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Paint peeling on my ford f-150

My 1998 ford f-150 paint is peeling off ,I heard because there was not the right primer used to keep paint to stick and not enough paint layers.
The color is white

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  • bannister816 Nov 20, 2008

    i own a 97 f 150 and have the same problem!

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i have 2003 supercrew f-150 paint peeling off roof called ford they you are on your owen ford sucks

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Paint durability data associated with Ford and other automakers' vehicles is
documented in the research publication:

MAKING IT RIGHT
Why your Car Payments are lasting longer than your
FACTORY PAINT JOB

There has also been an independent review done of this publication by "ForeWord".

Automotive paint durability research publication documents vehicles released to dealer and consumer below automaker's minimum paint thickness specifications.

Refer to link for details.

Link: http://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/making-it-right-why-your-car-payments-are-lasting-longer-than-your-factory-paint-job-basic-guide/

Explains in details, objective criteria to inquire from the dealer and automaker.

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I have actually fixed these trucks under warranty. The EPA is the root cause of this, and lack of testing the newer system, this problem is pretty much of the past as the newer vehicle have a better system on them to complie with EPA regs.

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    Inquire from the dealer to obtain the paint durability data (paint thickness measurements) from the factory. The dealer may have received a factory defect without knowing it.

    We released two books on the subject during 2009.

    Here are the links: http://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/m...

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    http://www.bookideas.com/reviews/index.c...

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Yes there was a couple of manufacturers who had that problem over the years, I've heard everything from wrong primer, different coating on bare metal before priming, to improper prepping of bare metal before primer, but either way, a good body shop will know how to deal with it. There was some of the manufacturers that were giving warranty on these for first owners, and some even covered second owners, but my guess is that your out of that range for one reason or another if not time itself. if your going to re-do the tailgate yourself, do your best to take it down to bare metal and prep it properly before you re-finish it.

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