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Anybody took appart a door electric mirror and would share is experience? Mine is bad and bought a used one on Ebay but need to paint it the right color and would like to do a nice job.
 

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Anybody took appart a door electric mirror and would share is experience? Mine is bad and bought a used one on Ebay but need to paint it the right color and would like to do a nice job.
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need to paint it the right color and would like to do a nice job.
unless your car is black or plain white -
have the mirror painted by a bodyshop -
 

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Nothing is as nice as having a professional painter do the job right but if you would like to try it yourself then have at it.

I have done what you are looking to do and had pretty good results using http://www.automotivetouchup.com/ The thing I did wrong was laid down the clear coat too heavy and after a while the clear coat started cracking otherwise I thought the color matched very well.

A mirror like most any is kinda tough to paint and clear coat with a nice uniform coat because of all the areas that you need to hit and not lay on too heavy or get over spray on what you just did.
 

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It shouldn't be hard to paint the mirror and get a nice match. I've done a few and was happy with the results, UNLESS it is a tri-coat (White Diamond or Crimson Red). Then have it done, you'll never get a good match.

www.paintscratch.com is another place to get a can of your exact color by paint code.
Likewise with Keytone http://www.ketone.com/ (if you have one near you).
 

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Thanks for your reply everybodies,

Had to repaint because the used mirror I got was kind of gold and my Caddy is Deep blue. But looking at the instructions on Alldatadiy I found out how to replace the glass itself ( problem #1 solved) and then fixed the crack in the mirror case (problem #2 solved) and repainted with a spray can specially made at a nearby car paint store (real car paint not touch up can) with great result both color match and finish. I'm an happy camper now !

P.S. ( Wanted to in all nooks & cranny thats why I wanted to take everything apart )
 
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