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TSB
07-22-7
  • PAINT – INSTRUMENT PANEL – SCRATCH/MAR REPAIR TIPS
Publication Date: October 26, 2007

FORD:
2004-2008 F-150
LINCOLN:
2006-2008 Mark LT

This article supersedes TSB 03-15-4 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

The Instrument panel paint on the 2004-2008 F-150 and 2006-2008 Mark LT vehicles have a high density of metallic flake in this paint. It can be scratched or marred during normal in service operation.

ACTION:

Should a repair be needed you will find formulas from each refinish brand Paint Company as well as information on painting.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

The instrument panel design has four bands painted with “Warm Steel” color metallic paint (Figure 1).


Figure 1 – Article 07-22-7

Due to the high concentration of metallic flake in this single stage paint system you will not be able to spot repair the area. Blending is the only method that can be used even with a perfect color match. Blending areas should be unnoticeable due to the different color on adjacent trim parts next to the repair location.

Repairs can be completed from the bottom of the instrument panel to about six inches away from the windshield area due to paint gun size. Completely mask off the interior around the area to be repaired.

Each of the Ford approved refinish paint companies has a formula to mix repair material for this high metallic color.

Paint Company Formula's:

  • Akzo-Nobel FA9133I
  • BASF 3Q4
  • Dupont 3Q4CXXK
  • Martin-Senour MS65272 PPG 902177
  • Sherwin Williams SW 65272
  • Spies Hecker 741316
  • Standox 3Q4CXXK

NOTE:THE PAINT USED FOR PRODUCTION PAINTING IS WATER BORNE MATERIAL. YOU MAY HAVE BOTH WATER BORNE AND SOLVENT BORNE FORMULAS AVAILABLE FOR REPAIR.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
MT072207Use SLTS Operations If Available, Claim Additional Labor Performed As Actual TimeActual Time

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
540432070