Fixing Up Your Jaguar Xk8 Mirrors
Usually, there are two types of mirrors that can be found in your Jaguar Xk8-the side-view mirrors and the rear-view mirrors. These mirrors are extremely important not for vanity's sake but for safety purposes. They allow you to see the road behind you, thus making you aware of the situation of vehicles at your back. Jaguar Xk8 mirrors are also very helpful in accurately parking your car, so you must know how to deal with them should signs of damage or malfunction come up. Here are ways on how to fix some common types of damage on your Jaguar Xk8 mirrors:
Scratches are minor yet perennial nuisance that you normally deal with when it comes to mirrors. Sometimes, they simply show up without giving you any clue as to how they got there. To remove these annoying scratches from your mirrors, you need to prepare a few things: non-gel toothpaste, a polishing pad or buffing ball, and a glass cleaner or glass cleaning solution.
Remember to clean the mirrors before doing the repair. Make sure that they are free from dirt or any road debris. Then, you can proceed to applying a thick layer of toothpaste on the surface of the mirrors where the scratches are. Afterwards, buff the mirrors and clean them. If the scratches are still visible after several times of buffing, consider replacing your mirrors.
Broken or cracked
For broken or severely cracked mirrors, replacing them is the only option. Cracks can be very distracting, and they prevent you from having a clear and flawless view. If the glass on your mirror is already shattered, carefully pulling the pieces out would be fine. However, if it is still mostly intact, you could pop the glass out using a putty knife. To make its removal easier, you need to melt the glue holding the mirror by applying heat. Using a hair dryer will do. Then, use silicone adhesive to secure the new glass onto the frame.
Discoloration commonly appears on rear-view mirrors with auto dimming feature. It is indicated by a split in coloration due to a fluid that damages the electro chromatic coating of your mirror, causing the top portion to appear lighter than the bottom area. In this case, a replacement will be needed.