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Old 11-06-2010, 11:08 AM   #21
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My 2010 had paint peel the day I had it, sprayed it with a hose, and a 5 inch chunk by 2 inches wide came off the hood. My new 2011 was keyed las week, and it went right to the metal under the paint, the paint is so thin on these new fords its pathetic, I talked to the ford paint rep, and he says they use the water based paints now for the " enviroment" and its cheaper, HA! pathetic, If I could afford it, Id take it to a body shop, or let some 5 yr old kid paint it with spray paint as it would be a better job than the factory junk.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:47 PM   #22
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I have no factory paint issues at all..not even with the hood, that I have read alot of people are having problems with..I have an 06 btw
I'm willing to bet if you look in the right places (do a search) you WILL find paint bubbling. I have an 07 that is babied, never driven in the rain but I had issues with the hood. By yours being an 06, you better hope I'm wrong because you are out of warranty and Ford will not cover it.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:01 PM   #23
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ahhh, the famous ford warranty, if they would have given me 1000 off, i would have told them to shove their warranty up there rectum. if my engine locks up tomorrow, ford wont be fixing it... i promise you that
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #24
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I'm gonna have to eventually replace my hood with an aftermarket because of the hood corrosion problem that they want no parts of. Don't get me started, but a lot of people seem to be having this problem
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #25
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To repeat, I have no factory paint issues at all..no bubbling or chipping anywhere.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #26
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Agreed, factory paint is so thin any little thing chips it easily. I'll be repairing mine and adding several coats of clear when I have my stripes painted. Until then all I can do is hope it doesn't get too much worse then it already is. Horrible place to try and cut costs.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #27
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If you think Ford is bad, at least they put some clear in the door jambs. Go look at a Chevy! No clear in the door jambs. Talk about el-cheapo paint jobs!
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:58 PM   #28
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Just from seeing cars posted here I see a lot of them with orange peel didn't think it was like that from day one
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #29
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Just from seeing cars posted here I see a lot of them with orange peel didn't think it was like that from day one
I dont think I have ever seen a production car that did not have orange peel..Unless you paying for a Ferrari or something that goes that extra step because of the price.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #30
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Your quarter panel has been repainted, simple as that.
The side glass wasn't removed and that didn't allow for decent prepping in those grooves, hence the peeling.
Typical of amateurs!

Doesn't matter if you bought the car new from the dealer...
Someone fugged up a brand new car (prolly during unloading)and they had to fix it before putting it on the lot.
Not the first time this happens and won't be the last time either.

As far as factory quality, you'll get orange peel due to the robots that do the work nowadays.
Also, the bumpers never really match the rest of the car because metal and plastic doesn't hold paint the same way (enter the infamous late 90s Camry with gold paint, lol.)
This is not relevant to Ford only BTW...
Only exotic cars are buffed out from the factory and have paint jobs that match their price tags.

haha, its funny you bring up the 97-99 camrys, cause when I had mine it was EXACTLY as you said, the body was a beautiful deep red, and the rear bumper was a matte red that contrasted horribly (especially in the sun), so yeah even the well known asian manufacturers have their quality issues when it comes to paint, if that makes anyone feel better. Ill be the first to attest to that!
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:01 AM   #31
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I have an 05 I only bought it a yr ago. I want to know what Ford dealers use to cover up paint chips, because when I bought my car the only paint chip it had was just below the head light... now I have a ton of chipping all over the front bumper... maybe the original owner had the bumper repainted. It looks horrid... :/
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I dont think I have ever seen a production car that did not have orange peel..Unless you paying for a Ferrari or something that goes that extra step because of the price.
you dont have to go the such an extreme as ferrari, have you ever been to a bmw dealer?.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:14 AM   #33
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haha, its funny you bring up the 97-99 camrys, cause when I had mine it was EXACTLY as you said, the body was a beautiful deep red, and the rear bumper was a matte red that contrasted horribly (especially in the sun), so yeah even the well known asian manufacturers have their quality issues when it comes to paint, if that makes anyone feel better. Ill be the first to attest to that!
Yeah, it was due to the type of urethane they used on those bumper covers at the time.
It's not as bad now but any brand car that you see on the dealer lot will have the color off if you pay close attention.
Color match was OK in the 80s when urethane covers became standard on almost every cars, but plastics were prone to stress cracks (or plain disintegration on Cadillac and Buick inserts).
Later on, you had a real winner with Ford Tauruses, Tempos and Aerostars etc... lol.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:49 AM   #34
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My Mustang is not bad at all compared to some of my other cars, I don't think any manufacturer out there does a decent job. I swear I justing looking at my wife's Lexus the wrong way will cause a scratch to appear. I just keep it cleaned and polished and cross my fingers...
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #35
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My 2011 has chips on the fenders, hood, bumper, mirrors etc... only has 3k on the odo, and most is city driving, its pathetic... Im going to get it redone at a different place, as I talked to ford, and they even said, that the paint they use now is water based, and chips easier, and will fade easier...but its "better for the enviro"...FVCK THAT ****!!! Who cares about that crap??? I want my 40k car to look good, not look good for a few kms, then look like a pimply faced teenager..
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@carguygt- If you are going to any shop to get your re-painted or touched up even, be prepared to pay an arm and a leg. I say this from experience (as limited as it may be =) because when I had my old car, I wanted it repainted, and they quoted me well over 4k. And the better places will likely charge you more, so if that is in your price range-GO for it. (just steer clear of generic places like maaco) and itll be fine. But my experience was not pleasant.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:14 AM   #37
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Obviously Ford's paint quality sucks, I'm surprised there is a thread to point this out..lol
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:33 AM   #38
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I haven't had any issues with the paint on any Ford I have owned. My cousin's Civic? Fade and clear coat peeling off. Orange peel aside of course, but I am not expecting perfection from a discount manufacturer. Just keep it from fading/peeling after 5 years.
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you dont have to go the such an extreme as ferrari, have you ever been to a bmw dealer?.
you must go to a special dealer. Cause the Detailing forum I am on they talk about how bad BMW have orange peel
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My 2010 with 4900 miles has a couple chips. The 1st one I noticed at about 500 miles. The paint is thin and cheaply done. Fortunately, the primer underneath seems to be holding up well.
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