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Color matching mirrors

Wondering if anyone who has color matched their mirrors can give me some tips. Are you guys filling and sanding to get them smooth for paint, or just painting over the texture? I was also thinking of buying some of those cheap full chrome covers and painting those instead of doing the entire assembly. Truck is white if that matters.
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Been thinking the same here! I think buying the chrome caps and getting those painted would be easier. I don't have the removable top portion on mine as some do thats why I am leaning more to the chrome cap.


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I don't even have lights in my mirrors. I was gonna plastidip them, but I've learned that plastidip is hell to peel off of the plastic on these trucks. I found the chrome covers on amazon for real cheap, but I'm worried about them eventually flaking with stones hitting them. I'm sure they'll be easy enough to repaint though.
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Just sand all of the texture off of your mirrors and paint them. I haven't done it to my 6.4 but I did it to a 2005 f150 and they turned out great and have held up just fine. If I were to paint my 6.4 mirrors I would paint the three sections not the part that looks like part of the arms. In my opinion that's the best look.

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Don't worry too much about debris if you get snow where you live. The salt has just about killed all plastic chrome parts on mine.
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