Soft paint? Rock chips after 400 miles

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What it is that you wrote here: "liso." rubbing alcohol? a mistyped word?
can never spell it = "isopropyl" - the first aid version of alcohol.
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Trash? What does that mean exactly?
I found debris in the paint when my car arrived. It looks like dirt or dust and it was baked into the clearcoat. I asked my local Ford dealer and they offered to repaint my roof and trunk. There were lots of s550 mustang owners with paint defects when their cars arrived.
 

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I don't know about paint being "soft", but in every new car I've owned I've been told to let the paint cure for at least 30 days before using any treatments. An excerpt from my XC90 manual:

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At least they look like easy touch-ups. Use a toothpick instead of the crappy nail polish brush they give you.
 

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I finally took the plunge in the spring. I looked through several brands and watched a lot of videos. I finally chose CarPro CQuartz Lite. It is a true coating but one with less SIO2 solids. It comes in a larger bottle than a non-light coating and doesn’t require as long a cure time. It’s been amazing. It sheds water and dirt to a superior degree than anything I’ve used in the past.

Two things I learned: Lighting is important! I found that applying outside in a slightly overcast day was the best because my garage lighting stinks. Secondly, buy more applicators! I think it made my job harder because I was babying the applicator and worried that the product would cure before I finished my wife’s huge Navigator.

I also used Griot‘s Ceramic 3in1 spray On my son’s car when he went off to college. I don’t see it everyday but in test videos I’ve seen it last 8 plus months easily. It’s a lot cheaper ($20) and you might find it locally at an auto parts store or Target. It’s pretty easy to use also. It’s got a touch of carnuba in it so it might not be the best choice for a metallic paint though.
Awesome info and exactly what I need. Thanks
 

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Also, holy swirls Batman!
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touch those pin holes up, get paint correction, then ppf the whole truck. That’s all that can really be done here. Otherwise it’ll be all chipped to hell in a few months at this rate.
I ordered the A51 color and now I'm thinking of changing it to black, since a friend who owns a body shop told me that black (news to me) is probably the strongest paint. 🤔??
 

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I ordered the A51 color and now I'm thinking of changing it to black, since a friend who owns a body shop told me that black (news to me) is probably the strongest paint. 🤔??
I'd take that with a grain of salt when choosing your vehicle's color. It doesn't mean certain colors aren't going to have problems though, but the reason for those problems can be varied.
 

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I'd take that with a grain of salt when choosing your vehicle's color. It doesn't mean certain colors aren't going to have problems though, but the reason for those problems can be varied.
I'd take that with a grain of salt when choosing your vehicle's color. It doesn't mean certain colors aren't going to have problems though, but the reason for those problems can be varied.
You are probably right, Sandstorm, maybe I'd just be better off getting the front end wrapped and call it a day. 👍
 

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Another lite product coating product I haven’t used but have read great things about: Gyeon CanCoat. It’s easier to apply than CQuartz lite but has a little less durability from what I understand. Something for folks to look into if they’re interested.
 

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Man I hate to see that happening.

Sorry Dude, I know how that makes stomach turn over when it happens on a brand new vehicle. 🙁
UGH! Please say it isnt so! I naively thought paint was a universal and figured out. My 2013 VW jetta is still perfect after 9 years and 10s of thousands of interstate high speed driving. NO chips on hood. may have to do the paint protection wrap after all as this is a 'til it dies' car for me
 

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You are probably right, Sandstorm, maybe I'd just be better off getting the front end wrapped and call it a day. 👍
may be worth ceramic coating if the warranty covers chips
 

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I ordered the A51 color and now I'm thinking of changing it to black, since a friend who owns a body shop told me that black (news to me) is probably the strongest paint. 🤔??
Black looks nice but a real PITA to keep clean and shows every imperfection. Everyone should own a black car or truck once. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Black looks nice but a real PITA to keep clean and shows every imperfection. Everyone should own a black car or truck once. :ROFLMAO:
I owned a '08 F150 that was black and it always looked great for the first 15 minutes after getting washed! 😕☹🤣
 
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How hard is PPF to put on and not goof up? Is it something that can be DIYed and look decent on the first try or two? It kinda looks like a vinyl wrap almost in the videos I have seen.
 
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How hard is PPF to put on and not goof up? Is it something that can be DIYed and look decent on the first try or two? It kinda looks like a vinyl wrap almost in the videos I have seen.
I'm also looking into this but what I've found from reading online is if it's precut it should be doable. Some spots with curves n bends are tricky like side mirrors. But pre cut PPF almost costs the same as getting it installed from 3rd party and kinda defeats the purpose. Cutting it yourself precisely is tough I think.
 

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It appears the Maverick may be plagued by an issue very common with the Bronco Sport. Three pit marks / rock chips in the front end of my vehicle already after just 400 miles.

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Glad I ordered the plastic sheet for protection, now considering other options as well. I did order the Bushwacker fender flares (it is 1.5” of additional coverage)
 
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