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    mirror cover

    how do you take off the wing mirror covers as i need to spray mine, do you just pull them off?

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    Yes, in a way. Depending on how ham fisted you are.

    I used a small flat head screwdriver to pry it out. You could use paper in the mix as well so you don't chip your paintwork. I just carefully levered it around the edges working from the outside of the cover, in towards the corner.

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    how do you spray the cover once you've replaced the wing mirror? some **** kicked off (then stole) my wing mirror, the replacement I've bought from ebay and fitted is fine but it's only been primed so it's kind of a dark grey colour. It doesn't look horrific, but I'd rather it was silver like the rest of the car...is it just a case of taking the casing off and applying a generic silver spray from halfords/similar?

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    Find your paint code/name. There's a guide on the forum (search function) how to find your paint code. This will then give you the name of your paint.

    Go to Halfords & buy said paint along with some W&D paper which is £2.49.

    As it's already primed, just wipe down with white spirits first

    Give it a good few coatings of your paint. If you're not going to use the tin again, you may as well use it all i guess.

    24hour wait

    Now i think if it needs lacquer to finish it off, you then 1200 grit W&D with plenty water, rub the paint down. It'll look all hazy. Wipe with white spirits & make sure it's totally dry.

    3 light coats or so of lacquer & jobs a gudgeon. Folk say have a hairdryer at hand, but don't burn it. Just give it a quick going over but not too close.



    Polish/wax if that's your flavour.

    That's my take on the job. Someone feel free to correct me

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    thays pretty much how i did my headlight eyebrows kev
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    make sure you use plastic primer too

    i did mine just the over day,

    just gently slip a flat head srew driver beind the cover and gently ease it off. take top off first before bottom of cover as the bottom has bigger clips holding it on

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