Paint chips

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by graynicolas11, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    I do agree, I just think its crazy how many chips (and only on my hood) are already there after less then a year of driving.. and I've had 3 other cars and never had these type of chips. Plus like I've said my dad got his vw tiguan around the same time I got my fiesta and his hood has very little chips..as suggested black may just be a weak colour, I've also heard ford paint isn't always the greatest (this is my first ford)
     
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  3. ZREXER

    ZREXER Member

    I don't have my car yet, but based on my experience with my last few cars, the day I pick up my car, the next day it will be getting the full 3M clear bra treatment. The paint issue is not just our Fiesta's. In general everything that use to make paint durable is now considered bad for the environment.
    Even washing you need to be super careful because the new paints scratch very easily.
    Probably one of my reasons for going with silver as lighter colours don't show the fine scratches as badly as the darker colours.
    Any way cars are meant to be driven, keeping one perfect means leaving it in the garage!
     
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  4. Chris G

    Chris G Member

    Almost 2 months since my last post and I have more dings. I've given up at this point. Luckily the fun factor makes me forget about it. :)
     
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  5. Bahkaboy

    Bahkaboy Member

    I have problems with the paint on my wheels. I've taken my car through two different high end car washes and both times it came out with the paint chipped off down to bare metal.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick New Member

    Bought my molten orange FiST Father's Day weekend, and I got 2 or 3 bi chips in the hood and front bumper. This car was a downgrade for me...I wanted fun and good fuel economy. Best decision I've made. I am in love with this car, and it's easier to accept the chips knowing I spent 1/2 as much as I did on my previous car. It sucks, but that’s why I will never spend more than 30k on a car again.
     
  7. Bahkaboy

    Bahkaboy Member

    I sold cars at a dealership and have driven vetts, srt, svt, sti etc... This little car is so much more fun than anything I've ever driven. It has more character.
     
  8. stealth fighter

    stealth fighter New Member

    You guys have me freaked out, I was gonna buy a black st but now I'm reconsidering... How is the silver with chips... Any better? When people say seeing the primer, what color is the primer
     
  9. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    its chips down on mine to the metal it looks like..if its the primer its silver. Don't be freaked out, you're gonna get chips in any car you buy, just was a little freaked out at how fast I got some and they all were on my hood strangely but hey, I've learned to deal with em, not much I can do but drive it and love it.
     
  10. stealth fighter

    stealth fighter New Member

    Maybe I would be better off w silver?
     
  11. Rick

    Rick New Member

    Stealth Figher
    1st off, cool name.
    Secondly, if you buy a FiST, and by all means you should, keep in mind you are without a doubt getting the most car for your dollar you can. The chips are a small price to pay for the ear to ear grin you'll be sporting. I look at it this way, almost everyone who sees my car sees it from the back after I blow by them on the road. My chips are deep, but they are small enough in diameter thet you have to be right up on the hood to notice. Plus I get so many comments from other people on how awesome the car looks. Personally, I love bold colors for my car, so the molten orange was a no brainer. Silver might hide the chips better, but I couldn't get a car the same color as my mother in law's. No dig against silver, but it's just too common a color for me.
     
  12. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    Also bear in mind that the paint chip issue isn't a Ford Fiesta only issue...or a Ford only issue. You can find threads like this on almost every car in this price range - actually most cars below 30-35k. It's a combination of cost cutting by the manufacturers and government regulations on how much paint can be applied to the car and the type of paint...among other things. Weak paint is a issue with most modern cars within the average car buyer's price range. Just thought you should be aware of that info.

    The car is great fun and is one of the better looking hot hatches. I love mine. You can also take steps to minimize the chance of paint damage through various means, so it's not an end of the road type of situation.
     
  13. Bahkaboy

    Bahkaboy Member

    I have a silver one. Not a single chip on it with 11,000 miles. If you're concerned, get a clear bra. They're expensive but you could get it financed in the loan if you don't have the cash. The rim paint however is garbage. At least on my car. High end car washes take the paint off if they are too close to the rail. Plan on a second set of rims (aftermarket) and use your stock rims for winter. You could also get those financed in the loan as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
  14. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    Knock on wood. :)
     
  15. Bahkaboy

    Bahkaboy Member

    Just did. Lol. Thanks
     
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  16. stealth fighter

    stealth fighter New Member

    Thanks! The name was chosen in anticipation of me getting a tuxedo black st... I feel like this car is such a sleeper and thats one of the things I like about it
     
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  17. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    A paint chip is like a scar it can give one character. I have a black st and yes there are a few chips.. my work truck is newer than my st and it has more chips.. what can you to but have fun driving the st...(Like one couldn't)
     
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