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Paint suggestions

Postby D366Y » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi guys,

Looking at respraying my wing mirrors back to the original black as they have a lot of scrapes and dings, wanted to see if anyone had a paint to recommend for it? Black I know, but its not Matt or gloss black so wanted to see if someone could help at all please!

Also, I was in Halfords the other day looking for some of Nick's trademark HFVP for the GL's chocolatey brown/red interior but couldn't seem to find one to match and didn't know if anyone had found or used anything that they would recommend?

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm

I think it's satin black for the mirrors

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby D366Y » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:I think it's satin black for the mirrors


I thought it might be satin black, thanks :)

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:47 pm

So your going black not thinking of the same as the Capri ?

Or even a wrap like Carbon fibre ?
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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm

D366Y wrote:Also, I was in Halfords the other day looking for some of Nick's trademark HFVP for the GL's chocolatey brown/red interior but couldn't seem to find one to match and didn't know if anyone had found or used anything that they would recommend?


Hi Danny. Been having a look to see if there is anything similar to HFVP and came across this stuff. Its more of a dye than a paint and is for car interiors. Its 'dark brown but maybe if applied in very light coats you can get it to colour match your interior. But having not used this paibt not sure how easy it is to apply with some control. Anyway here is a link...

https://www.vinyldye.co.uk/Dark%20Brown ... int-By-TRG

Also found this stuff too mate and for 99p might be worth a punt just buying some to test it on a hidden area

https://www.sprayster.com/product/x1-br ... RsQAvD_BwE

Plastikote do a range of paint too. In this link scroll down and they do a Matt Chocolate Finish.

https://www.powertoolsdirect.com/plasti ... x0QAvD_BwE

Hope this helps

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Bod9084 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:42 pm

Hi matey the mirrors where painted satin black not gloss
Not Matt

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby D366Y » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So your going black not thinking of the same as the Capri ?

Or even a wrap like Carbon fibre ?


Both the cars have black mirrors currently so I just wanted to renew them to the same colour to be honest, they've been a bit scraped and scratched over the years from stones and hedges etc so just wanted to make them look like new again :)

Bod9084 wrote:Hi matey the mirrors where painted satin black not gloss
Not Matt


Thanks for this, will buy some satin paint then and get to it!

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
D366Y wrote:Also, I was in Halfords the other day looking for some of Nick's trademark HFVP for the GL's chocolatey brown/red interior but couldn't seem to find one to match and didn't know if anyone had found or used anything that they would recommend?


Hi Danny. Been having a look to see if there is anything similar to HFVP and came across this stuff. Its more of a dye than a paint and is for car interiors. Its 'dark brown but maybe if applied in very light coats you can get it to colour match your interior. But having not used this paibt not sure how easy it is to apply with some control. Anyway here is a link...

https://www.vinyldye.co.uk/Dark%20Brown ... int-By-TRG

Also found this stuff too mate and for 99p might be worth a punt just buying some to test it on a hidden area

https://www.sprayster.com/product/x1-br ... RsQAvD_BwE

Plastikote do a range of paint too. In this link scroll down and they do a Matt Chocolate Finish.

https://www.powertoolsdirect.com/plasti ... x0QAvD_BwE

Hope this helps

All the best

Nick


And thank for these links Nick, will do some investigating and see what works best


Cheers guys for the help! :beer:
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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Theres a thought. When did they start painting mirrors body colour ? Im wondering if mine should really be black on a 1983 car.

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:05 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Theres a thought. When did they start painting mirrors body colour ? Im wondering if mine should really be black on a 1983 car.

The 2.8s all had body coloured mirrors. I'm not sure if the 4 cylinder cars still had black mirrors at that time.

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Not_Anumber » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:20 pm

I thought that was the case. What made me wonder was on posting a photo of my 2.8i a few months ago someone commented they liked the painted mirrors.

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby D366Y » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:23 pm

The GL has black mirrors and that is an '82, not sure if laser's were different as they made those later down the line

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Paul G » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 am

Lasers had gloss body coloured mirrors.

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Bod9084 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Up I tell 1982 all the mirrors where satin black
After 1982 they where cooler coded

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Nigel 1953 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:45 pm

The Laser was the only 4 cylinder model to have body coloured door mirrors when new.

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Re: Paint suggestions

Postby Bod9084 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:02 pm

She’s they did