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TimV
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PostSubject: Fitting (colour-coded) Classic Mirrors   Thu May 02, 2013 7:36 pm

When I changed Max's look recently I purchased some black Classic style mirrors which are made of plastic. They're fine apart from the fact they vibrate in position something chronic. So having decided I like the 'black' look, I chose to re-use the first set of stainless steel classic mirrors I bought back in 2009 for Max. They had corroded somewhat so I was happy to paint them. It got me thinking that you could actually paint them any colour you like. Here's how I went about it ...


Give them a good douse in surface cleaner now (alcohol spray) to remove any wax or oil.

Then having primed them go for your chosen colour, in my case it's satin black .....

Let them dry then prep them for fitting to your BraziBay ....

Wind the securing nut onto the thread as far as it will go to give as much 'leading' thread as possible in the cab door. Now mask around the fixing hole .....


Get the mirror position right, then lock it off with a 19mm spanner. Be careful not to overtighten as you don't want to do damage a) to the securing thread/nut and b) the door, because that's going to ruin your day. Take it easy and do it just tight enough to prevent easy movement. If necessary go out for a drive to test the strength of the fixing. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!!

Job done! Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting (colour-coded) Classic Mirrors   Thu May 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Nice job Tim goes with your new theme, I think I would of painted the securing nut aswell though.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting (colour-coded) Classic Mirrors   Thu May 02, 2013 8:45 pm

I used the ones that came with the black plastic mirrors - they were already black.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting (colour-coded) Classic Mirrors   Thu May 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Fair enough they just looked lighter in the pic to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting (colour-coded) Classic Mirrors   Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 pm

Great job Tim but it's made a right mess of your table tennis table!! Very Happy
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