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Wing mirror paint

Post by fourbanks » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:07 pm

would anyone know the paint colour code for the black shiny plastic on the cx3 wing mirrors if there is one as there's a mark I'd like to get rid of? I guess someone passing the car and the mirror got marked by something
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by jtonline » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:58 pm

The door mirror caps are usually the same as the body colour, but because yours is the Sport Black+ Special Edition they are black.
Hand application of Meguiar's Ultimate Compound may be able to remove the mark - I found it to be quite gentle even on Mazda's thin clear coat. https://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/ultimate-compound
I'll have a look for a paint code (Jet Black Mica is 41W) and if I can confirm what they've used on the mirror caps I'll post it.
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by jtonline » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:46 pm

OK, I think the paint is a solid colour rather than mica, and therefore my guess is that it's Brilliant Black A3F.
You may want to get Mazda to confirm that though ;)
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by fourbanks » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:51 pm

jtonline wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:46 pm
OK, I think the paint is a solid colour rather than mica, and therefore my guess is that it's Brilliant Black A3F.
You may want to get Mazda to confirm that though ;)
thanks, Julian :)
and do you know if I can purchase just a new cover if needed?
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by jtonline » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:05 pm

You can buy a body colour mirror cover as a spare part from Mazda dealers for £36.75 + VAT. I didn't see any black ones on the parts catalogue though :| although they might with your VIN.
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by fourbanks » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:08 pm

jtonline wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:05 pm
You can buy a body colour mirror cover as a spare part from Mazda dealers for £36.75 + VAT. I didn't see any black ones on the parts catalogue though :| although they might with your VIN.
thanks, Julian ill let you know on Monday when I've spoken to them :)
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by jtonline » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm

OK, if all else fails you can buy a rattle can of A3F and paint both mirror caps to match :D
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 21830.html
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by fourbanks » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:29 pm

jtonline wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm
OK, if all else fails you can buy a rattle can of A3F and paint both mirror caps to match :D
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 21830.html
that's not a bad idea. I'll have a word with my Body shop specialist in Redhill who I've used for the past 20 years to see what's best. buying a new cover is the simplest providing they have the black and its easy to replace. for them to paint a blank however then you're looking at hundreds of pounds which makes your eyes water :shock: or in the past my insurers eyes water :lol:
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by fourbanks » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:28 pm

just an update Julian. I've been over to the Mazda dealer who has typically screwed the order up despite me emphasising many times shiny jet black. they received a matt machine grey cover instead. I'm to pick up the new cover on Thursday and let you know the outcome
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Re: Wing mirror paint

Post by jtonline » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:55 pm

Hmm., if it was matt then I guess, unlike the pre-painted ones, it was primed & meant to be painted by a bodyshop prior to fitting :?: Let's see what Thursday brings :roll:
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