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Ford Focus Service Manual: Refinishing - Manufacturing Damage - General Procedures

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Item Specification
3M™ Perfect-It™ Show Car Liquid Wax 39026
Motorcraft® Detail Wash ZC-3-A ESR-M14P4-A

refer to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) when handling chemicals and wear protective equipment as directed. Examples may include but are not limited to respirators and chemically resistant gloves. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

wear protective equipment including eye protection with side shields, and a dust mask when sanding or grinding. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

NOTICE: To avoid overspray damage to adjacent panels, protect adjacent areas/substrates when preparing for and during refinishing.


Peeling/delamination concerns can be described as lack of adhesion, either between the substrate and topcoats or between individual coats of paint.

  1. Wash the repair area with detail wash or pH-neutral soap and water.
  1. Remove any trim, emblems and hardware from the area to be repaired.
  1. NOTE:

    All delamination must be removed.

    Sand or media blast the damaged surface, keeping the repair area as minimal as possible.

  1. Treat any bare metal surface to prevent flash corrosion, and prime and block sand as necessary prior to refinishing.
  1. Mask the adjacent panels to protect from overspray.
  1. Spot repair the base coat as necessary, following the paint manufacturer's prescribed procedures.
  1. Following the paint manufacturer's prescribed procedure, apply clear coat to the entire panel.
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