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Old 01-30-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Ford Clear Coat

I've searched around for the clear coat hardness on Fords, but I keep finding mixed reviews.

So does anyone know how hard or soft the clear coat is in general on the following Fords?


2002 F-150 - Bright Red
2005 Explorer - Pueblo Gold Metallic
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Ford Clear Coat

My 2007 exploder was a little hard but the meg d300 kit worked wonders on it My daughters 05 mustang black was very hard wet sand and 105 wool did the trick
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Re: Ford Clear Coat

Your mustang might be a little soft. I just detailed my 2012 Performance White Boss 302. No issues.
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I have 2 Fords and I would say medium hard. I recently detailed a 12 Shelby and used Megs D300 and MF cutting discs and it took a littlle elbow grease.
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Re: Ford Clear Coat

A more important question might be how thin is it. The answer. VERY!

I went over a friend's new Ford FLEX and found the total paint thickness to be less than 100 microns all over the car. And some spots were even thinner. I am afraid to do anything to try and decrease the orange peel. I will only do modest correction to remove swirls. No wonder so many people are complaining about clearcoat failure when their cars are still relatively young.
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Re: Ford Clear Coat

Thanks for the replies so far everyone.


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A more important question might be how thin is it. The answer. VERY!
Hmmm...

Guess I'll have to be cautious then.
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The performance white on my 08 is pretty hard. Have to work it quite a bit to remove any substantial swirls or RIDS.

My paint is healthy. Approaching 200 microns.
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