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Removing scratches from S3 aluminium wing mirror?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by The Doctor, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. The Doctor
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    Hi guys, I annoyingly managed to catch my passenger wing mirror on a wall whilst reversing and waving goodbye to the kids (should have been looking more carefully). It's an original S3 8L aluminium mirror housing and unfortunately now has some relatively deep (about 0.25mm) scratches on a small area (around 15mm square). Anyone got a suggestion of how to remove them?
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    is it brushed aluminium? you could try Megs scratch x, if you can get a fingernail in the scratch then chances are it will be difficult to shift
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    these are laqured i think maybe flat it out then get em re laqured
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    depends on how deep it is mate, there is only so much you can machine see, seeing as you have caugtht it on a wall then id say it needs paint(if not solid aluminium)
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    I agree think it will be too deep to polish out :sorry:
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    That's what I suspected. They're the original solid aluminium mirrors so painting is not an option.
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    im sure there coated in something you couldrub coating off and scotch pad then back you make look like brushed finish
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