I see a grey mirror, and I want to paint it black.

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I see a grey mirror, and I want to paint it black.

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At nearly 30 years old, the cars whiskers are going grey. What is the best solution, miracle wax or fire?

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Smooth peanut butter works well :D but I've use Back to Black on fading black bits. Another one I've used is (I think it's called) Black Chrome polish. I've got some on the shelf, I'll check what it's actually called tomorrow.
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Gtechniq C4.
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Hot air gun! Maybe take the mirror glass out first as it could crack if you get it too hot
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This is the stuff I got. Thinking about it I bought it when I had my GTi all those years ago.

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jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 am
Maybe take the mirror glass out first as it could crack if you get it too hot
I didn't take it out, it didn't crack, but it was a risk I was willing to take as the reflective is starting to come off.

Almost disappointed it didn't crack.

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Vanny wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:45 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 am
Maybe take the mirror glass out first as it could crack if you get it too hot
I didn't take it out, it didn't crack, but it was a risk I was willing to take as the reflective is starting to come off.

Almost disappointed it didn't crack.
I was being a bit thick and misunderstood your first post, I thought 'fire' was the name of a polish you were using to compare to the silicone on the other side!
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