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Paint chips

10925 Views 36 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  kfaivre
I don't know about you guys but I got a ton of them.. particularly on my hood..i counted probably 10 or so on my hood, and they're good size and down to the metal. I'm curious to know if Ford would repaint the hood or say too bad. Anybody else having issues with them?
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yeah im gonna swing by on the weekend and see what they say. If it was 1 or 2 small ones I wouldn't care but theyre all over the place. And yeah I have some at the very top of my hood too like the top rim part how does that even happen lol. I just look at my dads vw that he's had for years hopping up and down the highway and he has very little and the ones he does are tiny..kills me
What in the world makes you think Ford would be willing to pay for damage that they didn't inflict? It won't hurt to ask, but I wouldn't make a special trip to ask them. If it's not a factory defect, or wasn't done at the dealer, then they'd be crazy to fix it for free...
How many paint chips you get is largely a matter of luck, and depends on the type of traffic you're surrounded by. Obviously, 18-wheelers are death to paint jobs, and motor homes aren't much better, but regular car traffic can pick up and spit out small stones, too. My ST has 20,000 miles and I have more chips in the windshield than the paint.

My philosophy is, ultimately, that if you want to keep your paint perfect, then put the car into a garage and never drive it. The roadway is a nasty and dirty place and if you you travel it, your car will sustain damage. :(
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