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I have had my 2007 Mustang GT for right at three years. I have 54,000 miles on it. While washing it, I noticed the paint is peeling on the quater panels underneath the back glass. I have been in contact with the local dealership as well as Detroit. It appears that I will get no help. I do not think that it is unreasonable for the paint to last while I am still paying for the car. I really was wanting to get my wife a new Ford after I paid the Stang off, but the inferior paint job has changed my mind. I just wanted to share my bad experience with everyone. Maybe you can catch this problem while it is under warranty.
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yea the quality control of the paint is not very good I think..on my 2010 stang on the very bottom of the door was a paint bubble that popped while drying when it was painted so its like 2 small craters. I also have a few pieces of dirt you can see was painted over as well. i mean the bubbles are not really able to see..i only saw them when my car was on a lift and I was eye level with the bottom of the door. either way it seems the paint process needs some fine tuning.
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Relative to other manufacturers, I'd say Ford is pretty good. I saw a brand new silver Camaro the other day that you could actually see the lines where the robot painted. Granted, the sun was shining on it just perfectly so you could see the sprayer strokes, but damn......just awful. I would send that pile of crap back if I was the owner.
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.
I look at it this way, you have a car that you really, really like, so after 5 years or so driving it, have a good body shop that specializes in show cars paint it. It won't be cheap, but you WILL be satisfied.
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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