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    looking at re-spraying my wing mirrors but before i do that i need to fill/sand/repair them...they have alot of scuffs and stone chips on them, whats the best way and best procedure to get them ready for the primer and paint...cheers :-D
     
     

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    I know that Halfords do a plastic primer & filler all in one.
     
     

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    ahh i seeee i might have to look into that! must be quite thick? hopefully not lumpy when u spray it? but must be different to normal primer to fill in the chips?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    looking at re-spraying my wing mirrors but before i do that i need to fill/sand/repair them...they have alot of scuffs and stone chips on them, whats the best way and best procedure to get them ready for the primer and paint...cheers :-D
    after you have done your filling and sanding and smoothing etc etc etc.....

    .....take heed of Binmans advice.......VVVVVVVVVV

    I've always found the following to give good results. Wait 5 mins between coats in warm weather and 10 when its colder (like now)

    Wet sand with 600 grit to give a key
    1 or 2 light coats of primer with 5-10minutes flash off time between coats
    Wait 5-10 mins after last coat
    1 or 2 light coats of colour, you are only looking to colour the part with the minimal amount of paint possible. Don't be tempted to lay the colour on thick as it won't make it look any better
    Wait 5-10 mins after last colour coat
    First coat of clear should be almost a dusting to give the subsequent coats something to stick to (this will help prevent runs)
    Wait 5 mins
    Give the part about 2 or 3 coats of clear waiting about 10 minutes between coats

    Don't let the previous layer of paint fully dry before putting the next one on. This is what makes paint flake off in layers as the coats need to be tacky in order to properly bond with each other.

    Leave the paint to cure for about 2-3 days, to get a perfect finish give it a light wet sand with 1200 grit then use a cutting compound like G3 to get rid of the sanding scratches and finally a polish with your favourite product.
     
     

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    cheers for that amos ill giv that a go :-D think im not going to go for the all black mirror's after all...maybe just colour code them? i think with them not being m3 like yours, the all black look might make it look worse?
     
     

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