IMHO (non-attorney) ...I would consider a joint claimagainst Ford & the dealer (once and if it's denied) in small claims court...here's why...
Ford knew about thedefect (failed to achieve proper paint adhesion as a result of prep, contamination or materials) and did nothing (despite the fact that in ford docs they say their paintis has a life of 7 years...condition, appearance, etc.)
I am not promotingthis company but for compensation they have documents and experts that havebeen used to successfully recover damages as a result of OEM paint issues goingback to the 90's.
Zestar Corporation www.zestar.com
43422 West Oaks Drive
Novi, Michigan, 48377
Also remember, Aluminum panels have been effectively painted and re-painted since the 40's (Lincoln used aluminum panels in the 40's) and there are many, many mfg's who have never had a issue with paint adhesion (including Ford in the past)........and any shop that won't guarantee their paint are simply not professionally trained in working with aluminum.....when you bought the car this included a warranty.....IMHO (non-attorney), when and if either the dealer or Ford denies the claim, it's fraud...a whole new ballgame and again, with the documents/support that zester can provide, they will be feeling like they are pinned into a corner..............and when you consider that a repaint of the hood will run $800 to $1,800 (depending on who you talk to), you can recover every dime.......
and an FYI.............although the cars are painted at Ford, the application process is contracted out.......yes, a sub-contractor is working inside the Ford plants spraying the cars/trucks and they are paid a flat rate/piece rate.....so if the sub-contractor wants to maximize profits, they will shorten the waiting/drying time of each stage to the minimum (or less) and/or reduce the primer/paint thickness to just the minimum......which can also end up being below minimum..........and yes, the sub is actually buying the paint from the designated supplier.