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adamsheppard 01-20-2013 07:20 PM

painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
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Scottina06 01-20-2013 07:23 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
nice work!!!

suzieque 01-20-2013 07:46 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
Well done. I need to do the same myself.

Ronsse610 01-21-2013 05:19 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
How'd You get the mirror puddle lamp working? and where did you buy them?

anyoldiron 01-22-2013 02:13 AM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
class job, did you fill and sand them smooth?

DAVY27 01-22-2013 09:38 AM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
very nice! The black housing just snaps off with a flathead?

adamsheppard 01-22-2013 10:00 AM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
Thanks guys! I would of responded sooner but I got marked as spam, hah. The puddle lights are l.e.d. strips. I removed my door panels and mirrors and ran the wires through the door-to-chassis harness and tapped into the footwell lights. I bought the "80% brighter, max l.e.d." from pep boys. $40.

And yeah, I sanded them with 120g paper then a 220g block so I wouldnt over cut and then used a high fill primer and wet sanded the guide coat and primer with 600g wet.

Once you get the mirror off, remove the two screws and then the front and back have three clips each that are unlatched via flathead.

harricanfloyd 01-16-2014 06:05 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
Magnificent work Adam.. Hey I must ask, is that a faux Overland grille? I had that idea, but never followed thru with it. Looks nice tho, so now I gotta do it.

adamsheppard 01-16-2014 06:21 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
Yeah, it's just expanded sheet but each section is individual and was shaped with a press to actually sit in the slots instead of being flush with the back. If you do it, use a high build primer to round the sharp angles.

SRTILL8 02-10-2014 04:16 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
nice job here. when i did retractable mirrors i remember taking apart one of my old stock mirrors just to see how the mirror separates and wasnt as successful as you here.

diggin the puddle lites tho, is that flush to the bottom or sticked on? any additional photos perhaps..

JamieLaredo 03-15-2014 10:44 PM

Re: painted mirror housing. No Caps!
 
I have the chrome plastic caps on my handles and mirrors, how the heck to I remove them to paint?


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