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#1 OFFLINE   flats3

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:28 AM

I live in a northern area where salt is used every time it even looks like it might snow. Consequently I am constantly washing my cars to try to keep the salt from causing rust problems. I am amazed at the amount of salt ,and other road gunk, penetration in the door jams, back tail gate and under the hood of the Flex. It's not just along the bottom of the doors but all up the door jams, on the lift gate hinges and supports and all over the top of the engine compartment. It now takes me about twice as long to clean the car as it did in the past. In cleaning off the salt in the door jams and rear gate I noticed that the application of the paint was pretty poor. There were spots where the paint was almost non-existent. I plan to discuss this with the service department.

Although I will try to keep the salt off as best I can, I worry about all those spots where salt has penetrated that I can't see. I have never had a vehicle where there is so much spray from road gunk all over the inside of the car. The paint on my 2003 Ford Windstar that I traded in on the Flex looked like it just came off the showroom floor and it spent most of it's life outside in the elements. Have others noticed this issue and for those of you with 2009's have you seen the development of any rust? Thanks

#2 OFFLINE   hardint

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:18 PM

I agree 100% worst vehicle I ever owned for salt and debris in the door jams, What the H_ __ was ford thinking on that punie gasket below the door ,what a joke and not hemming the lower door outer so it could hold the salt . I guess it saved them a few seconds on the door line in hemmer process. Thanks Ford






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