Discoloration on F150

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4/8/2017 6:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/8/2017 6:35 PM

Any of you guys with the new body style white F150's noticed any yellowing of the bottom piece of the body right behind the back door? Also on the front bumper? I'm pretty sure these are a plastic piece. Mine is pretty obvious so I'm gonna take it into the dealer next week. Might be hard to tell, but here's some pics of what I'm talking about:

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4/8/2017 6:41 PM

Plastic components are painted separately from the truck. Probably at a totally different facility with a completely different type of paint. My 2017 white Tundra has three different shades of white between the plastic bumper end caps, plastic grille and the metal fenders. While truck shopping, the 2017 silver F250 Fords were horribly mottled/splotchy with fuel doors that looked two tone. Add in doors that were terribly misaligned and all the fuel doors rubbed against the bedside as you opened them. $70,000.00 goodness from Ford.

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4/8/2017 6:43 PM

I don't work in a body shop, so I don't know. However I doubt the cab has any plastic pieces. Did you check to see if it's got clear stickers? My Chevy car has clear vinyl along the bottom. Maybe yours is getting discolored from the sun.

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4/8/2017 6:45 PM

newmann wrote:

Plastic components are painted separately from the truck. Probably at a totally different facility with a completely different ...more

It's pretty frustrating, to say the least. Got any tips or things y'all do in your shop on these? I would assume that even if Ford (by some miracle) decided to swap those pieces out with new ones, it would probably still do the same thing?

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4/8/2017 6:47 PM

colintrax wrote:

I don't work in a body shop, so I don't know. However I doubt the cab has any plastic pieces. Did you check to see if it's got ...more

I'm pretty sure those small pieces are plastic on it. It sounds like a plastic material when you tap it.

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4/8/2017 6:48 PM

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

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4/8/2017 6:50 PM

colintrax wrote:

I don't work in a body shop, so I don't know. However I doubt the cab has any plastic pieces. Did you check to see if it's got ...more

The 15 and up aluminum body Fords have lower plastic mouldings over the cab corners.

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4/8/2017 6:51 PM

newmann wrote:

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

It's the oxford white

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4/8/2017 6:52 PM

newmann wrote:

The 15 and up aluminum body Fords have lower plastic mouldings over the cab corners.

Ah ok, thanks for the FYI.

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4/8/2017 6:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/8/2017 6:56 PM

newmann wrote:

Plastic components are painted separately from the truck. Probably at a totally different facility with a completely different ...more

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's pretty frustrating, to say the least. Got any tips or things y'all do in your shop on these? I would assume that even if ...more

Without blending the pearl paint to adjacent panels,(bedside, cab side and rear door) the chances of getting a really solid butt match on that one piece is pretty slim.

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4/8/2017 6:58 PM

newmann wrote:

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's the oxford white

Solid Oxford white, you might have a excellent chance at getting a better color match. Ford will probably tell you it's "close enough" or an "acceptable" match.

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4/8/2017 6:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/8/2017 7:00 PM

newmann wrote:

Plastic components are painted separately from the truck. Probably at a totally different facility with a completely different ...more

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's pretty frustrating, to say the least. Got any tips or things y'all do in your shop on these? I would assume that even if ...more

newmann wrote:

Without blending the pearl paint to adjacent panels,(bedside, cab side and rear door) the chances of getting a really solid ...more

Weeeellll shit. I've always been a white truck guy, but if they keep putting these plastic cap pieces on them, I'll probably be moving on to a different color on my next one. It's bugging the shit out of me.

Edit: just noticed you said that for the pearl.

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4/8/2017 7:07 PM

As long as it's not tool and die related ,I'm in the clear.

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4/25/2017 5:32 PM

newmann wrote:

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's the oxford white

I have one too! No discoloration as of yet but now you have me worried.Photo

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4/25/2017 5:50 PM

newmann wrote:

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's the oxford white

Branham96 wrote:

I have one too! No discoloration as of yet but now you have me worried.Photo

Little update. My dealer said it shouldn't be doing that and they suspect an issue with the clearcoat on the plastic pieces. They are going to get it repainted as soon as I find the time to do so.

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4/25/2017 5:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/25/2017 5:52 PM

newmann wrote:

Do you have the solid Oxford white or the tri coat pearl white? Pearl will never match between those pieces at the OEM level.

hvaughn88 wrote:

It's the oxford white

Branham96 wrote:

I have one too! No discoloration as of yet but now you have me worried.Photo

Looks like the only spot that you may need to keep an eye on yours is that plastic cap down in the bottom corner behind the passenger doors. Everywhere else mine is doing it is black on your truck so you should be good, I think. That's a nice stance you have there. Looks good!

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4/26/2017 1:34 AM

Thanks man I had to lift it a little to make up for it being the XL model.

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