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Old 05-21-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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scratch advice please

so went to six flags and I tried to park away from everyone else but alas it didn't work out to well, get back to the car and see this


any thoughts? was thinking of getting some touch up paint till I can get the mirror replaced. and yea it will need to be replaced, the part where it comes to a point seems to have been flattened out. also some advice on where to get a replacement mirror would be helpful. it's not heated or auto dimming if that helps any
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Check here in market place first. I would see if porta cable might bring it down smooth. That bites big time. I have paid for two spots before at Busch Gardens. Lady thought I was nuts (season pass discount). Could use black marker to cover until you can find another mirror.

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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Damn... that looks deep. Sorry that happened to you. From the pic it appears that there is a lot of paint from another vehicle that will come off... hit it with a clay bar and it'll probably get you by until you find a replacement mirror housing.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Looking for a used mirror? Try car-parts.com. Sorry that happened. Good luck
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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That paint looks green. Should come off easy with some cleaner
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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That paint looks green. Should come off easy with some cleaner
That's what I'm sayin. Brake fluid will wipe it right off. Just don't go crazy and wipe off your black paint.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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Time for oracle concept side mirrors.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Touch up paint will def work in the mean time, and will be invisible from 10 feet away, especially being on a corner like that.

You can take the mirror off, sand it your self and bring it to a shop and have them spray it real quick for less than 100$ probably
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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Sorry to see that one. Hard to tell for me if you have extra paint or if they took your paint off. Since you said it's flattened out at the point them I'm guessing they scrapped it down to the bone??

If you're going to replace then IMO I'd touch up & wait until I found a new or used mirror. For paint I agree w/ above that you're looking at around $100.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice all, I think I will be looking into some touch up paint as soon as I can get off from work this week.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #11
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so went to six flags and I tried to park away from everyone else but alas it didn't work out to well, get back to the car and see this


any thoughts? was thinking of getting some touch up paint till I can get the mirror replaced. and yea it will need to be replaced, the part where it comes to a point seems to have been flattened out. also some advice on where to get a replacement mirror would be helpful. it's not heated or auto dimming if that helps any

I am so glad you were not in the vehicle when this occurred! This can be very frustrating as a Camaro owner. I do have a website called www.gmpartsdirect.com which has certified gm parts available. You can do a search under the catalog for your mirror. If there isn't a replacement available on this website, I suggest ordering an original from your local dealership. I hope this helped!

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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Also that does not look accidental. sorry you had to park at walmart/six flags (same exact people go to both places)
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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Also that does not look accidental. sorry you had to park at walmart/six flags (same exact people go to both places)
I agree it doesn't look accidental. I thunk their door hit it then they forced the issue. When I parked there was no one around me at all.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
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so went to six flags and I tried to park away from everyone else but alas it didn't work out to well, get back to the car and see this


any thoughts? was thinking of getting some touch up paint till I can get the mirror replaced. and yea it will need to be replaced, the part where it comes to a point seems to have been flattened out. also some advice on where to get a replacement mirror would be helpful. it's not heated or auto dimming if that helps any
Got the exact same kind of scratch on my mirror. It rubbed against a pole in my garage.

Didn't have to replace it.

Go get a turtle wax professional severe scratch repair kit. Made mine look almost like new.
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so went to six flags and I tried to park away from everyone else but alas it didn't work out to well, get back to the car and see this


any thoughts? was thinking of getting some touch up paint till I can get the mirror replaced. and yea it will need to be replaced, the part where it comes to a point seems to have been flattened out. also some advice on where to get a replacement mirror would be helpful. it's not heated or auto dimming if that helps any
I swear I must be blind or something because whenever anyone posts a picture of scratches or dents or something I can never see them ever.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #16
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I swear I must be blind or something because whenever anyone posts a picture of scratches or dents or something I can never see them ever.


That green strip on the lower edge of the mirror is the scratch not a reflection
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