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Old 04-15-2018, 05:12 PM
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Sticky Paint after washing

Maybe I'm crazy, but after I was my truck, do a quick drive to blow off the excess water I towel dry the windows & body. My towels literally stick to the truck (i've tried every towel possible, micro fibre, cotton, etc). There will actually be lint from the towels stuck to the paint & windows.

Is this normal? I've never had this problem after washing a vehicle & I have not changed my wash procedure with the new rig.

Do these trucks need a good waxing right off the bat?

Do they come with some type of protective coating that needs to be removed from the factory?

I'm a little confused & annoyed that I can't towel dry my truck

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Old 04-15-2018, 05:50 PM
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Clay a small area and see if that helps. Truck may have picked up some air borne contaminants prior to delivery.
 
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:31 PM
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My dealer told me there was a coating put on at the factory to protect the paint from rail dust and that they use a chemical wash to remove it. Perhaps your dealer missed some spots or didnít do it at all. Paint on mine was perfect. Although I did do a dealer and wax right away.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:09 AM
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Funny you should mention this... I've had 3 new Ford vehicles since 2015. The 2015 F150 and 2015 C-MAX BOTH had some sticky crud on them that took some elbow grease to get off. We just purchased a 2018 Escape and he too has this same issue. The first couple washes are pretty difficult. I assume that a clay treatment and wax would get it cleared up. I assume my F450 thats on order will have the same issue as well. We will find out I guess.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:17 AM
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Had it in my 17 also. The dealer did a good job of getting most of it off. I was really bad on the roof where it curves at the bottom of the raised sections. I had to claybar it to get all of it off.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:12 PM
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Glad to hear I'm not going crazy. I'm going to try and clay a section this week & see if that knocks it down.

Anyone have recommendations for the windows? 0000 steel wool OK to try? Don't want to scratch anything, but the sticky crap is on the windows too!!

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Old 04-17-2018, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jrwinger View Post
Glad to hear I'm not going crazy. I'm going to try and clay a section this week & see if that knocks it down.

Anyone have recommendations for the windows? 0000 steel wool OK to try? Don't want to scratch anything, but the sticky crap is on the windows too!!

Thanks Y'all!
Yup - it was on both my F250 and Shelby GT 350 windows. I used clay bar on the out side of the windows and the Mr. Clean stick on the inside. I will be doing a full detail on the truck once the weather warms up.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:27 AM
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so are the dealers supposed to chemically remove this protective layer? The exterior prep of my truck was less than stellar, so it wouldn't surprise me if they skipped this step.
 
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I would think so. But Iím sure it varies from dealer to dealer. I always clay bar my new vehicles once I get them home.
 
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Little update:

Today I washed the truck & then did a test section of clay bar & wax. 100% this truck needs to be clayed & waxed. Don't know what ford puts on them to protect them (or what the dealer didn't remove) but after todays test, I'm 100% confident there's some kind of junk on the paint.

I got through about 1/3 of the truck today & then will clay & wax the rest this week as I have time (Dang these trucks are BIG!). Anyways, anyone who has the sticky paint syndrome, just give her a good detail!
 
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