Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central California
Faint scratches in the side view mirrors
Hello, fellow enthusiasts!
I am really enjoying my newly purchased '99 Intrepid, and my desire to maintain her well has grown with nearly every post I've read here.
Perhaps you all could help me with a small detailing problem. The finish of the car is, overall, quite good, and I expect that it will come to look even better with regular detailing. One thing puzzles me though. At some time in the Trep's past someone in the process of cleaning scratched -- with many very fine scratches -- the reflective surface of the two side view mirrors. I have learned that these mirrors are not glass, and that the reflective surface is protected only by a very thin 'clear coat', hence very easy to damage irrevokably. I don't really know how to proceed to remove those scratches. I used ScratchX on one of them and didn't see any obvious improvement, but I was being cautious.
A suggestion was simply to go to an auto glass professional and replace the mirror. They are not too expensive from what I gather and the mirror could be maintained properly from that point. What are your thoughts?