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    Painting Wing Mirror Covers

    Hi Guys,
    I just won these on ebay:
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    I'm presuming there wont be any problem fitting them to my 2008 S3?

    I want to paint them black, any advice on what paint to use and how to go about this?

    Much appreciate

    Nick

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    go to a paint supplier NOT HALFORDS and get any black off them if your not colour coding them and some clear coat
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Thanks Fran
    Do I need to remove the previous paint first?
    I just want it as close to the black grill as possible really, any recommendations?
    This is my S3
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    first nice car second you won't need to get the old paint off just rub it down so the paint has something to stick too i think audi brilliant black will do it nicely
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Thanks Fran, rub it down as in sand it a little?

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    yeah you won't need to a lot as the black will cover it really well
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Any particular brand of paint I should go for, spotted a few when searching for audi brilliant black (including halfords haha)

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    a place that makes paint to order is best as the paint quality is far far far better than any thing halfrauds can do steer clear of them mate I've had nothing but trouble in the past with there paint
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    Don't worry, I wouldn't buy an air freshener from halfords let alone paint!
    I'll see if there is anyone paint places in Hull that can hook me up!

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    lol of me mate haha, yeah its for the best mate usually the colour match is bang on too so the paint you order is the paint you get
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

 

 

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