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Maybe buying a Ford was not such a great idea

Got a look at the roof. The vehicle has less than a 100 miles on the odometer. Peeling paint. Ford quality.

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Haven't seen others reporting this particular problem. If it were an ongoing issue they would be. It is most likely an exception rather than an indicator of a larger scale QC oversight. Should be a warranty covered factory defect.

If it were me I'd approach the dealer only after studying up on auto paint and how to detect other places that might become a problem in the future. Might be worth approaching an independent body shop for this, even if you have to pay for an inspection, just in case it is not only the roof. It would be best to be able to demonstrate this when you make the warranty claim so they can take the finish down to the metal to prime and repaint all panels that show signs of potential delamination.

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That IS a bummer. But, that's not been the standard among users, here, for the past 4 1/2 years. First I've seen like that. Bad batch of something, something...

I guess it's warranty time (which, in itself, rather sucks).

Now consider this tale of woe, brought to you by General Motors: keep an eye out for white Chevy and GMC work vans from the past 20 years. Almost every one of them has the paint peeled off of the hood, above the radiator grill. It's truly disgusting, and, surely should have become a class action lawsuit.

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That's an anomaly. I haven't seen anyone else with peeling paint. That's a warranty issue for sure, with only 100 miles.

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It does seem like just the roof. The roof paint is different from the rest, thinner and more rough. I am not sure it even has the primer, can't quite tell whether this is metal surface showing or primer.

Wow, this is an impressive #fail . I drove old Soviet cars and they had better paint than this Heck, should have got a Sprinter

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Haven't seen others reporting this particular problem. If it were an ongoing issue they would be. It is most likely an exception rather than an indicator of a larger scale QC oversight. Should be a warranty covered factory defect.

If it were me I'd approach the dealer only after studying up on auto paint and how to detect other places that might become a problem in the future. Might be worth approaching an independent body shop for this, even if you have to pay for an inspection, just in case it is not only the roof. It would be best to be able to demonstrate this when you make the warranty claim so they can take the finish down to the metal to prime and repaint all panels that show signs of potential delamination.
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Any car paint experts? How does one repair something like this? Paint large area? Just the area affected?

I will surely take it to Ford for warranty, just want to know what this will entail.
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A paint job.


Any body shop that does collision repair will know how to do the job start to finish, and the only one who will ever know it has happened is CarFax.
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The entire body is dipped in zinc. (Galvanized)

There is a primer, It has a dark green color where the paint has chipped on my sliding door. (There is a long forum thread about sliding door paint chipping.)

I have a white van, It has been said that a white van has 1 extra coat of paint that the other color Transit vans do not get.

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How does one repair this? Take it back to the dealer and have them repair it or replace it with a different new van. If it only has 100 miles on it, it is under bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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...It has been said that a white van has 1 extra coat of paint that the other color Transit vans do not get.

My memory is that you have that backward; ALL the other colors have and additional coat of paint that the white does not have.
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