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    Established Member Two Rings johnb415's Avatar
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    S5 Aluminum Mirror Paint Color

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    I've got some chips in my S5 Aluminum mirror caps that I am trying to touch up. Anyone know what paint code to use? Or even any one that is close to the original color?
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    Aluminum S5 caps arenít Aluminum?
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    Veteran Member Four Rings A6sport's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb415 View Post
    I've got some chips in my S5 Aluminum mirror caps that I am trying to touch up. Anyone know what paint code to use? Or even any one that is close to the original color?
    I believe you missed the boat on this one. Back in the day some of the C5 S6/RS6 guys use to refinish them with mixed results. There was "more" aluminum to work with... The newer caps seem to be plastic with an aluminum coat or paint. I seriously don't think you have many choices and touch up paint ain't one of them. I cover mine with clear bra for protection before leaving the dealer.
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    Established Member Two Rings johnb415's Avatar
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    Yeah, exactly right. They are not really aluminum. I bought my S5 with the imperfection. The chip is about 1/4 cm big but bugs the hell out of me. I will try to use maybe some bonding compound and sand it till smooth. Then use testers aluminum model paint and seal it with a clearcoat.

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    Or you can just buy the Power Folding Mirrors I have for sale :)

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    Veteran Member Four Rings A6sport's Avatar
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    550. for power folding mirrors, and ALU caps is a steal! Do it, just protect them with 3M film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oohnoo View Post
    Or you can just buy the Power Folding Mirrors I have for sale :)

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