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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-03, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Colour coded Side Mirrors

I want to off the black and get colour-coded mirrors for my Galaxy Blue AU XR6.

Does anyone have any pointers and prices? Can you even buy them?

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From what i can see it's actually just a plastic panel bit of the mirror that needs painting not the whole mirror. I'm guessing theres a way to get it off. If there is it wouldn't cost much at all. I'm sure a panel shop can fix something up for around the $40-50 mark.

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if you flip the mirror glass right down you will see 3 little plastic lugs, maybe use a torch, I used a knife to just touch the lugs and with light pressure applied the covers came off, they also snapped back on as easy as pie. You may need to move the glass around a bit to get to the lugs, carton of beer for the panel shop boys and presto!!

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ahhh, so your saying just paint it, you don't need to buy a painted one already. hmm....

I've got a can (about 300ml or so I guess) of touch up paint. would this go ok?
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I suppose if they are easy enough to take off, it wouldn't matter if I needed to spray them every 6 or 12 months.
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go for it mate!
made a hell of a difference on mine, although it was silver so stood out even more

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I had mine painted last year by a panel shop - cost me around $40 to get both done and as FalKeen said - it made a hell of a difference
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ive been quoted $50 per mirror :(

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Ill take it as a complement i think.............
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Ok, next question.
I've got a tin of touchup paint from Pep's which they made up themselves. Now its probably just cheap and nasty stuff.

Now, the problem is, within a minute or two, the paint gets a real thick skin which makes it impossible to work with. Is there anything I can add to the paint to help prevent this and make it lasta bit longer before it dries?
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definitely worth dropping them off at the panel shop for a week and giving them some cash rather than trying it yourself.

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