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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

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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

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right side
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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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Bubbling/cracked paint under rear glass edge, just under rear wiper blade. Odd.

Never been in the rain yet and only 2 months old. I noticed it a month ago, its not real obvious. Ford has offered to repair at a body shop but it will take 2 days and round trip is 120 miles. I may choose to seal it with clear coat and not risk color matching and incidental damages in body shop.

If it did not get worse, I'd let it go, just not sure if there is rust under that spot or not. Hmm, I think I need to peel some paint back and check first before I decide.

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