Another Ford Quality Example

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Clearly panel fitment is not something that Ford has been able or willing to make the effort. My previous car, 2019 Challenger Redeye Widebody was as close to perfect in panel fitment as you can get and they too have low end, lower priced SXT'S along with expensive hellcats on the same line. Just bad management and minimal qc...my new 21 GT convertible could be a lot better but I will leave it.
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I couldn't believe how bad my paint and stripe job was/is. 8th grade shop work at best. I've come to the realization we bought a $100K drive train and a $40K fit and finish. Split the difference.
You have hit the mark. A going-over for cosmetics is not too expensive, if you care, and then you still have a performance bargain.
 
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...in other words, what you guys are saying is;

@ Ford, Quality ISN'T job 1....................... :ontheloo:
It's more like #2, if you get my drift.
 

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My cf dash panel wasnt even pushed in all the way

is anyones exhaust tips sooting a lot just the center tips?
 
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Would you guys accept this? As much as I hate it, don't really want to have the entire fender repainted.

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I USED TO BE AN AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISER AND WE USED TO DO APPRAISALS FOR ONE OF THE BIG 3. WE USE TO SEE ACTUAL UNIBODY DAMAGE FROM CARS BEING TIED DOWN TOO TIGHT ON THE TRUCKS WE ARE ACTUALLY TALKING BENT FRAME RAILS THEY WOULD SEND IT OUT TO THE BODY SHOP AND CORPORATE WOULD PAY THE TAB. I WOULDN'T WANT A CAR THAT'S HAD UNIBODY DAMAGE BEFORE IT HITS THE SHOWROOM SOME WERE SO BAD THE REAR QUARTERS WERE BUCKLED.
 

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I'd think a detail shop or your Ford body guy could buff that out and you'd never notice. I had a spot similar on a 2005 I had years ago and same thing. Buffed or what they did and I could not tell even up close!
 

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This is on a GT500 that just came into local dealership.From front to back, the stripes were just "orange peel".

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This is on a GT500 that just came into local dealership.From front to back, the stripes were just "orange peel".

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Those look like vinyl stripes, by the way they do not wrap around the top edge of the trunk lid.
 
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Those look like vinyl stripes, bu the way they do not wrap around the top edge of the trunk lid.
Vinyl stripes have no Orange peel. I prefer them to painted stripes.
 

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Vinyl stripes have no Orange peel. I prefer them to painted stripes.
I would think so too, but if these were painted, why don’t the wrap around the trunk edge (by the window)?
 

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Vinyl stripes have no Orange peel. I prefer them to painted stripes.
Unfortunately, this is not true for gloss black vinyl wrap. 3M and Avery Dennison have terrible orange peel…🤬

3M vs Avery Dennison

Scroll ahead to the 2 min mark to see how bad they look.

The picture is definitely vinyl, not the 10K painted stripes.
 

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Unfortunately, this is not true for gloss black vinyl wrap. 3M and Avery Dennison have terrible orange peel…🤬

3M vs Avery Dennison

Scroll ahead to the 2 min mark to see how bad they look.

The picture is definitely vinyl, not the 10K painted stripes.
Ohh wow ! That’s bad, I have only ever had the Matt type which look good. Have always preferred Matt for stripes but I’ll avoid the gloss ones after seeing that video 👍🏻
 

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I’ve seen the factory fit offset gloss black stripes on need for green and they had quite a lot of peel too … :frown:

(Just before I get jumped on - I’m not saying all factory gloss stripes are the same. If you are happy with yours then that’s cool and all that matters :like:)

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I USED TO BE AN AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISER AND WE USED TO DO APPRAISALS FOR ONE OF THE BIG 3. WE USE TO SEE ACTUAL UNIBODY DAMAGE FROM CARS BEING TIED DOWN TOO TIGHT ON THE TRUCKS WE ARE ACTUALLY TALKING BENT FRAME RAILS THEY WOULD SEND IT OUT TO THE BODY SHOP AND CORPORATE WOULD PAY THE TAB. I WOULDN'T WANT A CAR THAT'S HAD UNIBODY DAMAGE BEFORE IT HITS THE SHOWROOM SOME WERE SO BAD THE REAR QUARTERS WERE BUCKLED.
... This is a very minor paint inclusion?
 
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