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aluminium mirror finish

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by richud, Oct 21, 2012.

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    [Oct 21, 2012]
    recently bought two complete s3 ali mirrors off ebay for 100 bucks which was a steal BUT i can see that in the past someone has tried to sand back one of the caps leaving it slightly marked with a couple of areas still with the factory finish untouched.

    my question in this, does anyone know how they did the factory finish? as i want them lookin new.
    im pretty sure they are not just polished but there not chrome plated either because they arnt a mirror finish.
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    [Oct 21, 2012]
    They are coated probably anodized, if you try to sand them you will ruin them..
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    [Oct 22, 2012]
    one has been sanded before so im trying to find out what the finish is so i can have them done professionally the same way.
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