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#31 meddyliol

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:09 AM

My local dealer maintains that it is impossible to see these strips? and also impossible to fit after the car has left the factory. If anyone knows any different to this please let us know. I am having front mudflaps fitted on Monday at a cost of 47.70.

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#32 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:53 AM

When I say 10 months without a stone chip - I mean in the place youve been discussing, Ive had one on the front low bumper - luckily max was able to sort it - tip is to drop colour matched pain into the chip using a needle! think ive just been lucky though my car on 6500 miles now so not excessive use for the age.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:04 AM

My local dealer maintains that it is impossible to see these strips? and also impossible to fit after the car has left the factory. If anyone knows any different to this please let us know. I am having front mudflaps fitted on Monday at a cost of 47.70.

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I'm going to see my dealer tomorrow so I'll let you know what they say, have you tried contacting Ford UK or Ford Europe about the issue?

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:25 PM

My dealer is doing a full set of mudflaps fitted for 65 untill the end of this month, i was tempted but on inspection i have no stone chips in the area in question. Maybe i've been lucky but the only chips i've had is one on the lower edge of the front bumper and one small chip on the passenger side door edge which was my sister's fault anyway (the dozy bint knocked it against a concrete gate pillar at her house).

#35 meddyliol

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

My dealer is doing a full set of mudflaps fitted for 65 untill the end of this month, i was tempted but on inspection i have no stone chips in the area in question. Maybe i've been lucky but the only chips i've had is one on the lower edge of the front bumper and one small chip on the passenger side door edge which was my sister's fault anyway (the dozy bint knocked it against a concrete gate pillar at her house).


Where in the UK is your dealer? It might be worth going there to get my flaps cheaper.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:28 AM

Just back from my dealers (went to get some glue residue removed from the car) and mentioned the stone chips. The chap said he wasn't aware of the issue but would look into it for me. He did say that Ford did something similar for the Ford Ka a few years ago. When I hear more I'll let you all know!

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:15 PM

Where in the UK is your dealer? It might be worth going there to get my flaps cheaper.

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My dealer is bristol street ford in crewe, cheshire.....if your in dorset then i would say it's quite far to travel vs any saving's.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:55 PM

My dealer is bristol street ford in crewe, cheshire.....if your in dorset then i would say it's quite far to travel vs any saving's.


As is mine...

Are you the guy in the Vision Blue Fiesta I see in Nantwich occasionally...?

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

I have a stone chip on the back of my car and have emailed my dealer about it now I've seen this. Mine has completely taken the paint off which I thought was quite unusual.
Hope it doesn't hail bad...the car will be spotty:D

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:53 PM

As is mine...

Are you the guy in the Vision Blue Fiesta I see in Nantwich occasionally...?


I'm usually only in nantwich when i'm heading to sainsbury's or heading to a friends house but my guess it could be someone else ;) ....mine has team dynamics alloys which were salvaged from a friend's mazda 2 which he wrote off.

I have a stone chip on the back of my car and have emailed my dealer about it now I've seen this. Mine has completely taken the paint off which I thought was quite unusual.
Hope it doesn't hail bad...the car will be spotty:D


Modern automotive paint's are pant's so it's no surprise to be honest...

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:02 AM

After being quoted 47.70 for front mud flaps I had them fitted yesterday (Monday). When it came to paying (after their fitting time had expanded from 30 minutes to an hour), the bloke said 68.40 please. At this I went ballistic and informed him that I was quoted 47.70. He maintained that it was 68.40 so I suggested that he removed the flaps. He then did some fiddling about with his computer, all the time complaining that it wasn't working properly. He eventually got the price to 46.55 which was lower than my original quote. What the hell is going on with Ford?
Anyway, I now have front mud flaps which will hopefully solve the problem with stone chips.

Brian :huh:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:52 PM

I bought a full set of official Ford mud flaps from fleabay for around 49 and my bf fitted them - he said it was fairly easy. The dealer wanted around 95 to supply and fit them.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:09 AM

Can we have some pics of these mud flaps fitted please?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:33 AM

Can we have some pics of these mud flaps fitted please?


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