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Chrome mirror covers

My truck came with the chrome caps on the side mirrors, I would like to take them off and paint them to match the body but I can't figure out how to get them off. Any suggestions?
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Tilt mirror all the way down. U should see 2 tabs behind. Get flat head screw driver and pinch tab to undo. U will see what I mean. Only 1 way to do it. Once both are undone pull cap up and away from mirror.


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I highly recommend you buy the "paint to match" mirror caps and have those painted instead of over the chrome.
Painting over chrome will chip easily, and the paint doesn't stick well to it.

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Mine lasted 2 years. Sanded with 600 grit and put 3 coats on then clear. No chips or peeling at all. Buy good products and do it right and you'll get good results.


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How does the reflector/light assembly come out?

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Yes. Push mirror in towards door and up. White tab behind mirror.. push with pen or flat head. Lense pops off.


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Yes. Push mirror in towards door and up. White tab behind mirror.. push with pen or flat head. Lense pops off.


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I think it would be better to apply adhesion promoter instead of scuffing/sanding the chrome so you can have a durable, smooth paint.
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If u just spray primer on the chrome plating it will run and spot up. 600-800 is for wet sanding. When done properly I had to tilt my mirror cover to see the marks. Then after a few coats of paint and a few of clear gloss you can't see any scuffs.


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I plastidiped my grill and mirror caps and believe it or not it holds up real well.
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