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Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
(176 posts)

06/11/2009 02:12PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB GM LA1 3400 V6

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How to paint my power mirrors??
Posted by: lars49
Date: October 13, 2012 01:13PM

I finally found a compete set of early Miata power mirrors for the MG. The are the wrong color and I will need to paint them. The mirrors and the base are moulded plastic, but obviously I haven't a clue as to what compond. If I were to use the base/clear coat that I will be using for the rest of the car, does anyone have an idea as to how to prep the mirrors so I get good paint adhesion? Type of primer, scratch pattern etc?

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(324 posts)

04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: How to paint my power mirrors??
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 22, 2012 06:27PM

Larry paint is an excellent primer so use 600 grit and carefully wet sand the mirrors so as to not remove the original paint. Then prime them the same color as the rest of the car and then paint them along with the rest of the car.


Doug Brown
Webster, South Dakota
(58 posts)

12/11/2012 05:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 Mk II MGB coupe 1992 302 Ford H.O. EFI

Re: How to paint my power mirrors??
Posted by: nobogez07
Date: January 16, 2013 02:54PM


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