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Old 03-19-2023, 03:36 PM   #1
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Discolored mirrors

2018 Thor ACE 29.3. Left at outside storage place and 2 months later the mirrors are spotty and discolored. Assume itís because they are painted chrome and cheap product. Mirrors were fine when storing in Connecticut, but 2 months in Florida did something.
Any solutions to cleaning them? Or painting?
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Old 03-19-2023, 03:56 PM   #2
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Plastidip spray(diy) custom colors at dipmycar.com or standard colors at home depot etc.
Or
Vinyl wrap(many window tint shops do this)any color imaginable and custom graphics.
Both are super-easily removable/ renewable.

Paint is the last choice due to prep and reprep when it fails.
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Old 03-19-2023, 03:57 PM   #3
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Inferior metal to begin with combined with a high saturation of salt in the air...that is always present. A very fine steel wool with soapy water will help a little...then coat them with a light oil before storage. Its everything, imcluding the undercarriage and all the cheap metal fasteners they use during assembly.
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Old 03-19-2023, 04:41 PM   #4
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Any 410 or less SS can't tolerate salt or chlorine, nor of course carbon steel. Without rust formation
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Old 03-19-2023, 05:35 PM   #5
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Most of the time the problem with the mirrors is the flaking of the chrome off the base. You could be a victim of salt spray, acid rain or a storage neighbor washing their rig with some bleach or other caustic cleaner.
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Old 03-20-2023, 01:12 PM   #6
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Any good clear coat scratch remover it's a very light abrasive take your time small area at a time, when your done good coat of wax. I had it after we spent 3 weeks in the Florida keys,it will come off.
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Old 03-20-2023, 10:06 PM   #7
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0000 Steel wool is good, works on glass also
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Old 03-20-2023, 10:24 PM   #8
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You should check but I believe your mirrors are chromed plastic.
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Old 03-28-2023, 09:55 PM   #9
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My 2 cents, I use blue magic metal polish cream, the last can I got at Walmart, I have used this on almost everything shiny, the plastic grill on my truck and motor home, aluminum rims on the motor home and an old corvette I restored and those rims were bad, and even on the plastic chrome mirror on my truck and mh it also leaves a protective coating, I even used it to remove some rust spots on a refrigerator we have in our garage, works way better than mothers.
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