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Chrome mirrors painted

s3dave Jul 28, 2010

  1. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Hi All ,had an hour spare at work so i thought i would buff my alloy covers, as they were slightly pitted from all the spirited driving...:yes:
    Anyway started to buff them and was shocked when 2 different shades were coming through....
    On closer inspection it looks like they have been chromed and laquered so basicaly i had f**ked them
    so i got the masking tape out and painted them black with a chrome edge then laquered them....
    What a result i think they look cool what do you guys think?

    ps polish your mirror covers by hand or you will have the sinking feeling i got :noway:
    anyway all is good i think they go well with my alloys..
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    them dots on the last pic is rain not bubbles lol
     
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  2. Dazboss

    Dazboss Like A Thristy Dingo ;)

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    Dave, u've done a cracking job. I like them bud :)
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    cheers daz!
     
  4. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    lol can't believe they've been chromed and laquered before! Why!? Silly people eh.
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    erm i think they come from the factory like that....lol...i thought they were polished alloy
     
  6. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    lol they are polished mirrors not chromed. So whoever had it before might have bought those cheapy chrome ebay mirrors! Good job though dude!
     
  7. s3dave

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    they come with the car new, i have the options bought with the car..well if they are polished alloy they have a ton of laquer on them from the factory, when i polished through it, there was 1mm lip from the "propper" alloy underneath and it looked more of a shiney polished alloy than the top coat i dont know maybe, be polished alloy??
     
  8. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    bad taste.

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  9. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    lol pm me and i will do you a how to....
    how much for your arm rest?
     
  10. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    what did you used to polish them ? mine are originals & i polish them alot but cant say i have gone through the laquer coat however i wouldnt mind polishing them up to a mirror finish afterall aluminium doesnt corrode so no harm in it.
     
  11. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 saloon S-line owners group Manual

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    Dave

    Im impressed, i think they look really good..

    Well done.
     
  12. Julz.S3

    Julz.S3 6th Gear

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    I think they look good,they stand-out.

    Nice Job
     
  13. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    cheers guys...... on a side note to mattyboy alloy does corrode it goes that white powdery colour like old alloy wheels thats why audi laquer them i used an industrial polisher with a 4" scotchbrite wheel @ 7500 rpm
     
  14. Lee H

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    Bare aluminium DOES corrode. It oxidizes if exposed to the elements, hence why Audi applied lacquer to finish.

    I think the best way to refurbish/refinish the mirror covers would be to polish them then have them anodized without colour.
     

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