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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    Does anyone know where I could get some white mirror caps for a good price? Like of the limited's, I can't find them anywhere.
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    White plasti dip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oofy15354 View Post
    Use a basic 4 pin relay rated for that the lights require for amps and wire it either to a switch or tap into a reverse wire behind one of the tail lights (this is what I did). Search for a 4 pin relay wiring diagram on google to see the basic idea. The package you get the relay in will give you an exact diagram of what pin does what
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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    just pop the covers off and paint them, thats on the list of stuff to do to mine as well. i want to get rid of the chrome. if you move the acutal mirror you can get to the clips from the inside of the housing
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    I want a more permanent finish than plasti dip I think (but that is an option) and I want a glossy white finish that matches the truck pretty well. How do you paint the chrome and make it stick good?
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    The mirror caps are just plastic so you should be able to sand and paint them. Actual chrome is much, much more difficult to do it well

    Plasti dip has held up pretty well for me. I did my mirror caps over a year ago and they've held up fine. My front bumper got a few chips after a 200 mile drive on the highway after about 6 months but I'd say it's semi-permanent
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    Quote Originally Posted by oofy15354 View Post
    The mirror caps are just plastic so you should be able to sand and paint them. Actual chrome is much, much more difficult to do it well

    Plasti dip has held up pretty well for me. I did my mirror caps over a year ago and they've held up fine. My front bumper got a few chips after a 200 mile drive on the highway after about 6 months but I'd say it's semi-permanent
    And WAY less work.
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    What grit sand paper should I use?
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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    All you want to do is rough up the surface a bit, something like 400 should be fine. I usually just eyeball which one to use so don't quote me on that.

    The goal is to take away the shine of the chrome without leaving visible scratches. It should be smooth to the touch before you paint. And make sure to wipe off the dust with a wet rag before spraying (and mask off well)


    NOTE: if you're using plastidip, you do not need to and should not sand the chrome
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    Thanks for the help buddy. Never really painted much so I'm kinda nervous and new to it. I think I'll plasti dip em when I get a chance and see if I like them and if I like them white I'll go back and scuff and paint them
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBT View Post
    Thanks for the help buddy. Never really painted much so I'm kinda nervous and new to it. I think I'll plasti dip em when I get a chance and see if I like them and if I like them white I'll go back and scuff and paint them
    No prob! That's gonna be one of my summer projects. I hear the caps are a real pain to remove so I'm just going to paint them in place
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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    How do you get the mirror caps off? I know they are just clipped in but how do you pop them off? And what have you heard was hard about it? Zapco made it sound easy but I've never tried it so I don't know? Just wondering, sorry for all the questions just trying to figure the best and easiest way to do them.
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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    First gen mirror removal
    Never got around to a full write up but hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Throwing around ideas... input needed

    And personally i would not use plastidip if you off-road. I use plastidip on my grill and all my emblems and they have gotten really scratched up from flying rocks and scraping tree limbs.
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    Thanks, I'm just going to try em out with it and if I like it I'll have my buddy's dad that own a body shop paint em for me.
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