In this article we are going to show you how to repair paint damage on a side mirror. The process is simple enough that anyone can do it, and it only takes about 40 minutes.

What you need:

  • Factory-matched paint in a spray can
  • Automotive spray primer
  • Automotive spray clear coat
  • Wax and grease remover
  • Scuff pad
  • Cleaning towel
  • Masking tape and paper

Step 1. Clean & Scuff Mirror

Clean the entire mirror with wax and grease remover, then scuff the entire area with a scuff pad.

Step 2. Mask Area

Mask off the surrounding areas.

Step 3. Prime Mirror

Apply one or two coats of primer.

Step 4. Paint Mirror

Wait 10-15 minutes for the primer to dry, then apply as many coats of our factory-matched paint as neccessary to cover the primer. You can use a piece of cardboard to block paint overspray.

Step 5. Clearcoat Mirror

Wait 5 minutes for the paint to dry, then apply multiple light coats of clearcoat from a distance of about 8-10 inches. Be sure to apply it to the entire mirror assembly.

Step 6. Cleanup

Wait 10 minutes for the clearcoat to dry, remove the masking, and you are ready to go.

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Everything you need, in one $49.95 kit:

  • Cleaner
  • Sand-paper
  • Scratch-filling putty
  • Color-matching paint
  • Primer
  • Clearcoat

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