Alloy Mirror Caps - Refinishing
I should be receiving a set of alloy mirrors from an ASN member shortly (cheers mate).
As I don't have them yet, and every 8L S3 I see locally has body-coloured mirrors, i'm not entirely sure of the standard finish...
I think they're polished/laquered alloy?
The main reason i've created this thread is because i'd prefer a brushed or beadblasted matte/satin finish and would like your experience or opinions.
Has anyone achieved this 'naked alloy' finish by hand using Scotchbrite pads or similar?
Is it likely to take me ages to get through all the coats of laquer, to the bare alloy? I've done an entire titanium mountain bike frame with Scotchbrite pads before and it was messy and took ages, but I love the end result!
Do you think i'd be better off asking a local business to bead-blast them and clear-anodise them?
I have proper Audi laquer for coating them afterwards if I go the Scotchbrite route.