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I generally park in the boonies far from other vehicles. Much to my chagrin, I've got some scuffs on the undercap of my driver mirror. Of course, there's a camera mounted on the underside.

Any thoughts on what to do? Cladding material doesn't seem to be anything that can be repaired. I've searched parts sites and ID.4 information is not to be found - so I cannot determine if this is can be replaced itself or more of the mirror assembly is necessary.

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Wow, some [expletive deleted] really gouged it with a shopping cart it appears. Alas no, there isn't much that can be done. Mother's Back to Black (fine for grey as well) will at least uniformly-camouflage the scratches a bit.
I generally park in the boonies far from other vehicles. Much to my chagrin, I've got some scuffs on the undercap of my driver mirror. Of course, there's a camera mounted on the underside.

Any thoughts on what to do? Cladding material doesn't seem to be anything that can be repaired. I've searched parts sites and ID.4 information is not to be found - so I cannot determine if this is can be replaced itself or more of the mirror assembly is necessary.

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I generally park in the boonies far from other vehicles. Much to my chagrin, I've got some scuffs on the undercap of my driver mirror. Of course, there's a camera mounted on the underside.
Ugh! Sorry Eric. That's terrible. I'm irritated for you. Any idea on how it happened? Unfortunately, I don't have any good ideas, but hopefully others do.
 

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Ugh! Sorry Eric. That's terrible. I'm irritated for you. Any idea on how it happened? Unfortunately, I don't have any good ideas, but hopefully others do.
No clue. And strangely, and thankfully enough, there was no damage other than to the mirror. I did make a brief visit to a grocery store, but was parked far from anyone else. I was also parked outside a hotel for a couple of hours and it's possible someone could have knocked it with a zippered bag.
 

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Mother's Back to Black (fine for grey as well) will at least uniformly-camouflage the scratches a bit.
Thanks. I've seen that mentioned in my brief research this morning. I might try some super-fine sand paper to clean up the burrs and give it a try. If I'm careful enough, I can't make it worse. If only it was on the passenger side, so I wouldn't see it as often!
 

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Sandpaper and try hitting it with a heat gun in short stints. You may be able to "re-melt" it to make it less noticeable. Gotta be careful, but with some finesse and finding the right timing, you can get the plastic back to nearly-new I bet.
 

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That plastic usually has some texture to it so any sanding is going to make it worse IMO. I would try to carefully shave the gouges with a razor blade to remove any material which may have gotten pushed up. Then I'd use the back to black or other surface treatment to try and get uniform color. I think you're better off minimizing the damage rather than trying to fix it. As you said, the only real fix is replacing.
 
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