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Old 05-20-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Okay, my wife swiped the basketball goal while backing out of the driveway and Crack went the plastic mirror. I've got a whole new mirror. Problem is this is a plastic mirror that doesn't match the car paint. I've bought some duplicolor match paint and am ready to go after a close match. If I'm going to paint plastic, should I use a primer of some sort? Should I do anything else to prep the plastic? I just don't want the paint to start flaking off in a few months down the road.

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this should be in detailing/appearence...but...

scuff with fine sandpaper,primer with a "plastics primer",paint.: )
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and use something good to clean all oils/waxes/dust from the mirror before primer.
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and dont try to cover it in 1 or 2 coats.
3-4 light coats will work best. start off away from the mirror so it will not run.
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