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04-08 Ford Emblems

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:59 PM
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Question 04-08 Ford Emblems

I have heard that the 04-08 Ford emblems were the ONLY emblems, made by Ford, that peeled, faded, and lost their colors. Why is this?
My son works at a Ford dealership and can get me the front grill and tail gate emblems, FREE. But, is there any way that I can preserve them from damage, such as spraying them with a clear coat?
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter View Post
I have heard that the 04-08 Ford emblems were the ONLY emblems, made by Ford, that peeled, faded, and lost their colors. Why is this?
My son works at a Ford dealership and can get me the front grill and tail gate emblems, FREE. But, is there any way that I can preserve them from damage, such as spraying them with a clear coat?
It was really just in the '06-maybe 07 range that they have those issues. 04-05 were fine and I believe by '08 they were fine again. As you know, Ford had some really weird quality issues during those years. Just like the manifolds...04-05 were mostly ok. 06-08 had more warpage issues reported on forums when they altered the manifold design.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:29 PM
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Just be glad that it's only an emblem that looks like garbage. Imagine if the paint were to fade, crack, and peel. Every Chevy Express I've seen has paint peeling off the hood.

The emblem which I removed off my front grille looks like cr*p. But still better than a lot of the really bad ones.

 
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:55 AM
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I have an early 08 F150. I replaced the front one a couple of years ago. The rear one doesn't look good, but not bad enough to replace yet.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:20 PM
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Thumbs down

These are currently on my 07 F150.



 
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:00 PM
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My grill emblem has been okay on my '08 ('07 Build date). The tailgate emblem had the de-lamination issue after about 6-7 years, and I replaced it with a new emblem from Ford and it still looks good so far.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:54 PM
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If you wax them several times a year, hopefully you're doing the truck too! Mine look like new and several friends as well that have 07's.
 

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