I had the car in a coastal environment for about 5 years, and this problem started. Rust? Bubbling under the vinyl stripe and some of the hood edge. The crazy thing is, I had the 3M rock shield installed on that front part of the hood - and it goes back almost to the hood vents. It does not appear that any rock chip penetrated the 3M, or the stripe, so how did rust just start? Do you think I should approach Ford, or is it a lost cause? I could get a new fiberglass or carbon fiber hood, but hear the paint cracks quickly. So I guess I will look for a nicer steel hood and get it striped. Have you seen this problem, and what did you do about it? Thanks.