- Jun 11, 2002
- Fort Smith, AR
I have an '01 Altima with the clear coat finish peeling off both outside rearview mirrors. About half the CC is gone on each. I'd like to remove the remaing CC and respray with a new clearcoat finish. But how do I remove the clearcoat without damaging the underlying mirror material (plastic I think. It's not metal)??? I tried 600 grit sandpaper and it left scratches. The auto shop guys said chemicals will react to and damage the plastic housing as it removes the remaining clear coat finish.