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Old 08-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #81
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It's inexcusable for something like this to pass through Ford QA
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #82
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Titanium Tony, that is pretty horrible; how long did you have the car when that popped up? Fortunately, I haven't had any paint issues except for a couple of chips from rocks/debris that gouged the bumper a little bit - so those were unavoidable.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #83
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There has been many issues posted on the F150 forum I'm on as well with paint being so thin that you can see the primer under it.
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Titanium Tony, that is pretty horrible; how long did you have the car when that popped up?
It was discovered a month after taking delivery but still shocked that something like this slipped through Fords quality control and a scratched up moon roof glass is the other QA issue I'm having.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #85
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My car also has several small chips on my hood and some on the side. I don't recall driving through a meteor shower.
When will your car be all set and ready to go?

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My service manager informed me that Ford will not consider paint chips for warranty repair.
Your dealer knows best. For instance, page 13 of the Warranty Guide, 5th Printing lists some examples: http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...rrantyInfoPage.

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I think that the issue is not with the paint, but with the angle of the hood. I fixed my chips with the Langka chip repair system, and then got hit with hail!!...I think that I will have the insurance company replace the hood and roof panels since they are really bad.
Hail is a bummer; been there and done that! Contact your insurance company immediately. Have you seen the dealer for a damage estimate?

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Picked up my Sterling Gray SEL about 2 weeks ago and did not notice this until I got it home and in the garage. It is at the base of the A-pillar on the passenger side...I first noticed it at 60 miles, car now has about 800 miles and is always garaged. There are definately issues with the paint process used on these cars, well at least mine.

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It was discovered a month after taking delivery but still shocked that something like this slipped through Fords quality control and a scratched up moon roof glass is the other QA issue I'm having.
I'll have your regional Customer Service Managers see what can be done; please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer info. Have you guys explored getting these fixed yet?

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...I haven't had any paint issues except for a couple of chips from rocks/debris that gouged the bumper a little bit - so those were unavoidable.
I'm with you; I take it on the interstate a lot and it clearly shows. I have around 8,000 miles on my ride and will be purchasing a bra/film in two shakes of a lamb's tail. I'll check with my dealer on the availability of these options; you should too. Bug deflectors help, check it out: http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/Ca...o=Focus#Search.

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Thomas, thanks for the offer but in my case I am just going to fix it with Ford touch up paint. I know the the way a body shop would do if they indeed wanted to do properly. There would be small areas of basecoat blending and then a coat of clear over a huge span of panels done in a dealership bodyshop. Not for me unless the car was in a collision. Personally I can live with a minor chip imperfection that is at the least going to be sealed up and presentable once I am done.
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Thomas, thanks for the offer but in my case I am just going to fix it with Ford touch up paint. I know the the way a body shop would do if they indeed wanted to do properly. There would be small areas of basecoat blending and then a coat of clear over a huge span of panels done in a dealership bodyshop. Not for me unless the car was in a collision. Personally I can live with a minor chip imperfection that is at the least going to be sealed up and presentable once I am done.
I just started on mine, painted, sanded, clearcoated, still need to polish, but it looks better than the chips did, is not really noticeable unless the light hits it a certain way.
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Thomas, thanks for the offer but in my case I am just going to fix it with Ford touch up paint...
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I just started on mine, painted, sanded, clearcoated, still need to polish, but it looks better than the chips did, is not really noticeable unless the light hits it a certain way.
It sounds like the both of you are channeling your inner Bob Ross. Remember to stock up on supplies from our parts site in order to finish your masterpieces: http://www.fordparts.com/. I'll be here if assistance is needed.

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #89
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I have problems with my chest paint of myford focus. In front edge is not good paint applied.
I believe that at the time was formed and this is a drop callus, leaving a small part without a painting , is very small, but that is me discontent
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #90
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I've had my car 3500 miles so far and the paint is in fairly good shape except for two small but noticable chips right above the ford logo on the hood Given that I'm wearing Tuxedo black they stand out a bit more
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