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painting mirrors and fender flare?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dpglandscapes, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

    Hey i was just wondering if any of you guys on here have painted the gmc stock fender flares or the towning mirrors. Im thinking of doing it and was looking for the gloss black or maybe painted to match the color of my truck. I was gonna wrap them but i dont think that the wrap will last that long and plasti dip doesnt come in gloss black as far as i know. Any advice or ideas will help.

  2. ajracing81

    ajracing81 Member
    Messages: 78

    do to the fact there are textured it will require a little more work. 1st clean the parts real well with wax and greese remover 2nd scuff them with a red scotch brite or something close to that grit(320). i wouldnt sand them with sand paper because it tends to leave the plastic have fuzzy texture. 3rd get a good plastic primer . 4th if you want to get rid of the texture you need to prime them with a fill prime that you can sand smoth. after you sand with 320 or 400 grit you can paint. i would use an automotive paint base/clear it will give you the best result. Its not easy if you want it done right.
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797


    Mossman has done his 08 and 02 Chev. Check his post in this section.
  4. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    the flares on my 1500 are smooth, and they are painted factory same colour as the bottom 1/2 of the truck
  5. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    You can paint over plastidip.
  6. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

    i was wondering that for a while..but didnt really wanna try.. does it come out good like the paint woudnt crack over the plasta dip or is there a specific paint to use for covering plasti dip
  7. dieseltech

    dieseltech Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Dont have a gm but i did my ford mirrors white to match. Its not hard just time consuming. Take your time and use a quality primer/paint and either sand them or leave them textured. I left mine textured and they came out well. I hung them from a stand and painted which makes it easier than setting them on something and having to paint dry and flip