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....Someone was stupid enough to drive up their driveway, and scrape the door mirror up the side of the house. :bag:
(Wasn't technically my fault, I was in MAJOR need of the bathroom. :stifle: And wasn't paying too much attention to what i was doing.)

Is there any method for removing the scuff marks, or reducing their appearance?
 

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Uh oh...bet you're in trouble with wifey!!!

Are your mirrors metal or plastic covered? How deep are the scrapes? Do you have access to a buffer or polisher?

Usually at our house we knock the mirrors completely off and then don't have to worry about scrapes. It's the $600 to replace the entire assembly that gets some people in big-time trouble...3 TIMES already!!! If you know what I mean...
 

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The plastic bits can be sanded smooth but if you have the textured mirrors as we do in the states then it will look a bit funny unless you do the whole surface on both mirrors. Sometimes a lite heating with a torch can also work the material into a more costmetically pleasing form but you need to know what you are doing for sure.

Or take out mudding and coat the entire vehicle, then it will look natural.
 

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From the looks of your mirrors, and from what I've seen on other Mavs of all four years ('01 through '04), Ford used the same mirrors on the Mav as they did on only the first year of the US Escape (except that the housings were reversed because of the difference in driver-side angles). Those mirrors have a very thick hinge area. My sister and bro-in-law have an '01, so they have the original mirrors. They were definitely different from the ones I had on my '05.

The reason I'm mentioning this is that people here with newer Escapes (and the thinner hinged areas) tried to order the chrome mirror skull cap covers from Ford Parts UK, only to find that they don't fit. Not only was the hinged area different, but our passenger-side mirror housing is your driver-side mirror housing, and they're different from each other.

I just went to their site, and they don't seem to carry them anymore. But if that sounds like an easy way to cover the scratches, and you don't mind the chrome, Trevor ([email protected]) at Ford Parts UK is one helpful guy. They're in Salisbury Wiltshire (about 135 miles away from Kent, according to Google maps).
 

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Male drivers.... :shrug:

(Sorry to hear 'bout that, BC! :( )
 

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My son broke the mirror off his Escort ZX2. I looked into a replacement mirror. Pricey! So I got out some epoxy and glued it back on. :) Six months later he knocks the thing off again, and this time scrapes the plastic in the process. :mad: I glue it back on with the epoxy again, sand and repaint. But it the surface of the plastic is so slick that the paint came off... :doh:

He knocked the thing off again. :( I told him he's on his own for the inspection. ;-| I'm not glueing it again. :rant:
 

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Sand it down a bit to get rid of the big stuff then coat it with some spray on bed liner for a pick up. Not sure if you have LineX or Rhino over there. Might also try some local parts stores for a can of shakem and shootem bed liner stuff.

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Clumsy sod !!!!
Sorry, couldn't resist it! ;)
Which side is it, as there is a new one for sale on "FleaBay" at the moment for £35.
If its any consolation, I did the same a few years ago with my Vauxhall Frontera, ended up rubbing down, and then colour coding the mirror housings to match the car, which was Silk Violet in colour, a job I hope I never have to do again!
 

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Silk Violet? What does that look like, literally... :wacko:
 

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Clumsy sod !!!!
Sorry, couldn't resist it! ;)
Which side is it, as there is a new one for sale on "FleaBay" at the moment for £35.
If its any consolation, I did the same a few years ago with my Vauxhall Frontera, ended up rubbing down, and then colour coding the mirror housings to match the car, which was Silk Violet in colour, a job I hope I never have to do again!
It's the passenger side. :doh:
 

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jpark said:
The reason I'm mentioning this is that people here with newer Escapes (and the thinner hinged areas) tried to order the chrome mirror skull cap covers from Ford Parts UK, only to find that they don't fit.
Cheers JP. If anyone does have the chrome mirror caps that didn't fit just sitting in their garage. Would they be willing to sell them on?

Let me know.

Ta. :thumb:
 
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