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What is my hood made of?

Just like it says, my 08. Which years are metal and which arent? Which are steel and are any aluminum?
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97 and older were steel. 98-03 regular hoods are alumninum, edge hoods were fiberglass. not sure of the 04+ ones.
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Ok, I was looking for this. I guess it's a larger TSB but my truck isnt included. I have a spot of rust underneath my hood the dealer said they wouldn't cover. I was hoping to prove them wrong.




FORD:[/align]
2000-2007 Crown Victoria, Taurus
2005-2006 Ford GT
2005-2007 Mustang
2000-2003 Ranger
2000-2007 Expedition
2002-2007 Explorer
2004-2007 F-150
2007 Explorer Sport Trac


LINCOLN:[/align]
2000-2006 Lincoln LS
2000-2007 Town Car, Navigator


MERCURY:[/align]
2000-2007 Grand Marquis, Sable

This article supersedes TSB 04-25-1 to update the vehicle model years.
ISSUE:[/u]
Some vehicles may exhibit a bubbling or blistering under the paint on aluminum body parts. This is due to iron contamination of the aluminum panel.
ACTION:[/u]
This TSB provides service tips and procedures, outlining methods to properly prepare and protect aluminum body parts from cross contamination.
BACKGROUND

Ford's Scientific Research Laboratory has performed a number of tests on vehicle body parts returned for corrosion related concerns. Testing has revealed that the aluminum corrosion was caused by iron particles working their way into the aluminum body part, prior to it being painted.
SERVICE TIPS AND PROCEDURE

When repairing a vehicle for corrosion or collision damage, it is essential that extreme care be taken to cover and protect all aluminum parts to prevent cross metal contamination. Areas in a shop where metal work is performed should be sectioned off, using at the very least curtain walls, to prevent metal dust migration. Cross contamination can also occur through the use of metal working tools (hammers, dolly's, picks, grinding wheels, etc.). Tools used for aluminum repairs should be kept separate, and not used to repair other metals. Wire brushes used on aluminum should be made of stainless steel.




NOTE:
THIS PROCEDURE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ON NON-PERFORATED METAL. REVIEW WARRANTY AND POLICY MANUAL FOR VEHICLE WITH PERFORATED METAL.





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READ THIS PROCEDURE COMPLETELY BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE.
[ol][*]Corrosion should be removed by blasting. Use an aggressive blasting material, such as acrylic (salt grain size).[*]Use a DA sander with 180 grit paper backed abrasive. Only sand and featheredge the damaged area.[*]Mix and apply Ford approved epoxy primer, per the manufacturer's label instructions. Bake at 140° F (60° C), or use an infra-red lamp for curing.[*]If necessary, mix and apply two-part polyester filler to a slight over crown. Allow polyester filler to cure 20-30 minutes, or mix and apply spray polyester filler two-three (2-3) coats as necessary. Allow to cure per manufacturer's label instructions.[*]Hand-sand the repair area with 80 grit sand paper to remove excess filler.[*]Finish-sand the repair area with 400 grit sand paper.[*]Mix and apply Ford approved primer/surfacer per manufacturer's label instructions. Bake at 140° F (60° C) or use infra-red lamp for curing.[*]Sand the primer/surfacer with 400-600 grit to level the surface.[*]The next two steps are wet-on-wet. Mix and apply to hiding Ford recommended basecoat material per manufacturer's label instructions. Allow to flash.[*]Mix and apply two (2) coats (2 mils minimum) of Ford approved clearcoat per manufacturer's label instructions. Allow flash time. Finish bake at 140° F (60° C). [/ol]


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it's not like rust, it doesn,t spread.
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6-25-15 is the newer number.
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04+ hoods are steel. You can prove it by checking with a magnet.
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He came, He saw, He laid down the law.

x2. its steel
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I figured, thanks guys
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oh morris? you may have a friend that works in the warranty approval department (approving and denying paint and trim pieces) post up a picture of the hood
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He cant.

I pm'ed him saying that his hood was made of chocolate. Im pretty sure the hood is gone by now.
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Damn...he is in canada, i bet if you told him it was made out of beer and badger meat, it would have been gone faster :)
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My hood is mahogany. Nothing but the best for me. Probably going to cut my new bumpers out of white cedar though.
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My hood is mahogany. Nothing but the best for me. Probably going to cut my new bumpers out of white cedar though.
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You guys are asses.

Justin I'll text you those pics.

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I always though my powerdome was aluminum? Its definitely not fiberglass

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I always though my powerdome was aluminum? Its definitely not fiberglass
01~03 powerdome hoods (4x4 and Edge) are made of a glass-reinforced composite called SMC (Sheet Molding Compound). Although SMC has some similarities to fiberglass, it is not the same material.
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I recently found out my 2010 sport is steel,I foolishly put a hood scoop on then about 6 months later didn't like it any more and removed it, well it left some pretty good scratches in the hood.so I took it to ford for an estimate on repainting 800.00 bucks the guy told me then it was steel. I was told it had to be sanded down to the Bare bones where the scratches were, ended up trying this 3m product worked out standing.
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I thought there was a 5yr/unlimited km warranty on rust?
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I thought there was a 5yr/unlimited km warranty on rust?
on rust through....not surface rust
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The dealer claims that since I didn't man up and buy rustproofing I'm SOL.

We'll have to see what justins' warranty guy says.
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The dealer claims that since I didn't man up and buy rustproofing I'm SOL.
That doesn't sound right... but if it is they should have given you something in writing!
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