Originally Posted by MADDOG
Nope, not really. All paint jobs eventually wear down. I'd be concerned about the bubbles and any rust that may be under them.
From the sound of it and based on where you live, I guess your truck's corrosion issues stem from it being 7 years old in an area that uses corrosive agents to melt ice and snow from the roads in Winter.
Yeah but I guess 7 years seem kind of bad for a paint job to start rusting and bubbling, even in this area. My brothers 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac looks brand new as a daily driver year round. Come to think of it all of my family drive their vehicles year round without an issue like this on any of their vehicles. The bumper is one thing, I can see that, but for paint to start peeling under the wheel wheel, bubbles and rust...wow.
I'm going to take it to a dealer regardless, just to see if there is anything that can be done.