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post #41 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2012
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Originally Posted by jpuhalla View Post
I bought my 2011 brand new back in January. When I bought it, the colors where perfect. I started noticing about a month later that the fiberglass bumpers are turning more of a creamy white color compared to the crisp white of the rest of the car. It can be hard to notice under certain lightin conditions.
When I took it in to the dealer today for my first oil change i pointed it out to them. It is now becoming easy to notice. They agreed that there is definately a color change. They took it to thier body shop and they said that the paint cures on fiberglass differently than the metal on the rest of the body and there is nothing they can do. So the dealer called ford and they said the same thing. Then the dealer called an independent body shop and they also said they can't do anything.
So now I'm frustrated that I paid a lot of money for a car that doesnt have matching bumpers. I'm going to call ford customer service and see if there is truly nothing that can be done.
So my question is if this is happening to anybody else? They said it happens on all cars but the performance white makes it a lot easier to notice.
i have a 2010 gt500 (performance white w/dk blue stripes). it's taken me a half century to own my dream car. the bumpers, mirrors, door handles were fine when purchased. shortly after, i started noticing a discoloration. after time, it's gets really worse. i've had the car for 1 1/2 yrs (garage kept, 6500 miles). called the dealer today. will be takin it in on monday. don't really want to repaint bumpers, etc, but i'm really upset w/ the looks of the car rite now. kinda embarrassing to have such a beautiful white car w/ yellow bumpers. should be embarrassing for ford also. they prolly shouldn't even sell performance white shelbys if the color changes like that.
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