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Hi guys i have a white 06 plate focus and inside the boot shut there is a rubber grommet where the washer pipe comes out of the car and then goes into the boot. There is bubbled up rust around this now and just wanted to no who it is down to to fix??? I have had the annual paint check done every year so is this a ford fault or should i just do it meself??? thanks for your feedback!!!!
 

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Is it where the rear screenwasher hose rubs against the body? this is just next to the tailgate wiring grommet, I believe some later cars now have a piece of clear tape stuck there like the ones on the corners of the tailgate.

You should take it back to the dealer as it's very unlikely this has been caused by external damage. But prepare yourself for every excuse in the book to be rolled out before they cop for the repair. If it's from the washer hose rubbing maybe point out the clear pad on later cars which obviously points to Ford knowing this was an issue.
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 13 Dec 2009, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is it where the rear screenwasher hose rubs against the body? this is just next to the tailgate wiring grommet, I believe some later cars now have a piece of clear tape stuck there like the ones on the corners of the tailgate.

You should take it back to the dealer as it's very unlikely this has been caused by external damage. But prepare yourself for every excuse in the book to be rolled out before they cop for the repair. If it's from the washer hose rubbing maybe point out the clear pad on later cars which obviously points to Ford knowing this was an issue.

Just getting mine sorted next week, had a spot of rust where the pipe rubs the paintwork. The Ford body shop reckoned it wasn't covered by warranty as it "could have been caused by putting something in the boot of the car" but i don't think they realised it was caused by the pipe.
I took it back to Sandicliffe were i bought it from and they agreed to pay for the repair straight away to be fair.
 

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Ive just noticed that on my 2009 (58 plate) ST that the rear windscreen washer pipe has been rubbing against the paintwork and has rubbed through to the primer.

My car was in for it's first service last week, part of which was the paint and bodywork inspection ... should this have been picked up, or does this only include external surfaces ? I`m guessing that as the car is now over 1 year old that it wont be covered under warranty ?

Is there a FINIS code for the clear tape that they use at other places on the bootlid ?

Anyone know where I can get a touch-up spray (performance blue) ... i`ve tried teamtorquesteer but they only seem to have the set with the brush.

Edit: just noticed that the paint has worn through to the primer on the driver-side on the boot where it rests against the rubber pads ... the clear tape is missing :-(
 
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