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Can i ask if anyone else has the problem of stone / grit chips etc on the bottom of the wheel arch ( inside and out ) ?
It is obviously due to the grit on the roads over past weeks etc

I know mud flaps are not available via Ford and seem pretty expensive form other sources but it looks like they are a must.
 

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Yes, I have a similar problem with mine. It only seems to affect the passenger side, behind the front wheel, on the lip of the arch and a few inches down the side skirt. All other corners are fine. I keep touching in the chips, but it's become an almost daily occurrence and the Electric White is an absolute pig to touch in. The paint seems very brittle in that area. I am a bit miffed about it all because the car is only 7 weeks old. I never had that many chips on my previous car (53 reg ST170) in 6 years of ownership. I wonder if the older paint was more resilient to stone chips and was tougher overall..??
I don't like the thought of fitting mud flaps as I assume you have to drill the bodywork or something to fit them and yes they do seem expensive. Also worry about them becoming a water trap and causing rust to the bodywork...... Maybe someone who has fitted mud flaps can comment..???
 

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Yes, I have a similar problem with mine. It only seems to affect the passenger side, behind the front wheel, on the lip of the arch and a few inches down the side skirt. All other corners are fine. I keep touching in the chips, but it's become an almost daily occurrence and the Electric White is an absolute pig to touch in. The paint seems very brittle in that area. I am a bit miffed about it all because the car is only 7 weeks old. I never had that many chips on my previous car (53 reg ST170) in 6 years of ownership. I wonder if the older paint was more resilient to stone chips and was tougher overall..??
I don't like the thought of fitting mud flaps as I assume you have to drill the bodywork or something to fit them and yes they do seem expensive. Also worry about them becoming a water trap and causing rust to the bodywork...... Maybe someone who has fitted mud flaps can comment..???
Yes passenger side and in the same area as yourself... Have purchased the touch up paint and aerosol and will be carrying out the same as yourself.
I asume passenger side due to all the grit and stone being at the kerb side of roads.

Would also be interested the details for mud flaps...
 

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Stone chips are a pain in the f
rear!!! I've got a few on my front bumper which show up no end on a PB. I tried to cover them with specialist st paint but look worse now.
The only way to rid yourself of 'em is shell out bucket loads gettin' the affected area re-sprayed
. A nightmare, especially if you have decals!!
 
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