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  1. #11

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    oh okay well i would do what others have said and maybe add a couple more coats of clear to get it close to the paint on your truck. I'm ready to get my mirror's painted next month it's gonna look Way better. I'm also thinking about getting the rest of the plastic on my truck painted to match also and leave the chrome since i haven't seen many people do that and still have that lil bit of chrome ha!!

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
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    Center Caps / Color Matched
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    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
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    Door Molding Removed

  2. #12

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    I take it these were chrome to begin with?

  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisn View Post
    I take it these were chrome to begin with?
    Nope......they were Textured to Begin with.

    MIKE


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  4. #14

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    As Mike said, textured black like the rest of the mirror housing, sanded smooth and painted.
    Adam


  5. #15

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    As you know since you commented on it, I just did that on my Avalanche. Same process with the duplicolor in a spray can. I got the perfectly smooth finish - actually smoother than the factory. All you have to do is get some 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wetsand them until the clearcoat is smooth. After I did that, I added 3 more coats of clear (not because I had to, but because mirrors face forward and tend to get hit by rocks) and then wetsanded again.

    Once you have them wetsanded nice and smooth, all you have to do is use some wax or polish to get them to a high shine and they will stay that way. If you have a power polisher, it will take less than a minute per cap to polish them out. If not, it still only takes a couple of minutes.

    If you take these couple of steps here, as long as you got all the texture off when you sanded them, you should have a very professional looking finish.

    BUT, as they are, they already look much better than the crappy textured plastic they originally were. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf608 View Post
    As you know since you commented on it, I just did that on my Avalanche. Same process with the duplicolor in a spray can. I got the perfectly smooth finish - actually smoother than the factory. All you have to do is get some 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wetsand them until the clearcoat is smooth. After I did that, I added 3 more coats of clear (not because I had to, but because mirrors face forward and tend to get hit by rocks) and then wetsanded again.

    Once you have them wetsanded nice and smooth, all you have to do is use some wax or polish to get them to a high shine and they will stay that way. If you have a power polisher, it will take less than a minute per cap to polish them out. If not, it still only takes a couple of minutes.

    If you take these couple of steps here, as long as you got all the texture off when you sanded them, you should have a very professional looking finish.

    BUT, as they are, they already look much better than the crappy textured plastic they originally were. Good job.
    Yall both did a good job man i just don't have the patience lol but really nice work the both of you.

  7. #17

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    Ok, I hit them with the buffer and some polishing compound today, got the shine a little deeper.


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