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Factory Damage or Poor Craftsmanship

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Can someone take a look at the rear hatch, specifically under the area where the rear license plate lamps are. (where you grab to open).

I was taking a look at it to help me decide on how I want to go about adding a rear view camera.
I should have brought it back to the dealer in the first place for a small paint chip that was repaired terribly, but honestly after detailing it forgot all about it, but now I found this, Im thinking they put on a terrible damaged piece and gave it some crap repair job.

left side of grab area

Ceiling Material property Metal Leather Silver

here you can see along the edge, the paint is a different color almost doesn't look painted at all in person. maybe one coat

Auto part Metal

right side
Black Sky Darkness Night Nature

Its a crappy picture, but just for reference of where the paint chip repair was done, its not even sanded or completely filled in. Look like someone took a price and put a glob of paint and called it a day. maybe in the day light i can snap a better pic, but in the garage it didnt want to come out very good)
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The paint on my molten Orange FiST is lousy. I have about 8 pin sized chips, and a small repair on the corner of the rear spoiler. I noticed the chips with 200 miles on the car, they are in awkward spots, the back quarter panels, roof. And they are all perfect circles, almost like imperfections in the paint that were knocked off. The repair on the wing is poorly painted. It looks like someone patched it and painted it with whatever they had. I love the Fiesta, but the paint quality might keep me from buying Ford again. My Mazda2s paint was flawless, and that car cost almost $10,000 less than the Fiesta.

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Unfortunately my plastics (bumpers, wing, and skirts) are slightly darker on my orange ST. Apparently this happened on the green RS in Europe. Part of the problem owning a tri-coat paint with parts painted off the car.
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