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Old 02-10-2019, 03:06 PM
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Does the car sit outside or do you have it parked in a garage? Just wondering. I had my fixed by Ford back some years ago. So far I have not noticed it returning. I do keep mine in the garage now.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:54 AM
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It sits outside for the most part.

I am shocked that here is no way to fix this. Its either repaint and deal with again or spend thousands on CF just to cover it up with paint?
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:15 PM
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Or, so you don't keep wasting money, fiberglass or carbon fiber....
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 08'MustangDude View Post
Or, so you don't keep wasting money, fiberglass or carbon fiber....
Do fiberglass hood require hood pins?
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:26 PM
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It's not that they "require" hood pins, it's always a good idea, because;
The striker is embedded in the fiberglass material, which is weaker than
metal. The hood pins are there in case the striker tears out of the fiberglass,
thus the hood would fly open. For a daily driver, that should not be a problem.

Originally, hood pins were put in to hold down a fiberglass or stripped out (no braces)
metal hoods on race cars since there were no latches or springs for weight savings.
When four hood pin were used, it was so they could lift the hood off the car to do
mechanical work at the strip, meaning, no striker, no latch, and no arms to open
the hood; pull the pins and lift the hood straight off the car.

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:27 AM
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It does suck that Ford knew about it and did nothing to remedy it. They just put a band aid on it and hoped no one would notice.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:51 PM
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You guys do know that they still have that problem right?
I see late model Explorer having that issue still, geez...
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:28 AM
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You guys do know that they still have that problem right?
I see late model Explorer having that issue still, geez...
Seriously? How is this allowed?
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LordRipberger View Post
Seriously? How is this allowed?
Ford isn't the only one with these issues. My other car (Chrysler Van) has horrible paint bubbling on the aluminum hood . It's a2011 and it's been bad for a few years. Newer ones are still susceptible.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by LordRipberger View Post
Seriously? How is this allowed?
One reason seems to be that the EPA doesn't want people using chemicals and processes that work better.

On the matter of hood pins, the metal hoods are already subject to a certain amount of 'fluttering' at speed. I don't think unpinned fiberglass would be the hot tip, long-term. If it matters, I don't care for hood pins either. Too much of a "Harry High-School from the 1970's" kind of look.


On a 13 year old car and for the kinds of money mentioned in this thread for a hoped-for "permanent fix", I'd learn how to touch it up myself from time to time. Wouldn't be the first car I'd have put paint to.


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