstateand my rural back roads and looks brand new 3300 miles later.
I am currently looking into a coating called "Ceramic Pro", it is applied yo the finish and is a permanent protective barrier.


Side note: Even if I have to replace the wrap every 2-3 years, having a clean, unmutilated car will make it worthwhile imo.
10-01-2014 02:13 PM
BlueIce I have a '12 Sterling grey Ti.

Going to pick my car up from the dealer body shop today. The paint literally started peeling off on the hatch where the panel above the license plate met the actual hatch.

All sanded down and repainted under warranty.

As others have said, new paint sucks. Don't expect it to get any better either.
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