None of them are stickers. It's probably the cheap ass paint or plastic they used for the blue lifting off the cheap chromed plastic base.
Ford cheapened all of their emblems in the mid 2000's. Anything from about 2005 and up that sits outside will generally have a ruined blue oval in less than 10 years. My 2000 F150 front oval still looked brand new 15 years later. By brother's 2011 F150 oval is peeling.
I can walk through the junkyard, and row after row of 1990s Ford products still have perfect Ford ovals on them. Too bad most are too small to re-use on any of the newer cars, given all of their gigantic everythingy-ness.
I really think they cheapened them as an underhanded way to make more money selling parts. New blue ovals are NOT cheap. They know a lot of people can't stand to look at it and will buy a $40 replacement. If you can get 10,000 a year sold and make $33 on each one, bam- $330,000 profit per year. A million in profit every three years. Plus Ford was able to use a cheap crappy part to start with instead of something good, so millions more in profit before the replacements are even sold!
Instead of playing their game and buying a POS $40 part that will soon fail again, I spent $10 on a vinyl sticker from Ebay. So far, so good- been on there over a year. It's black too, instead of blue. Goes good with the custom black grille I did.
Edited by IWRBB, 29 November 2016 - 02:46 PM.