fishguy1123 said:I did just the mirror covers. Sanded, platic prep/primer, duplicolor paint, then rustoleum clear laquer. View attachment 6291View attachment 6292View attachment 6293
well, if we ever end up at the same meet, I'll be buying you a beerdmanns67 said:
Yeah man I was in the same boat as you until I came across automotivetouchup.com. If you look in your glove box there is a data plate that has your paint code there. Go to their site and find the code to order.
They might have the color name listed differently though. Example, my truck was listed as Desert Metallic when I purchased it, but automotive touch up calls it Cocoa Metallic. The code matched and so does the paint. They offer 1/2oz and 2oz touch up bottles, 12oz aerosol spray paint (rattle can), and 1/2oz paint pen in the paint code that you choose.
Take into account shipping time though. My order (One aerosol can and one 1/2oz touch up bottle) took a little over a week since they had to mix the paint and package it in your desired container. I have used the touch up paint and the color matching is spot on.
I do like TXBlazer's idea of painting the entire mirror instead of just the cover as well as painting the D-Pillars. First TB I have seen with those painted. I have had the paint for two months now, but have been waiting for it to warm up so I can paint outside. Along with the primer and clear coat, I have read many recommendations that says to use an adhesion promoter prior to spraying on the primer.
NinjuhhNutz said:well, if we ever end up at the same meet, I'll be buying you a beer
gonna bookmark that site, and as soon as payday comes around again, I'll be sanding and colormatching the grille and mirrors. Though, I like the frame of the mirrors black. I like how the black breaks up the mirrors and the body of the truck, but that's just me.
HUGE thanks, can't wait for the gf and I to get working on this
::yes, I landed a winner!! Can't ask for anyone better::
AND she likes working on the tb and her mazda 3 :wootwoot::wootwoot::wootwoot:
NinjuhhNutz said:I'm exploring around on automotivetouchup.com now, dmanns did you order all the materials from there? or pull things from here and there to do the job?
and I've read that there is A LOT of sanding involved? How much work is it exactly to get them ready for paint?
trailblazer075 said:Could you explain me how to dismount cover mirrors without breaking them.please
If you have some pictures it's more better for me...
dmanns67 said:DupliColor has a sandable and scratch filler primer. Between wet sanding the plastic and sand/filler primer, they should turn out very smooth. I have seen pictures of others who did not take the time to do the prep work and their paint is textured versus smooth.
I have seen pictures of others who did not take the time to do the prep work and their paint is textured versus smooth.