How can I paint plastic truck mirrors?

I have scratches on my truck mirrors. How can I paint them?

Answer
To paint your plastic truck mirrors, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. But at the end, you’ll have plastic mirror panels that look like new without the price of an expensive paint job. Here’s how to do it:
  • Sand the mirror
  • Tape off any areas that you don’t want to be painted, including the mirror itself
  • Use a tack cloth or other lint-free cloth to remove any debris
  • Spray adhesion spray to the mirror to promote paint adhesion. After that, you can apply primer.
  • Paint the mirror the color that matches your vehicle (if you aren’t sure what color is correct, you can call your dealership or search online for the exact match)
  • Top it all off with a gloss or clear coat to match the shine on your truck
Keep in mind that if the scratches are the result of someone hitting your vehicle, your comprehensive insurance may cover the repairs. If you don’t have it, add it by calling your car insurance company or shopping on the Jerry app. Sign up in minutes to compare quotes from over 50 insurers.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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