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Caution: Don't bother utilizing your trunk

My trunk gets heavy usage. I typically keep my laptop for work in my trunk so at a minimum I'm opening my trunk 2 times a day, 5 times a week. I've owned this car for about a year which means I've opened the trunk at least 500 times.

Yesterday I noticed paint from the trunk lid is missing around the entire part that touches the weather strip. Luckily I'm still under warranty, but this is truly unacceptable and I don't see why it won't eventually happen to every mustang on the road.

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did the dealer say it's covered?


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I haven't gone yet, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't be.
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I love my car as much as the next guy here but this does seem a bit minor/ nit picky...

I have 45,000 miles on my 5.0 and it is nearly pristine but there are two very small rock chips on the hood but only I would know where they are.... It won't stay brand new forever...

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Hmmm...I haven't noticed this on my car. That's a bit odd.

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Does the trunk lid stick to the rubber or does the trunk lid move while driving and rub on the rubber?

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I have this also...
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I'll have to check that. Mine's probably worse, considering that several times a week the cargo is my steaming, salty, smelly, mouldy goalie equipment.

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Got to keep that part of the trunks Paint Super Waxed!.....And you MUST keep that weatherstrip Highly Siliconed.....I noticed this with my '11, But I put a Stop to it with those 2 things......As far as My '13, Not Even a Mark, as the first thing that I did was to Leave a Layer of Wax right where it meets (Never wiped the Wax off) and then I siliconed the Crap out of ALL my weatherstripping, As I Refuse to be Frozen out of my Car Door in the Wintertime Again!!

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I love my car as much as the next guy here but this does seem a bit minor/ nit picky...

I have 45,000 miles on my 5.0 and it is nearly pristine but there are two very small rock chips on the hood but only I would know where they are.... It won't stay brand new forever...
I plan on keeping this car for a very long time, especially seeing how ugly 2015+ will be. This isn't very minor because it is now exposed and already oxidized. Within a few years it'd probably start to spread and then I'd need a new trunk lid entirely.


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Got to keep that part of the trunks Paint Super Waxed!.....And you MUST keep that weatherstrip Highly Siliconed.....I noticed this with my '11, But I put a Stop to it with those 2 things......As far as My '13, Not Even a Mark, as the first thing that I did was to Leave a Layer of Wax right where it meets (Never wiped the Wax off) and then I siliconed the Crap out of ALL my weatherstripping, As I Refuse to be Frozen out of my Car Door in the Wintertime Again!!

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That's what I'll start doing after they repair it. I was going to wax all the small areas from the beginning but after spending 5+ hours on the car after every detail, I tend to rush.
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I plan on keeping this car for a very long time, especially seeing how ugly 2015+ will be. This isn't very minor because it is now exposed and already oxidized. Within a few years it'd probably start to spread and then I'd need a new trunk lid entirely.




That's what I'll start doing after they repair it. I was going to wax all the small areas from the beginning but after spending 5+ hours on the car after every detail, I tend to rush.
Don't Feel Bad Rando, Its NOT your Fault!.....As a Matter of Fact, I should have Made a Sticky Thread about this very issue. The Funny (Well NOT Funny) is that they Changed the weatherstripping After the 2010-MY (I had one of those too) In order to stop excessive wind Noise (they even listed it as an upgrade for '11+ Stangs) because my '10 didn't even have that Piece of Plastic that resides on the very bottom of the Rear Glass right where it meets the Trunk. They did this to stop all of the complaints about EVERY Maple Helicopter, and Small leaf from going right into the Trunk Rain gully, and therefore Clogging those Drains!!......Better all-around design with the '11+ Stangs.....But just not good for the Paint on the inside contact areas

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Don't Feel Bad Rando, Its NOT your Fault!.....As a Matter of Fact, I should have Made a Sticky Thread about this very issue. The Funny (Well NOT Funny) is that they Changed the weatherstripping After the 2010-MY (I had one of those too) In order to stop excessive wind Noise (they even listed it as an upgrade for '11+ Stangs) because my '10 didn't even have that Piece of Plastic that resides on the very bottom of the Rear Glass right where it meets the Trunk. They did this to stop all of the complaints about EVERY Maple Helicopter, and Small leaf from going right into the Trunk Rain gully, and therefore Clogging those Drains!!......Better all-around design with the '11+ Stangs.....But just not good for the Paint on the inside contact areas

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Haha that's funny because as soon as fall hit, I had a million little leaves down in my drains. As far as I can tell, that weather strip is useless!
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The weather stripping is useless, I agree.

In the summer, Mine gets lawn clippings in it from driving in suburban areas.

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Yeah, it wont stop them all....But if you have a Maple with those GD Coptors, Pinocchio's, Or whatever those Wretched things are called (I know they are seeds) But at least In My case, I can see them slide down, and get stopped by that Window Plastic, so I can at least pick them off of the car.....With my 2010, I could NOT get my Fat fingers into the bottom of that rain gully, so I had to Bribe my then 9 year old Daughter to get them

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I had the seed problem with my cars, but since I bought an Air Force Master Blaster to dry them I no longer have that problem. (The leaf blower was not getting the job done)


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