1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Refinishing Chrome Mirrors

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by [Dave B], Jun 23, 2010.

  1. [Dave B]
    Offline

    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    114
    [Jun 23, 2010]
    Hi All,

    Has anybody had their OE chrome mirrors refinished? Mine have some scratches/stone chipping which I would like sorting. Does anyone have recommendations on potential suppliers of such a service?

    Cheers,
    Dave.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 22, 2014]

  3. JD09
    Offline

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,080
    Likes Received:
    35
    [Jun 23, 2010]
    Dave they are metal pal, not a chrome finish, so you would need to sand down and re polish them. Not worth it!
    #2
  4. [Dave B]
    Offline

    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    114
    [Jun 24, 2010]
    Thanks JD09, but I was already aware that they are made of metal :laugh:

    What I was getting at is, has anybody had a supplier either the polish mild scratches out and restore to a decent finish, or had them filled and painted to an OE type finish? I'm just interested in what it would cost and what finish is achievable, in comparison to trying to source a mint set.
    #3
  5. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,297
    Likes Received:
    972
    [Jun 24, 2010]
    I think the detailing boys tend to just use metal polish on a rotary to get a nice shine. You'd probabl need to tackle the scratches with something abraisive. Try asking the questing in the detailing forum and see what they say.
    #4
  6. JD09
    Offline

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,080
    Likes Received:
    35
    [Jun 24, 2010]
    Oops, sorry lad :)

    In that case, a decent metal polish like Belgom ALU works well :)
    #5

Share This Page