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 Post subject: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Hi there, so I was wiping out the Boot channel the other day and realized on the right hand side that where the two panel lips meet/ cross over each other and join that there is some rust in the joint, and I was wondering what would be the best option to fix this problem? The car is a 2008 Fairmont Ghia

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:47 pm 
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any ideas?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:06 pm 
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The car is under warranty. Take it back to Ford before it becomes worse.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:13 pm 
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i would get rid of it asap, if there is rust there, you will find it will start poping up in most of the overlaping panels in the boot and inner guards.
its a shame how these late model falcons rust out faster than a tin can in salt water..lol
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:19 pm 
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how should i get rid of it/ stop it?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:27 am 
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Rust is like cancer. The longer you leave it the worse it gets. Get a professional to look at it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:48 am 
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danbode wrote:
how should i get rid of it/ stop it?


Cut and weld.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:57 pm 
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You have a 5 year rust and perforation warranty.

Take the car to Ford and let them fix it!!!

Same thing happened to my last car (BF XR6T) and they fixed it for nothing!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:43 pm 
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*fixed it* lol I'm yet to see fraud service solve a problem I've had yet. not all new buyers opted for the extra warranty and the rust guard either. Like troyman said it's a bit of a shame.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:56 pm 
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if its in between panel joins its going to be hard to completly fix unless the overlapping panels are removed, eg spot welds removed and joins opened up,,

ford will probably just get it cleaned up, throw some rust inhibiter and re paint it so it lasts another year or two so they dont have to repair it under there warranty again..

unfortunatly its going to always be a problem area....
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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:04 pm 
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danbode wrote:
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Warranty repair and then sell the car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:29 am 
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its a 2008 car, that is out of warrenty, how would i go about trying to get this fixed from ford, just call the dealership or something higher up?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:59 pm 
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does anybody know if i just call up my local dealer to get it fixed under the 5 year warranty thing?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:28 pm 
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bump
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 Post subject: Re: BF Fairmont Ghia Boot Channel Rust
Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 6:34 pm 
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bump what????

did you ring ford to find out??
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