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Paint Defect (Bubbling/Corrosion/Etc) Resource Thread

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I heard back last week on mine. They are replacing the hood. Now I’m just worried about paint matching on my orange spice lol
 


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I have this paint lifting issue near the edges too on my 2015. I bought my st used from a Dodge dealership. Does anyone know how I should go about getting warranty work done since I didn't buy it from a Ford dealer?
 


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My driver door handle is peeling by the lock button. I really just don't want to drop the car off for a week at the dealer to get it painted.

I did order some Dr. Color Chip paint to fix a spot on my bumper and it came out pretty great. Perhaps I'll try to fix the handle too.
 


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Got a call back from my Ford bodyshop advisor. Mine will be covered and I just need to bring it in for get repainted. So thats great news!

I'll try and get pics of my issues for everyone to see.
 


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Here's pics of my imperfections. Not nearly as bad as some others but might as well get it early before any real damage is done.






 


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Man after I saw this thread I thought “please not me...”
But my hatch is bubbled same as the rest of you
It really makes me mad and disappointed. We just sold our 17 RS due to quality issues now this . Ford really let me down. Wife just brought home a Veloster N. Not sure what I’m going to do


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Here's pics of my imperfections. Not nearly as bad as some others but might as well get it early before any real damage is done.






Glad you are getting your paint issues taken care of!


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Man after I saw this thread I thought “please not me...”
But my hatch is bubbled same as the rest of you
It really makes me mad and disappointed. We just sold our 17 RS due to quality issues now this . Ford really let me down. Wife just brought home a Veloster N. Not sure what I’m going to do


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Was the RS due to paint issues too or something else? And I have a feeling these paint issues are one of the main reasons they stopped making cars. Not only that but the mechanical problems their cars have. Yes cars aren’t selling well but other manufacturers continue to make cars and not just kill them all off like Ford has. Veloster N was a good choice tho!


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RS was all mechanical. Axle seals , head gasket , faulty ground cable, boost pipes coming off, mode switching randomly not working, and continuous small oil leaks. 20k Miles never raced very disappointed


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I have this paint lifting issue near the edges too on my 2015. I bought my st used from a Dodge dealership. Does anyone know how I should go about getting warranty work done since I didn't buy it from a Ford dealer?
Not happen I'm afraid to say.... I was at 37k When I found Mine on the liftgate on my 2015. ford told me to Beat Feet. So I decided to give my money on my next purchase to another manufacturer as this left a Sour taste in my mouth. ford....Notice I don't really give them the proper capitalization when I mention them as they are not worthy. Other than that Great car though .... but piss poor paint and quality control.
 


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Man after I saw this thread I thought “please not me...”
But my hatch is bubbled same as the rest of you
It really makes me mad and disappointed. We just sold our 17 RS due to quality issues now this . Ford really let me down. Wife just brought home a Veloster N. Not sure what I’m going to do


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Do like I'm doing ...Keeping the FiST and no longer going to give my money to ford. The FiST was my first brand new car and my last new car from ford. Its sad....it just shows how ford is...Henry would shake his head if he was still alive today and be a shamed of how far ford has fallen from the quality tree.
 


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That is the conclusion that I came to, and the bodyshop manager at the dealership said much the same. I've got very little faith in getting a real solution out of Ford for this, and it's very unlikely that I will own this car for much longer. I returned it to stock (sans LSD) on Saturday. Now I wait.
Similar situation on my Kona blue 16. I'm trying to find a rustproofing compound I saw about five years ago. It's a kit that would allow me to pull the interior doors panels and apply it with the provided wand into the door seams. The issue is definitely a primer process failure. Probably during the cleaning process before the body shell was dipped into the Electro coat bath. Something like that. My 2011 Fiesta has no paint bubbling issues. So, something changed.
I'm going to do a rustproofing application and then paint repair as a winter project.
If others are interested in more information about how I am going to proceed with this they can speak up. It will be rather involved and include the prep and paint. I already have the Kona basecoat to paint the new vented hood panel.So, this will happen in parallel with that project.
It's going to be a busy winter.
 


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I think it's because they don't apply seam sealer all the way around as there are sections of the seams that are left exposed. I think grinding away the old seam sealer, rust, paint, down to bare metal, then prime, seam sealer all the way around, then just respray the inners will work.
 


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The bodyshop manager came out to talk to me and said that what I wanted may turn out to big a more of a pain then I want.

He was really understanding and knew I was anal about my car so he wanted to talk to me before any repairs so that I wouldn't be unsatisfied with the work. He pretty much said "be careful what you wish for." He didn't mean that in a mean way, what he meant was that he recommends just fixing the hatch for now and leaving the doors since they're not that bad. He said this because there might be faint paint lines on the inside of the doors and to blend it around the door but then they might need to paint the whole door so it matches. Its pearl paint so no telling that all 4 doors wouldn't match then they would need to paint the entire car. I appreciate his honesty and he just didn't want to roll the dice and have me be unhappy with the turnout since he knows how I am.

So we came to the conclusion that we'll fix the few spots on the hatch and the lower parts on the driver door since those are the worst spots. Pretty much touch them up but do it properly with a paint gun, sanding, prepping, etc. I have pictures I'll post on the process.

I don't mind the conclusion we came to. I just want it to not rust since I plan to keep it for awhile and the only spot that had rust was on the hatch where the paint was literally peeling. Just spotty rust, very light.
 


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Here are some pictures of my defective areas

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My dealer (VERY surprisingly) approved the roof antenna area/surround respray for the under surface rust bubbles, and mine is not as bad as some on here.

Do they at least TRY to seal up that area with a better grommet/waterproof body caulking at all when fixing this, in order to prevent it in the future?? [dunno]
 


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The current update is: It took 56 days for my warranty work to be approved by Ford (after three separate rounds of photos), and it has been 14 days since the approval and the work has still not been scheduled. The dealer claims that they do not have any loaner vehicles for me to use. Sure.

Ford has completely lost me as a customer with their handling of this. My car will be sold after the repair, and I will never look back.

@Akondo that definitely looks like adhesion failure on and around the sealer. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can expect the paint to begin popping/flaking eventually. I'd report that to your dealer ASAP.

While helping a friend install the short shift kit I sold him, I inspected his '18 Magnetic FiST and found the same issues on the hood, hatch, and at least one of his doors. It's getting quite disturbing how prevalent the issue is. There seems to be something wrong with the e-coat process used on these cars.
 


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I have put in a a warranty claim for replacement hood, front doors and hatch. I just want the service replacement parts. I will go away happy if I can do my own paint and install. The cost of rustproofing these rusting seams would be a double waste of money and time!
 


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The bodyshop manager came out to talk to me and said that what I wanted may turn out to big a more of a pain then I want.

He was really understanding and knew I was anal about my car so he wanted to talk to me before any repairs so that I wouldn't be unsatisfied with the work. He pretty much said "be careful what you wish for." He didn't mean that in a mean way, what he meant was that he recommends just fixing the hatch for now and leaving the doors since they're not that bad. He said this because there might be faint paint lines on the inside of the doors and to blend it around the door but then they might need to paint the whole door so it matches. Its pearl paint so no telling that all 4 doors wouldn't match then they would need to paint the entire car. I appreciate his honesty and he just didn't want to roll the dice and have me be unhappy with the turnout since he knows how I am.

So we came to the conclusion that we'll fix the few spots on the hatch and the lower parts on the driver door since those are the worst spots. Pretty much touch them up but do it properly with a paint gun, sanding, prepping, etc. I have pictures I'll post on the process.

I don't mind the conclusion we came to. I just want it to not rust since I plan to keep it for awhile and the only spot that had rust was on the hatch where the paint was literally peeling. Just spotty rust, very light.

The manager at my dealer's body shop (dealer owned, 'semi-chain' [CarStar] but separate from Ford) told me that he would probably just replace the WHOLE doors/hatch/hood to repair this, rather than try to correct/fix the factory parts, since he was going by the process they approve for Explorer/F-150 aluminum hood corrosion debacle, where they DO replace and spray a new alloy hood for the customer.

Somehow I seriously DOUBT that Dearborn would approve that kind of expense for a car that they lost money on to begin with. [:(]
 


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Yeah my ford dealer said that ford doesn’t want to waste time
Trying to fix the areas and instead they replace the panels. My hood is getting replaced next week for this. Lol might ask for my old one back as very worried about them not getting a good match :(
 


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