Jump to content


Show
Photo

Strange Corrosion, 58' Ford Focus


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 talksy

talksy

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec 1.8 TDCI 2009
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: London

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hello,

I own a 59 plate Focus and I don't seem to have this, my friend has a 58 plate and on both of his door sils by the front wheel, there is this strange patch of corrosion.

Do any other owners have this, or know what could have caused it?

 

Thanks

 

Here are a couple of shots of the offside sill:

 

2013-05-12134526HDR_zps2bbd173d.jpg2013-05-12134522HDR_zps738e1d92.jpg



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 salsheikh

salsheikh

    Sal_Sheikh

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,541 posts
  • Name: Sal
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Turbo D
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Warwickshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

looks like maybe it got chipped and then rust has set it. best to get it repaired asap before it gets worse.



#3 Steelie600

Steelie600

    Master Techncian

  • Members via FB
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 147 posts
  • Name: Kev
  • Ford Model: Escort Van 55
  • Year: 2001
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

defo stone chip that. Get it seen to asap to prevent it getting ay worse



#4 Preee

Preee

    Ford Fruitcake

  • Moderator
  • 4,098 posts
  • Name: Paul
  • Ford Model: Focus Tit X Mk3 | Fiesta Zetec Mk7
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Shropshire
Contributor

Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

Fit some mud Flaps , just incase it was caused from a stone from the front wheels



#5 FOCA

FOCA

    Feet on the table

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,530 posts
  • Name: FOCA
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Mk3 Sleeper 194 flb.p.t.
  • Year: Non
  • Location: Scotland
Contributor

Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

Fit some mud Flaps , just incase it was caused from a stone from the front wheels

Exactly what i was going to say - this is the 1st bit to "go" then the bottom of the doors & sills, all getting "sand blasted" over time from stones getting thrown up from the front tyres



#6 talksy

talksy

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec 1.8 TDCI 2009
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: London

Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Hi thanks for your posts. I just can't believe how identical it is on both sides.

Where can I get the mud flaps you recomend, do they do them on Ebay?

 

I wonder if it is worth getting any for my car. I don't have any marks on mine, yet! But mine has done half the mileage his has done!



#7 Gary Minty Jupe

Gary Minty Jupe

    Feet Under The Table

  • Members via FB
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 193 posts
  • Ford Model: 1.6 zetec
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Essex

Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

mud flaps are well worth it 



#8 salsheikh

salsheikh

    Sal_Sheikh

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,541 posts
  • Name: Sal
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Turbo D
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Warwickshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

plenty of mudflaps found on ebay that are perfect fitment for the focus.



#9 ffz

ffz

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Name: Chris
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 TDCI 109
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

Definitely a common problem on the Focus. 

 

My '08 is going in tomorrow for the sills to be sprayed under the curve of the rear door (both sides)

 

My colleagues '07 also has this corrosion in the exact same place. 

 

My boss' '08 also has this corrosion in the exact same place. 

 

I have looked at 5 cars this week (passing in car parks, car dealers etc) that have all had this corrosion, including a '10 plate!!!!

 

I bought my car in Jan '12, and had the dealer respray the sill's at the end of Jan, by mid-Feb, the paint was peeling off. I had them re-do it after giving them some advice, which they didn't follow as it came back again by summer time. This winter has made them far worse of course, but it is going in to an independent body shop tomorrow to be done properly. 

 

See my photos in my drop box, https://www.dropbox....q0q9/MojtIWuAx0



#10 ffz

ffz

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Name: Chris
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 TDCI 109
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

Oh, I've got the photo complete backwards in my mind, but my '08 just so happens to have a rust spot in the exact same place on the passenger side!!!!



#11 sucofdrof

sucofdrof

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
  • Name: Rich
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2.5 1.6 Zetec
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

My 2008 mk2.5 focus also has paint chipped in the same place as yours,think I'll be investing in some mud flaps also after seeing a thread on this forum I thought I'd clean behind the inner wing here is what I got out.it can't be good all that wet silt on the inner sil also the foam sound proofing was soaking wet had to ring it out.

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMAG0209.jpg


#12 talksy

talksy

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec 1.8 TDCI 2009
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: London

Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

Thanks very much for the posts. The amount of dust and grime sucofdrof got in his dustpan is quite concerning. I feel quite lucky that my 09 is still in pristine condition. Maybe it was garaged by the last owner (its done 27k). How did you get behind the inner wing? Did you need to remove parts?

 

FFZ thanks very much for your images, my friend's car also has these paint chips in addition to the rust spots in the op. You mention you took it to a dealer, did they undertake the repair work for free or did you need to pay?

I am guessing you are having to pay for the independent body shop work?

 

I have found a range of mud flaps on Ebay. If anyone can recomend a particular set for the saloon 2008-2009 onwards model (maybe if you own some and have found them to be good), I would really appreciate it! :rolleyes:



#13 ffz

ffz

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Name: Chris
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 TDCI 109
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:51 AM

They repaired it under their warranty twice, I wouldn't take it back again, as they made it worse!

 

I am paying for the work, it's just gone into the bodyshop this morning. 



#14 talksy

talksy

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec 1.8 TDCI 2009
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: London

Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:08 AM

They repaired it under their warranty twice, I wouldn't take it back again, as they made it worse!

 

I am paying for the work, it's just gone into the bodyshop this morning. 

 

I see. I can't say I rate their repair jobs, I have been at the recieveing end of some particularly shoddy workmanship before.

Does anyone know how long the warranty is for paint? I wonder if it is worth my friend getting in touch with them.

We both owned 04 Astras before our Foci and they didn't have a bit of rust on them.



#15 talksy

talksy

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec 1.8 TDCI 2009
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: London

Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

I have found these ones, which look ok. What would the difference between these and the ST ones be?

 

http://www.fordparts...87727_c_340.htm



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users