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Old 08-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #301
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I know, right? Looks kinda smokey in the light. Not all black like everyone else is doing.
Definitely gotta pick up some VHT soon.. How much did you use?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #302
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Definitely gotta pick up some VHT soon.. How much did you use?
I did my front oval and both emblems and still have well over 3/4 of a can. You need maybe a couple of coats. Make sure to pick up a scuff pad and some adhesion promoter as well, as we don't use primer.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:10 PM   #303
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Got my tow mirrors on today. Bought them yesterday from [MENTION=102468]lilcrazyone[/MENTION] really cheap with a few fixable flaws in them. The passenger's side one had a rather big crack/hole in the rear and a cracked convex mirror. No biggie on both accounts. The caps were also painted silver. Again, no biggie.

When I got them home last night I cleaned them up and began working on the cracked housing. Filled it with a couple layers of body filler and smoothed it out.


When I sanded the filler down I lost the texture in the plastic, so I used some EZ Liner undercoating that I had laying around (Used it on the rear wheelwells on my last truck) to get the texture back. The EZ liner added too much texture and Kinda ruined the whole look actually, and the duplicolor universal black I was using would've been fine. Oh well.

When I got the plastic sanded down again after coating it with EZ liner I threw a coat of Universal black on to give it just a slight sheen like the regular plastic has. When it dried out I saw that it didn't quite match the factory plastic's blue-ish tinge, so I painted the entire base of the mirror as well. I also painted the caps with 3 coats of universal black and 3 coats of clear. I will eventually wet-sand and polish them.

They turned out great and I think they look awesome on my truck. The visibility these things offer is simply awesome!





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Looking good Eric... You weren't ****ting when you said if its for your truck you get things going :p
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Looking good Eric... You weren't ****ting when you said if its for your truck you get things going :p
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Wow. You have gifted hands, Brother! Nice work! I am beyond impressed!
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Thanks guys!! Just finished them off with a wet sand and power polish.


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Tow mirrors really help the look You'll never want stock size mirrors again!
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Tow mirrors really help the look You'll never want stock size mirrors again!
Just went for a drive to the local convenience store to get some snacks and am head-over-heels in love with these things. So much more usable visibility than the regular mirrors, even with slide on towing attachments! Now, unfortunately with curb-rashed wheels I can finally see the curb without tilting the mirror down. No power fold is a non issue, because I have migrated to the double garage bay and dad parks in the single bay now. They are AWESOME!

Yeah..no parking in the single bay, that's for sure. It will fit without folding them in, but both sides just graze the rubber seal around the door frame.
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Ugh I want tow mirrors now
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