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So I wanted to tint my mirror blinkers, so i carefully VHT'd it.<p>After I took the tape off, I didnt like it so I ran to home depot and bought some hardcore paint stripper. Applied it and this is what it did!<p><IMG SRC="http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/argoman10/DSC00509.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/argoman10/DSC00508.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>The thing is, the paint sripper ripped of my car paint but not the VHT.<p>S***!<p>What should I do? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S***!!! (Kallvin22)

Paint+ paint stipper = stripped paint? lol<p>Now you have an excuse to buy CF mirrors, or maybe just paint yours flat black?
 

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Re: S***!!! (sanatarium)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sanatarium</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Paint+ paint stipper = stripped paint? lol<p>Now you have an excuse to buy CF mirrors, or maybe just paint yours flat black?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lol I know, but I only applied it to the lights, must have spilled.<p>I really like the silver mirrors, and black may look out of place but on the other <p>hand I have a silver/black/blue theme<p>and where do you buy CF mirrors?<p><br>AND what should I do in the mean time, this is sooooo embarassing
 

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Re: S***!!! (Kallvin22)

Best you can do is sand it down and repaint.<p>Mine are black:<p><IMG SRC="http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i310/cicatrizdare/IMG_2241.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S***!!! (cicatrizdare)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cicatrizdare</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Best you can do is sand it down and repaint.<p>Mine are black:<p><IMG SRC="http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i310/cicatrizdare/IMG_2241.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not going to lie, I dont like that.<p>Guess I'll order some paint from myswedishparts and repaint unless I can find some CF mirrors
 

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Re: S***!!! (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Not going to lie, I dont like that.<p>Guess I'll order some paint from myswedishparts and repaint unless I can find some CF mirrors</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ah well, it's an option. I love it personally.
 

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Re: S***!!! (cicatrizdare)

I like Cica's mirrors, but I don't think they would go with your blue theme...Do them blue, duh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like Cica's mirrors, but I don't think they would go with your blue theme...Do them blue, duh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That might be sweet!<p>Photoshop anyone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S***!!! (Kallvin22)

Here's a link to CF mirrors <A HREF="http://carbonfiberwerks.stimuluscreations.com/mirrors.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://carbonfiberwerks.stimul...s.htm</A>
 

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Re: S***!!! (Modernman)

Even though you may not have had any paint remover actually applied to the mirror covers the fumes are just as potent. Sorry.<p>I dont mind the flat black mirrors myself. I prefer Satin black though.
 

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Buy the R-Design's plasti-chrome caps if you want to stick with the silver-color theme.<p>(But yours is a 2005... so they might not fit)
 

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Re: S***!!! (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The thing is, the paint sripper ripped of my car paint but not the VHT.<p> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>why did you swab your actual paint with the paint stripper? <p>i've tinted headlights before, acetone/nail polish remover works, just dont let it sit on your paint
 

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Since this is a S***! thread, I'll add: I scraped a wheel last night (medusa, unfortunately, not one of my winter wheels), THEN moved my passenger seat all the way forward and my pass. airbag service req'd message came on! F!!!!
 

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Not to jack your thread, but is there a way to remove the directional light lense from the mirrors? I want to tint them at some point and would rather work with them off the car to avoid something like this! Anyone know?
 

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FYI <p><A HREF="http://www.c30world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2838" TARGET="_blank">http://www.c30world.com/forums...=2838</A><p>
 

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Re: (Veefifty T5AWD)

Yeah they actually come right off. Pop the mirror covers off by prying around the top passed the black mirror bezel. Once the covers removed the lights come up and out off the assembly.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Revolve40</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">+1. That's how I tinted mine. Completely removed them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Thats the only way IMO...
 

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paint them black, if not get a hold of henry at carbon fibre werks for some mirrors<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by NorthernS40 at 3:57 PM 5-8-2009</i>
 

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<IMG SRC="http://carbonfiberwerks.stimuluscreations.com/product%20photos/P2%20SERIES%20MIRROR%20CAPS/p2%2005%20large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>These are screaming your name! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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