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How easy is it to remove wing mirror caps for spraying

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by xeryus, Jan 7, 2008.

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    Hi, as the above says really (A3 00). I don't want to damage them. Spotted bubbles in the oxidized paint finish on the wing mirrors, and while polishing the oxidation away, the paint bubbles went with it. In fact, I didn't finish the job for that reason. I don't want to spray while attached when I can avoid overspray by doing them in the garage. Also, what about the electrics, are they easy to disconnect/reconnect? Thanks.
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    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    You just need to get a firm hold of the paninted outer cover, give it a bit of a wiggle and a pull and they should just pop off! No need to unbolt anything or disconnect any wiring
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    I want to spray mine gloss black when i have a chance you try pulling them off though they're a right bastard to get off!
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    Thank you. I gave them a wiggle this morning - just to see if they were *wigglable*. I could sense a bit of movement, so I was pretty sure they were removable, and not one whole part. I'm going to wait until I get some paint before I go any further.
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    Mine had 3 screw to remove. Just prise the glass off (as its only clipped on) undo the 3 screw on the casing and then maneuver over the frame.
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    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Ive not had any issues, I changed from Chromes to Stardard ones with no problems at all
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    sounds like a bodgit and scarper approach to me:moa:
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