Questions about paintwork, including repairing damage, preparation and care for existing paintwork

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Can I replace the glass mirror in my (wing) mirror?

A neighbour of mine hit my (wing) mirror with a sliotar and it's cracked/smashed. Can I replace just the glass (the actual mirror itself)? Preferably doing it myself. As oppposed to having to buy a ...
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How should I remove stickers or pinstripe decals from paint?

I want to remove a dealer's sticker from my car. The sticker is on a painted surface. What is the best way to do it? Could I remove pinstripe decals in the same way?
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Considerations when painting brake calipers

Aside from not getting paint on the discs and pads, do you have any advice or tips when preparing and painting brake calipers?
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How should I remove a paint scuff on my vehicle?

The painted edge of a side mirror on another car recently scraped the side of my vehicle, leaving a scuff of paint about half a meter long. There is no indentation or scratch, but the other vehicle ...
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What effects can paint peeling away have?

I've had a car that was getting quite old, and the paint on the top of the car is peeling away rapidly. Is this just for cosmetics, or should I seek to re-paint the vehicle to protect it for the ...
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Teflon Coating your new car

While buying a new car the dealer suggests Teflon coating your car so that the paint shine lasts longer. I know that Teflon is a substance which does not easily attach to any other substance. So is ...
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Scratches - both light and deep

How on earth do I remove unsightly scratches from my paint work? There are plenty are are down to the white undercoat, how do I remedy them?