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yellow spots on white paint

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatnj, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    on my white f 250, i am getting these yellow spots on the paint. what is this? and how can this be fixed and can it be prevented?
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    are they just appearing?
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Is it on the tailgate? I used to see them on my '01 F-250 but couldn't tell if my eyes were just freaking out.

    I thought it might be fertilzer stains.:confused:
  4. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    cheap body filler coming through
  5. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    its mostly on the cab of the truck, not so much on the bed.
  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Pre-m stains?
  7. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Wondering if the yellowing spots is from it's time on a train....
    No kidding!!
    I have had this happen on 3 of my white Ford trucks. I was told by the dealer it was the metal from sparks that got embedded in the paint while being transported after manufacture. They had to do an acid wipe to get them all cleaned up. The start off looking a little yellowish and then turn more of a rusty color.
    Just an idea.....
  8. ThorVentures

    ThorVentures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    ...wax on, wax off.
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    might be poor paint quality. I know on the older Fords, the plastic that was used had a tendency to show the yellow over time. This was on a lot of the cars that I use to see @ the folks detail shop. Another thought is tar that had been left on there too long. That'll stain the paint as well.

    Being as it is a 2004, you might see if warranty will cover it.
  10. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Sounds like Leprosy :)

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