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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016 Thread Starter
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Hood repair lasted 4 months...

Brought my 2013 to the dealership on March 1st due to hood corrosion. They covered the cost of having the hood completely stripped/treated/repainted by their body shop (nice of them), but 4 months later, the corrosion is back. Different spot this time. Ugh. Still love the car, but that aluminum hood is absolute garbage.
I received no paperwork when they redid the hood. What kind of warranty, if any, do body shops usually offer? I'm just wondering if it's even worth going back there...


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Four months? I would take it back, there should be some kind of warranty.

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four months. To be honest I wouldn't bother trying to fix it if its going to cost you money the second time. If the shop is going to cover it go for it but I've heard there is no real solution to the problem. Good luck.

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sorry to hear about your problem. I know where I work (a body shop) "we" have a lifetime warenty on our work but rust isn't covered


IMHO you would be better off with a fiberglass hood. That's what I did once I found out that FORD wasn't going to cover my hood.


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Typical Ford quality.

If they even hint at making you pay this time, I'd take that hood to a scrap yard (it's worth something as it's aluminum) and go with a Cervini fiberglass hood. That's what I did--fitment is pretty good out of the box and decent custom shop should be able to get a perfect color match.
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Rest assured, there's no way I'd spend one dime on having my current hood redone a 2nd time. Hey, it was worth a shot. They tried. I'll still head over to the dealership's body shop soonish & see what they say, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll most likely go with a Cervini's Cobra R, even though it seems a bit ostentatious for a v6. Hood pins necessary?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016
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So, if these aluminum hoods are so problematic, what's the outlook for entire aluminum bodies? Are the F150s having problems?
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