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Offline SLPN1R

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Bonnet stripe damage
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:49:09 PM »
I have bonnet stripes and I love them!
Now, I have noticed the right hand stripe has become damaged. When lifting the right windscreen wiper during car washing, it has been rubbing against the bonnet edge and has worn through the stripe! I have a booking with the dealer in a weeks time, hopefully they can adjust the wiper position and replace the stripe too?!

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 09:26:21 AM »
Yes, that is too close to the bonnet.  Assume you bought the car new.  If itís second hand, there would be a cloud over itís history !!

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 09:44:03 AM »
We bought it new from the dealer 4 months ago. Their initial thought was that I may have damaged it with a gurney hp cleaner.

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 11:34:38 AM »
Their initial thought was that I may have damaged it with a gurney hp cleaner.

Translation of dealer's repsonse: "Their initial thought was it's not their problem" 
Unfortunately all too typical!  :soapbox:
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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 05:32:48 PM »
Hi Cherie,
It may not have anything to do with your problem, but to avoid the edge of the bonnet, move the wiper arm along the windscreen, then lift the arm up once the bonnet has been cleared. Once dropped back on the screen they will automatically return to their rest position upon ignition.

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 10:12:53 AM »

Translation of dealer's repsonse: "Their initial thought was it's not their problem" 

Yep, I got rhat impression too.

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 09:19:31 PM »
Hi Cherie,
It may not have anything to do with your problem, but to avoid the edge of the bonnet, move the wiper arm along the windscreen, then lift the arm up once the bonnet has been cleared. Once dropped back on the screen they will automatically return to their rest position upon ignition.

Russ is right, this issue is not unique to mustang my Lexus wipers also interfere with the bonnet in the rest poisotion if you lift them straight up when cleaning their window. If you want to lift them you need to do as Russ explained.
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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »
Cheers everyone for your feedback.
The dealer decided  "it's part of the design " and "there's nothing we can do about it "
I wish I had known this simple step about the wipers earlier. Ah well... Live and learn!

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 12:32:54 AM »
If they claim it is a design fault wouldn't that fall back on Ford to fix the problem?
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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 07:42:58 PM »
Can't move it  1 spline  over?

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Re: Bonnet stripe damage
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 02:28:24 PM »
Could u add a little heat and see if u can overlap it a touch by stretching them together. Definitely not ideal but it might help with peeling. If that doesnít work I have a guy that cuts the stripes. Maybe he could just do the one side? If your in Sydney he could fit it for u too.

Yes if u didnít know about the wiper itís annoying. My VW Amarok was similar but needed to placed in the ďserviceĒ mode before lifting.

 

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