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Old 09-17-2009, 08:07 PM
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Had the truck broke into, classic punch out the locks on the passenger door. Seems pretty common on the 09 250's.

Damaged both driver and passenger side front doors.

Looks like they will need to replace both door panels and repaint.

Question is. I have Dark Blue body color. This has the orange peel problem going on. Since they are going to need to repaint the doors is this going to look bad? Since the doors will not match the rest of the body with orange peel?

First time having to deal with body shop or work.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:28 PM
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If you pick a professional shop (I don't mean Maaco lol), they should blend the paint on the doors to the rest of the pickup.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:29 AM
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Thanks. I thought about taking it to a Ford Dealer. Not sure if there is any better around. Posted another thread in the Texas forum for recommendations.
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During some warranty work, Ford scratched my truck. The manager said they would paint the finder but they could not copy the orange peel. So if you have the doors painted and you have orange peel from the factory paint job there will be a noticeable difference.
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Thats unfortunate.

Isnt the orange peel a Ford problem from the factory?
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:47 PM
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Thats unfortunate.

Isnt the orange peel a Ford problem from the factory?
Yes it is, but not only Fords. I was looking at some friends vehicles and all of them had some orange peel, however the Ford's looked the worst. My wifes Lexus has none at all, that's because they take more time to paint them.

I've been told the main reason for orange peel is caused by not enough dry time between coats.
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So I wonder if I went to a Ford dealer/body shop and when they got done I noticed the difference between the newly painted doors and the rest of the truck.

Do I have any way to get this fixed? Or am I just out of luck after buying this truck less than 1 month ago and now it is screwed up?

Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:33 PM
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I would try Westway Ford in Irving. I am friends with several guys there and they have always treated me right. PM me and I can get you in touch with the right folks.
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orange peel can be fixed with proper technique and some elbow grease.
Youll just have to buff on it and do an good polish and wax

Read up at autogeek.net/forums

just make sure they get the color matched exactly......all else including overspray can be fixed


where are you located?
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If the orange peel bothers you that bad get the truck color sanded and re buffed.
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