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scratched side view mirror

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by sweatypowderpig, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Nov 23, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    sweatypowderpig

    sweatypowderpig [OP] New Member

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    i managed to scratch my side view mirror at the gas station yesterday. real bad horizontal scratches. It's fine in the shade, but the minute the sun hits it, they reflect like crazy.
    never gonna use the windshield cleaner for anything other than true glass.

    kicking myself since I even have spray bottle and microfiber towel that lives in the door panel for cleaning the dash and what-not.

    anyone ever tried getting scratches out of a side view mirror? what's it even made of? clearly not glass since glass shouldn't scratch so easily like it did.

    am I just better off getting a new mirror glass?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    773_eddie

    773_eddie Trd Pro

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    That glass is replaceable I took mine off to do puddle lights
     
  3. Nov 23, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    oh i know, it's only a hundred bucks. but if i could potentially polish out the scratches on the cheap i'd rather save the money
     
  4. Nov 23, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    773_eddie Trd Pro

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    I have seen glass company sand and polish scratches out of glass but i dont know if you can do that with a side mirror but they start with like 1000 wet then 1500 wet then 2000 wet sand paper then buff it comes out like new
     
  5. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Just saw a DIY fix for scratches off mirrors. There are 2 things you can do: 1) use a product called Brasso. You can get this at your Home Depot or 2) Clear nail polish. Place a little bit of it on and wait an hour. After the wait is over, use acetone/ nail polish remover to take it off. The nail polish will have filled in the scratches on the mirror and you should be good.

    I've got some scrathes on my mirror that I have to get out. I'll try and post some pics of how it went. Hope this helps!
     
  6. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    NUDRAT

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    lesson learned - there is clear nail polish & there is NON-YELLOWING clear nail polish. You want non-yellowing if you go that route.
     
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  7. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Maybe try a song and dance to see if it can be covered for warranty?
     
  8. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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