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Update on Mach-E launch progress from engineering friends in Mexico

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I actually haven't decided if I'll have the MME done professionally with a high-end ceramic coating or if I'll do it myself. The prep work on a car compared to my mule is a lot more, but well worth it. I choose the Ranger because it has cheapish plastic painted parts that can be easily removed and replaced if I finished and had a "What have I done?" moment. Far from it. Every bit of exposed metal, all painted surfaces, headlamps, windshield, and all the wheels have 2 coats. I was quite happy. I also have zero experience with ceramic coatings, I was always a "Caranauba!" because reasons person.

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I made a fair number of mistakes but know better now. You'd be surprised out little you really need to get a proper coating. And how quickly you wipe the excess off (at about 72F when I did this, it was under 2 minutes.).

The advantage of a professional job: I don't have to do the work and there are multiple thin layers instead of 1 or 2 thicker ones. Disadvantage: $$$$

What I want changes from day to day though. Yesterday it was CeramicPro at an above average shop in Kona. Today it's Avalon King. Take care of the car, an occasional boost from a readily available spray-on, and 5 years is likely.




I picked Hugger Orange just to get a reaction. I actually do not like orange cars anymore because of a very nasty former neighbor who drove an orange car or two (the last one was an Exxxxx). We moved. If I was buying a GT I'd be lost as I'm not overly fond of Grabber Blue either. But there are no places to get a vehicle wrapped or have PPF near here anyway.

Couple more pic's so you can see what this little project turned out like. I'm quite pleased with it and unlike all the other mules around here, it stays clean, and is easy to keep it that way.

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Nice rig - impressive :)
 
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Jd power reviewed the Ford mache today. The report comes out 9-15-2020.
little birdy said they were more than, please ;)
Also, vin numbers should be coming end of September 1st week of October for First edition owners.

Happy labor day.
 

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Jd power reviewed the Ford mache today. The report comes out 9-15-2020.
little birdy said they were more than, please ;)
Also, vin numbers should be coming end of September 1st week of October for First edition owners.

Happy labor day.
Hell Yes!!!
 

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Will we get an in-production/estimated delivery date before the vin?
 

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Vins are usually generated 10 to 14 days before the build sheet is printed for it.
The anticipation is crippling. I’m not a FE reservation holder but reasonably low number on a Premier. I need some confirmation that this thing gets here before Dec 31! LOL 😂
 

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Jd power reviewed the Ford mache today. The report comes out 9-15-2020.
little birdy said they were more than, please ;)
Also, vin numbers should be coming end of September 1st week of October for First edition owners.

Happy labor day.
Awesome, such good news! Thanks!
 

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Unless that's just a teaser, with longer review to be posted later?
That's a May 15 article, reporting on the revised charging time Ford announced back then (which as it turns out didn't really change at all, it was just giving us the fasted 10 minutes number).
 



 









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