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I had my truck at a carwash last night (the kind that you drive into a bay and wash the vehicle yourself), and while I was rinsing off the hood, I watched (to some minor horror) an area of paint the size of a dime blistered and tore right off!

Umm, am I missing something here? I think a vehicle that's only 3 years old (well, 4 Fiscal Model years now I guess) shouldn't have paint delamination or peeling...is it possible that there's a flaw in my vehicle's paint?

I wonder if I should bring it up with the dealership and see if Ford will warranty the defect. I am paying for an extended warranty...wonder if it's useless...

Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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WOW that's HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! EXT WARRANTIES usually dont cover paint. It would never hurt to go check. Keep us posted......
 

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Read all your warranty documentation to see what the "official" coverage would be. If it is covered, great - if it isn't, there's still hope for a goodwill repair if you're nice enough and convince them that it would be worth their time. Usually threats of bad PR or "What a POS!" comments work against you, unless you can actually get a news team to show up.
 

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I wish you luck on getting anything out of the dealer. Usual warranty is for 12 months on cosmetic items, and things that are out of adjustment (like and alignment). Unless of course there is a massive failing across the model line, or from a particular factory. Those items would indicate something wrong in the process. I maybe wrong, but I think you own the paint now. :shrug:
 

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Asking nicely doesn't cost anything, except some time and trouble. Especially if it grows in size. I'd certainly get it on record with the dealer. That's a no cost thing to do for sure.
 

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Yeah, that's true. I think I'd also like to get a quote to fix the hood, and perhaps get some other areas fixed that have had the paint damaged by the winter, and road debris (paint is starting to peel off some of the cladding on the bottom of the rear doors and the lips of the rear wheel wells).

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Hey Davis, are you getting any action on this paint issue? I saw one today that is having a delamination issue on the hood. I think it's about an 06 or 07 model. Painted silver as well.
 

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I had a 1988 mustang that ford repainted in about 1994 or 1995 it turned out that there was bad paint in that year and my car met the criteria (ford dealer placed masking tape in 4 sections for 1 hr them peeled them off if any peeled i got a free paint job 2 peeled) I just had to pay for the body work to remove any dents (about 300 bucks) which was a steal b/c my car was hit in the front b4 i bought it and they did a crappy repair job at that time. sadly after getting the awesome free paint job 3 months later the car was totaled by an inattentive driver. :(
 
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