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What do I do about this?
If i have to get the whole rear hatch painted again i will..... One day
Is there a temp fix i can try?

And can i buff this out? I think it might be from winsheild washer fluid or car wash.
After i seen this i stopped using the bubbles in the car wash and i own white cars all my life and never washer fluid do this. Any ideas?
This is the hood.


I also have spots on the roof.
 

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where the paint is gone, you will want to take care of that pretty soon or it will start to rust, i suggest a light sanding, then some color match spray paint as a temporary solution
 

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SimpleWhite said:
If i have to get the whole rear hatch painted again i will.....
What do you mean by "again"?

If it was professionally painted the first time, many shops (especially if referred by an insurance company) provide a lifetime guarantee on the repair. I had one experience where the shop was unable to perform on their guarantee and the insurance company paid me the estimated amount of repainting the whole car.
 

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It wasn't painted since I had it. And spray paint will do it? And I didn't have the money to get a ext warrenty
 

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i have the same problem on my oxford white 2004 escape. but not in a spot that it can be seen. Its on the top of the hatch where the metal bends under. I just touched it up with color matched paint and its been fine since. I wasnt as bad as yours but it was starting to flake till i sanded it and touched it up. Good luck.
 

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The blue marks are from the washer fluid drying in the sun. I get that but it just comes right off with some water. Im always waxing my car so anything that gets on the paint wont stick. If the paint has been neglected the washer fluid may have etched the paint.
 

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where the paint is gone, you will want to take care of that pretty soon or it will start to rust, i suggest a light sanding, then some color match spray paint as a temporary solution
actually if it just chipped off, the primer is still there and will keep if from rusting. I had the same thing happen with my explorer 3 harsh winters in Alaska, and it never rusted.
 

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Thanks, i have brought thouch up paint for it and tried it. it looks better but not the best. i'm going to try it again, but i would really like to get it repainted. there are some marks from the previous own, i guess from the previous dealership sticker on the bottom of the hatch.

the blue spots where there before i started waxing the truck. i tried buffing but no luck. Are you saying that it is not coming out? ever?

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Blue dye maybe under the clear coat. So, I'm guessing that it's there for-ever...... :(
 

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you could try taking it to a detailer and asking them about the spots they may be able to get them out as they have the proper tools. Buffing a car can be dangerous if you do not know what your doing as you can cause major swirl marks.
 

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My car has the same problem in the exact same spot on the hatch. It's also happening on the roof and the same area on the other side of the hatch. I went to a paint shop and he told me that Ford used a faulty primer in the early 2000's that allows a thin greasy film to build up underneath the top coat and causes chipping. I promise, you're paint will keep chipping. I didn't have a single chip when I bought my escape (03) and now there's a good few chips, especially on the roof. That being said, this is how I have handled it. By some 2000 grit sand paper. Sand down the chips until the paint seems it doesn't look like you could pull off the paint anymore. By the same color code of paint from autozone (duplicolor and the code is in your door jam). Also by some clearcoat from autozone. Then cut a hole in a piece of paper the size of the spot and tape the paper down with the hole lined up. Spray paint it. Let it dry for a few hours. Do it 2 more times. Then sand the area so its all flush. Then spray over it with clear coat. It will look pretty good if you have patience and a steady hand. Hope this helps. BTW it won't rust as the primer is intact.
 

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One last thing I forgot to mention. The sanding step is VERY important. If you don't do this properly, you're new paint will seep under the old coat and cause it to crack even more.
 
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