Mine isn't a L/S, what I meant was it was only the left side that took damage. The stretch of road was about 2 miles, and the speed limit there is 45 mph. The car is 3 years old, but I bought it with low miles and it was stored much of the first 2 1/2 years of its life. If you g on fordparts.com and get a price on teh stripes, which make the two part numbers I have about $800.
On another unrelated, but equally frustrating matter, the leading edge of the hood on the drivers side seems to have paint either bubbling or something underneath it bubbling. Has anyone heard of this issue and is there a recall or TBS that anyone is aware of? For a low mileage, top of the line car, it sure is becoming a high maintenance frustration. This is on top of doors that won't open on the first pull when unlocked and the usual shifter frustration.
Your hood is corroding (it's aluminum) ford wont warranty useless it starts getting holes in it.
As far as the doors not opening on the first pull, there is a TSB on it and they will fix it.
The hood corrosion issue comes down to ford using steel forms for making the aluminum hoods. Two different metals touching creates galvanic corrosion so if any steel particles stick to the aluminum during the manufacturing and painting process you will see this happen down the road. It's hit or miss on who gets it, I have no issues on mine.
Sorry for the delayed response, this thread slipped by my radar.
Edited by Yankee-eight, 07 June 2016 - 08:09 PM.