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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Painted mirrors and door handles

My truck is white, i have a white replacement bumper on the back and i'm working on the front. I want to get my mirrors, door handles, tailgate handle, maybe wiper cowl too painted white. I'm just worried about the paint getting cracked on the mirrors from bugs and stuff. Has anybody else done this and how has it held up? and what would be a reasonable price for a bodyshop to do this and take the badges and decals off?

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I was thinking of doing the same at least with my door handles. If I was going to get my mirrors painted I would have it done professionally and maybe it won't crack. Its real hard telling though, if it has a clear coat I would assume it would hold up. Just my .02

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maybe you can buy sport door handles? My sport has painted to match door handles like the bumpers. As for the mirrors, they are flat black, but at least they match the rest of the truck.
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Mine are painted i alsodid my mirrors and factory cowl it all looks great just like factory did it

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Mine are painted i alsodid my mirrors and factory cowl it all looks great just like factory did it
What paint did you use? What prep did you have to do?

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Just like any body shop prep i first sanded them with 280 grit till i couldnt sand anymore then i primed them 3 different times just taking it down to the plastic with 400 grit finally they smoothed out and i laid paint then clear here are some pics i hope they help ya out!




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Oh yea sorry about the bug guts if you want some more pics just lemme know ill clean the little girl up and post em

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I want to do my cowl...thats a lot of sanding.

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Yea the grooves in the cowl are a PITA if i were you id try to find one in a junk yard or ebay something like thatso you wouldnt have to drive around a couple days without yours and you could always put your factory on e bay some one will give you somethign for it!! Maybe even someone her ewanting to do the same!!

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i painted the black bumper cover on my chevy, used a plastic primer called bullydog, it adheres to the plastic so it will not chip, crack and etc easy. then just painted and clear coat like normal. got hit by alot of bugs, rocks or whatever else. it held up well, until a deer hit it.
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