Mine had a 2 inch fish eye in the hood which could be easily seen in direct sun or fluorescent light. Showed to the dealer along with another smaller fish eye, grit in the paint on the passenger door, and a big run by the passenger door handle. The dealer sent it to a paint shop for a serious buff and all went well. You can just barely see the 2 inch fish eye in direct sun but you have to do some serious looking. I mentioned this to the dealer and he basically said "tough" and "good luck in having us fixing it right". Japanese cars are far superior in paint then USA -- gee maybe they should offshore the painitng to China ----chcpman said:Hello
Well I just recieved my pony this Friday.... When I picked it up it was in the beaming sun and I noticed some anomolies in the clear coat. You can see 3 places where someone put there fingers in the clear coat. It only appears when direct sun appears on the car... Others have noticed it but they didn't think it was a big deal. I noticed it right away and think it is a big deal for the money it should be perfect. The only problem now is do I send it back to the dealership to rip it down and re apply the clearcoat. Perhaps it can be buffed out??? I know the factory clear coat is the best but can a decent body shop do a good job as well??? Should I just live with it because the factory clearcoat will protect the car longer??? I could take a picture but it would be hard to tell... the sun has to be hitting it at the right angle.
I almost didn't take the car but I just wanted to take it for the weekend, tomorrow I'm taking it to a detailer who I will ask about these spots.
Kinda a piss off waiting for so long and having these little spots, but the car is amazing.... for those of you waiting, it will be worth it.
If anyone has some insight it would be more then appreciated.
BTW - it spent 4 hours in the paint shop, they provided me with a full size rental and I saw the bill to Ford -- $1200.00 --- YEE HAA!!!