Another Ford Quality Example

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Nah, more like this guy:

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Are you sure that’s overspray and not thin colour coat … ?

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Yep, looks like they could have sprayed for a second or so longer.
 

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I have seen and have photos of missed paint on my grabber lime front bumper that the body shop took when they fixed some delivery damage.

Also if it was overspray, how come the PPF guy didn’t shout up before doing his bit so it could be clayed / wet sanded / polished etc prior to sealing it in under the PPF ? :frown:

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I ‘ll add to the fine workmanship coming out of flat rock

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@dom418...that's just embarassing first a massive dust in the primer coat then they sanded & polished through the clear trying to fix it.

NOT part of the charm haha.
 

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I have seen and have photos of missed paint on my grabber lime front bumper that the body shop took when they fixed some delivery damage.

Also if it was overspray, how come the PPF guy didn’t shout up before doing his bit so it could be clayed / wet sanded / polished etc prior to sealing it in under the PPF ? :frown:

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Well I kinda wondered the same thing. He told me it was the worst factory paint he has seen. He had my car for 6 weeks with ppf, ceramic, and paint correction. However most of the corection was spent on the rear since my car was transported incorrectly (very front and top of truck. Rear end 1st). The rear end was beat to hell from salt, cinders, etc. It got transported in middle if snow storm.

Either way, I just wanted my car back and honestly don't think he was as "skilled" as he led me to believe. I've had multiple ppf issues as well.
 

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After having my first GT bought back due to missing paint on all the edges, I went over my replacement GT with a fine tooth comb and still found some defects. I accepted it anyway.

I have kept a close eye on Mustangs at car shows and I notice a lot of defects on most of them. I just saw a new GT500 and noticed a couple defects on it almost right off the bat.

And Ford can't put front and rear bumpers on right on eco boosts, GTs, 350s, or 500s either.

I accept that Ford does not built perfect cars, and you'll be hard pressed to find a Mustang that is perfect (which I believe just comes down to luck).

You're gonna get more stuff in your paint from driving and enjoying your car, so I would just have someone touch that up.
 

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Well I kinda wondered the same thing. He told me it was the worst factory paint he has seen. He had my car for 6 weeks with ppf, ceramic, and paint correction. However most of the corection was spent on the rear since my car was transported incorrectly (very front and top of truck. Rear end 1st). The rear end was beat to hell from salt, cinders, etc. It got transported in middle if snow storm.

Either way, I just wanted my car back and honestly don't think he was as "skilled" as he led me to believe. I've had multiple ppf issues as well.
Just for completeness and now I am on my work PC, here was my missing paint :

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Those are the front outer corners of the bottom grill aperture on a PP1 GT.

It not as bad as yours and unless you got on your hands and knees it's not in an obvious position, but it was photo'd and fixed by the body shop before I took delivery anyway (two cosmetic transport marks in the paint on the front bumper top edge just before the hood).

Excluding the cost of paintwork and at prices I would have had to pay if it was my own money, it cost ford £2051.89 (approx $2840) to fix my build & delivery issues ... :frown:

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I'll add my quality story... I was lucky enough to be able to get into the factory as my 500 was coming down the last few lines at FlatRock thanks to an old high school friend. Spotted a slight fold in the passenger side bumper cover and pointed it out to him and another Union person providing the tour. They circled the defect and assured me it would be taken care of at final QC. Well, when I went to the dealer to pick up the car, guess what was still... That's right the good ol' fold in my bumper cover. Picked up the car on 6/29/21, had the dealer include bumper cover replacement on the paperwork before I signed. As of today 9/16/21, the bumper cover is still backordered...
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That's how you know you got a Ford.... (-:
I have this on my hood at the windshield:

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They circled the defect and assured me it would be taken care of at final QC. Well, when I went to the dealer to pick up the car, guess what...
That is beyond sad. Farley, are you listening?
 
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