Side View Mirror Paint

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Suspension, Brake Systems, & Body' started by Old Stang, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Old Stang

    Old Stang New Member

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    Hello All,
    Looking for suggestions on paint to refresh the side view mirrors on my 94 ATX; the driver's side is the worst (see pic), but going to do both sides.
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    Possibly someone like Eastwood or similar has a product to do just this?
    Anyone had good results with a commercially available product?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    I just used glossy rattle can paint, probably Rustoleum Pro. Prep by sanding down all the rock chips (might be easier to sand on-car), remove mirror assembly and remove the innards. Hang with wire from bottom screw holes. Spray multiple layers so you can color sand. Buff and wax after a month. Shiny.

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    (also black vinyl tape on painted pillars and chrome trim)
     
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    Wow, looks great!
    Thanks for the input, NoSlo. :)
    Marc
     
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    I used the same 3” pad on a drill I use for fixing fogged headlights. Mother’s Aluminum and Mag wheel Polish does pretty good.
     
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    I hear a lot about color sanding, what is it and how?
     
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    wow, that looks good!
     
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    Even if you sand between coats of paint, new paint will always have some degree of orange peel and waviness to it, and fast-drying spray may have that overspray speckled look. You sand out the high spots with a block and high-grit finishing paper (2000 thru 3000), and then buff out the sanding scratches by machine for a mirror finish.



    (White single stage (no clearcoat) oxford white is also receptive to this treatment...)
     
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