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Windscreen wiper arm paint

I thought there was some bird muck on the wiper arm, but on closer inspection it's the paint peeling off!

Car isn't even two years old yet, this worthy of warranty do you think?
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Very common on cars as they use crap and cheap paint on wiper arms, and as they get older they end up with white verdegrese corrosion on them.

I use smooth SATIN BLACK spray paint on them when it comes time to respray. Best black there is for this.
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I had the same problem with both wiper arms on my old 2015 Ecosport. I showed my local dealer and they replaced free of charge.
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I have it booked in for next week for them to look at.

I also noticed some white marks appearing on all the alloys, so they can look at them as well while it's in warranty!

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This has been an ongoing problem at Fords for three decades, thinking back to my Ford Capri, Cortina and Escort XR3i ...LOL

You would think with customer feedback, that they would use more robust paint on the wiper arms. Anyway good job that you are still in warranty and they should replace them like Gavlar77, free for charge. (You hope)
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They are replacing all the alloys and the wiper arm under warranty. Winner!

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Before and after.

Those white marks where on all four alloys, and have all been replaced under warranty!
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Ohh yes must say I would not be happy with that. Glad you had a result
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Your lucky they sorted the wheels.

I had a new Suzuki Jeep bought new years ago, and the wheels corroded white like that in one year, and Suzuki said wheels were not covered under warranty (who reads the small print), so I had to get each wheel powder coated at my expense. Never bought a Suzuki again
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Your lucky they sorted the wheels.

I had a new Suzuki Jeep bought new years ago, and the wheels corroded white like that in one year, and Suzuki said wheels were not covered under warranty (who reads the small print), so I had to get each wheel powder coated at my expense. Never bought a Suzuki again
Some of these 'warranty' covers can be so sketchy!

In my experience anything that isn't classed as a 'consumable' should be covered. If I had damaged the alloys then they could have easily said your own fault, but thankfully they were in perfect condition apart from this weird white 'corroding'.

It's all down to poor manufacturing to reduce costs etc.

One weird one is that I also mentioned a internal crack appearing on one of our rear lights. The crack is clearly on the inside of the plastic, but they said not a manufacture defect. As it's not really noticeable unless you go right up to it, I'm not bothered. Just strange how it's clear that we haven't knocked it and its on the inside of the light housing, yet they didn't want to replace a £60ish cover, yet happy to replace all four alloys.

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