Author Topic: rebuilding/rechroming 70s door handles & mirrors?  (Read 1500 times)


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rebuilding/rechroming 70s door handles & mirrors?
« on: April 26, 2007, 09:45:35 PM »
Hey folks,

can 70s mirrors with there textured finishes successfully be re-chromed? How about door handles? Can these parts be completely disasembled for repair and/or refinishing?

I have a set of 71 door handles with horrid pitting but exceptional mechanisms. I swapped them off the car in favor of some good used ones I had. I also remember in the 80s just buying new mirrors but those days are gone....anyways does anyone have any experience in rebuilding these items and rechroming over the textured finish?

Tom Hall 7485

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Rechroming 70s door handles & mirrors?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 06:42:38 PM »
I think youll find that the matte silver part of the outside rearview mirror is paint.  I have seen scratched ones that have bright chrome under the satin finish.


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