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Cheaper to spray or buy mirror caps?

Agent_Trig Aug 14, 2012

  1. Agent_Trig

    Agent_Trig Member

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    I've got a Lava Grey A3 and would like to have black mirrors so that they match my soon to be black diffuser and black grill.

    Am I best just getting my existing mirror caps sprayed black or should I just buy some already black mirror caps?
     
  2. Zak0123

    Zak0123 Active Member

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    Have you thought about plati-dipping them? Might be your best bet!
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Do you want them permanent?

    Like Zak said you can plasti dip them and wrap them all in black.
    Its removable, so you can go back to standard if you get bored or sell the car.

    Or just paint them.
     
  4. Agent_Trig

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    Is the finish as neat and durable as a decent spray job?
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Plasti dip, no.
    When painting you sand it down to get it nice and flat.
    Plasti dip you don't. you just spray it on and walk away.
    Its not a really bad bumpy job but it wont be as smooth as paint.
    It also starts off matt and you need to coat in a glossifier to get it to be glossy.

    This is the finish of plasti dip on my roof.
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    As for wrap, you can get a really good finish and it comes in gloss.

    They are both durable.
    Wrap has a warranty life of 10+.
    Plasti dip is a bit of a unknown. I don't think any one really runs it long enough to find out.
    A year is the most I've seen and it still looks good.
     
  6. Zak0123

    Zak0123 Active Member

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  7. Agent_Trig

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    Thanks for the info dude.

    However, looking at that image has made me think I'll stick to good old fashioned paint job :)
    I want a solid flat gloss finish that looks OEM.
     
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Standard paint job is it.

    When I have some more dip and time I want to see how flat I can make it.
     

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