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Old 10-14-2003, 02:46   #1 (permalink)
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Am i expecting to much ?? my new gt has a couple of very minor dents (can only see under a flouro light ,one on bonnett, one on boot lid) , both look to be something to do with spot welds????, like i said very very hard to pick ,is it worth whinging to the dealer about???,and when are ford going to come up with a technique of putting the door handles on without rippling the panels , my au had it and so does every ba i have looked at.
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Going by your description it's not too bad,you can try and complain to the dealer but i don't like your chances.
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hi newgtowner, you paid good money for your car, if you can put it on them to fix it, get it done...
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Re: Paint finish on gt's???

I know what you are saying about the door handles Newgt. I was walking back from a shopping centre when I first noticed the dents under the door handle (XR8 ute) the sun was just in the right spot and being black does not help either. I immediately thought what the hell, someones open their door up against it but on closer inspection I thought, no it is just the Ford finish. I can't remember my AU2 XR being as bad though.
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Re: Paint finish on gt's???

These issues are called PMF (Poor Metal Finish) and are not normally repairable. You should see some of the areas on both Falcon and Commodore - a fact of twisting sheet metal into complex shapes. I learnt a lot when I was shipping new cars for a living.

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My AU II XR has the ripple's near the door handle's,
If you get it fixed just make sure you trust your dealer other wise it may end up coming back worse than when it went in so you have to ask yourself "is it worth the effort".
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Ripples under the door handles will be caused by distortion when the handle openings are stamped – not likely to be fixed as stamping dies cost megabucks
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i wont ask them to fix it ,i knew what they were like before i bought it , but you would think in this day and age they could avoid it
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