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Old 01-29-2008, 07:06 AM
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Ughh..chrome problems

Well my front bumper is already starting to get surface rust on it on the chrome on the grill is doing something funky.

I took her into the dealership and they said there would be no problem replacing the grill but the bumper will probably be a problem. Anywho, I emailed Ford MoCo of Canada and started complaining about my front bumper. They had called me over the weekend to talk and get a better idea of what was going on and they said they would call me back this week some time.

Now i know i live in an area where they lay salt down on the roads but this i ridiculous

i'll put some pics up soon
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:16 AM
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Ya places of salt and sand do suck.... i just always make a note of it to spend extra time washing my truck very well and often... a good polish on the chrome always seems to help on occasion too... how you get all fixed up
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:26 AM
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Chrome is very dense and very hard. You can clean the chrome to a brand new shine with windex and steel wool. I worked in a body shop for a couple of years and this is how we would get old chrome to shine like the new stuff we were putting on.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:33 AM
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Pictures are up







Truck only has 20,000kms on it. My 04 with 100,000 doesn't have this problem. There is no doubt in my mind that with a good scrubbing the rust would come off. I'm just worried about 2 years down the line. If this is what it's like now then i don't even want to think what it will be like in the future.
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True. You could have a badly dipped set of chrome. Your grill is messed up! I would be furious! I havent seen that before unless the grill came in contact with something to distort the chrome. I think you just got a bad set of chrome on your truck
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Truck only has 20,000kms on it. My 04 with 100,000 doesn't have this problem. There is no doubt in my mind that with a good scrubbing the rust would come off. I'm just worried about 2 years down the line. If this is what it's like now then i don't even want to think what it will be like in the future.[/QUOTE]


It does look like rust. Does it wipe away easily? I looks like an oxidized liquid instead of it actually being the bumper itself.

Strange none the less. Let us know what happens.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:42 AM
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Nevermind, if it wiped away you wouldn't have gone through all the trouble of going to the dealership and calling FoMoCo.

Sorry.
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Nevermind, if it wiped away you wouldn't have gone through all the trouble of going to the dealership and calling FoMoCo.

Sorry.
If you scrub hard enough it does wipe away. That's besides the point though. I have never seen anything like this on a vehicle that is 6 months old.
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If you scrub hard enough it does wipe away. That's besides the point though. I have never seen anything like this on a vehicle that is 6 months old.
You're right, I'd be pissed too if it happened to mine. Keep us posted.
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i always spray my turck down while running in salt
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