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Paint chipping off leading edge of Aluminum hood panel

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Dan Dishaw, March 21, 2018.

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    1. Dan Dishaw

      Dan Dishaw New Member

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      i am experiencing the paint peeling off the edge of my Explore's aluminum hood. With only 49k miles the local dealer 's Ford service manager tells me that it is out of warranty. This apparently is a recurring issue with these aluminum hood panels.
      Is there any extended warranty from Ford? what is this correct fix for this, repaint or replace hood ?
       
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    3. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It depends.
      Post a pic.

      If it is just the paint and the paint alone, it is not too terrible. You can get a quality refinish job for less than a grand if you do just the hood. IF is it just the paint. Aluminum panels are a different beast. If what you are experiencing is "galvanic corrosion " ( the aluminum version of rust ) then we are talking replacement.

      I hate aluminum panels.
       
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      MustangJim1 New Member

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      Hood has to be replaced or it will just come back again. Its all aluminum so once it corrodes there is no fix.
       

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