Originally Posted by jonk
All engine bays get painted the same as the outside.
Gone are the days when paint costs got trimmed from this area... there is no reason to leave an engine bay unpainted/coated in any way.
Thats not true. My first Blueprint had a black painted engine bay and nearly all XR's and FPV's were the same up until about 2-3 months ago as a running change. Other models in the range still get black painted engine bays. Believe me, Ford still cut costs in these areas, I know cause I work there. Even the fuel filler flap on my first XR8 was painted black. If Ford can save one cent of the cost of a new car they will do it.
Then me being absolutely smart arsed would say how would Ford defend a court case with them depending on their cars being a having/similar treatment to all its other cars it makes and still claim it's warranty is completely applicable.
You see Bossxr8, it's ok for Ford to do this but until this is tested in an open court of law and they prove that their different paint treatment is actually similar to the real thing they 'might' get away with it! See what I mean?
Cars that are special tend to get put off onto other lines that miss the normal treatment so to speak, but to us, it's portrayed as normal happenings. Hot turbo's, special v8's blah blah blah, but when the company' is in trouble it takes the big short cuts and it shows!
I'm having a go at Ford but with good reason... the black paint is realistically not meant to be there because modern cars get it everywhere(paint), and how long is Ford's paint warranty for anyway.
Badger the bastards at Ford, let them know their cars stink without the full treatment. Black paint only resides in my car if I ordered black or the panel beaters said it was cheaper to fix after the accident.