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2014 mustang gt clear peeling?

Hey guys,
Any one else having there clear coat peeling? I noticed it today while washing my car that my bumper is missing some of its clear coat in a corner.
The car has 600 miles on it so it's still fairly new.
Would Ford be inclined to just replace the bumper rather than paint a new one? I'd hate to have the orange peel not match.

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Hey guys,
Any one else having there clear coat peeling? I noticed it today while washing my car that my bumper is missing some of its clear coat in a corner.
The car has 600 miles on it so it's still fairly new.
Would Ford be inclined to just replace the bumper rather than paint a new one? I'd hate to have the orange peel not match.
call the dealer and ask.

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If it's just the clear they will probably just redo the clear coat on your bumper.


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not on mine- take it back to the dealer.They probably won't change the whole bumper .

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Take it in and have them look at it they will most likely redo the clear. Don't worry about orange peel I've never had a problem with.
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Henson Ford here in little old madisonville texas makes the orange peel match, they will fix it right.

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Most likely that bumper was repaired/repainted before you bought the car...even if you bought it new.

I was in a Ford Dealership the other day. Way way back, at the back of their long and deep lot, were subcontractors painting and doing minor repairs outdoors on two new cars....painting their bumpers. It happens, it's just normal SOP in a Dealership. And an 'adjustment' may have been made to the car anywhere between the factory and it's final delivery to the Dealership as a new car...even the Dealership would not know.

Personal experience: I bought my 05 GT when it was just under two years old. It's lst owner was a Ford Factory rep...one year. It's second owner/driver was the owner of a Ford Dealership...he drove it 9 months. I bought the car at a steal price. Noted the front bumper had slightly peeling paint, on it's upper edge, where it meets the lower sharp surface of the grille. I figured the entire bumper had been repainted at some point.
And just last week I accidentally rubbed the rear bumper past a wooden fence...some paint just rubbed off the bumper...perfect, shiny, non damaged black plastic showing underneath.
So these bumpers are made of a soft plastic material, which paint does not adhere to well.
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Well the dealer thinks I hit something with the car. However there is no scratches around it but he is sending it to Ford anyways. We shall see.
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were subcontractors painting and doing minor repairs outdoors on two new cars....painting their bumpers.
Painting outdoors? Now there's quality workmanship for 'ya.....

Maybe the OP can trade off the pealing clear coat for dirt and bugs stuck in the refinished bumper.
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My brother-in-law bought a Nissan brand new one time. It was obvious looking at it that half the car had been repainted because in the right light, you could tell it didn't match. Made us wonder why. We always joked that it fell off the boat on the way over and was recovered from the Marianas Trench.

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If you push hard enough you'll get what you want but I doubt it will be a new bumper. As stated previously the will just redo it.
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Hey guys,
Any one else having there clear coat peeling? I noticed it today while washing my car that my bumper is missing some of its clear coat in a corner.
The car has 600 miles on it so it's still fairly new.
Would Ford be inclined to just replace the bumper rather than paint a new one? I'd hate to have the orange peel not match.
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Well the dealer thinks I hit something with the car. However there is no scratches around it but he is sending it to Ford anyways. We shall see.
Hello Starjammir,

Was this taken care of for you? If not, let me know what your dealer said.

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I have the same issue but the dealer wouldn't do anything about it. They wouldn't do anything about the clear coat issue (seems to be a common issue) and I've been driving around with Takata airbags for more than a year because the parts aren't in. I'm not very happy with Ford's service.

I like my mustang but I'm embarrassed to drive around with a crappy paint job. This is definitely a paint quality issue from the factory.
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Certainly it must be a common problem... you only had to go back about three years to find an example thread to post in. I think you should file a class action lawsuit.
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