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RVsteve 04-03-2011 12:56 PM

Mirror Arms
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to spruce up the black metal mirror support arms on my Holiday Rambler? The metal is rough so wax does not work, and I don't think painting would be a good idea. I'm hoping for some liquid material that I could spray on and bring them back normal.

Thanks for any help.

2008 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 40'

ga traveler 04-03-2011 06:14 PM

I painted mine with spray paint. It was not hard at all. Just tape off the sidewall and mirror. I painted mine three years ago and it still looks great. I know you said you didnt want to paint but it really is easy.

ronspradley 04-03-2011 08:22 PM

For outside repairs with rough surfaces I prefer to use DUPLI-COLOR truck bed liner coating. The spray kind. I have used it for mirrors, painted rear bumpers, wheel well trim, and inside wheel wells. It is matt black and has a rough texture that hides imperfections well. Good luck and happy trails...........ron spradley

TXiceman 04-03-2011 08:37 PM

Look at the Krylon paints as well. Making the areas around the mirrors in not hard.


dons2346 04-03-2011 10:13 PM

Take them off and get them powder coated in a color to natch the coach.

H. Miller 04-04-2011 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by dons2346 (Post 823848)
Take them off and get them powder coated in a color to natch the coach.

OR, have them chrome plated

dons2346 04-04-2011 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by H. Miller (Post 823974)
OR, have them chrome plated

My Velvac mirrors are chromed but it is beginning to peel off and bubble up. They are beginning to look like krap and when they get bad enough, they will be powder coated. The PC is much cheaper and easier to do, plus it will stand up much better to the elements.

Fat Albert 04-15-2011 11:02 PM

I have a brand new velvac on my driver side,Iwill have to do something whith the other side .I was thinking of tremclad gloss.I did a fair job on my 1992 mh.I just upgraded to 2001 Suncruiser and I have bought It from some one that kept a few secrets from me... so I am fixing It.
When you have a "good deal " you can expect a few supprises ,like brakes ,stater for the generator,but my mecanic says it is in good shape ,it a Banks Power systeme so once I am finish fixing it,it should be good for a while
A few freinds told me that we are never finish repairing things on a MH .But Ithink it is labor of love . I am doing my best in English ,you must have figured out I am a french canadian . Happy Trails.
Fat Albert

Robert T 04-16-2011 09:04 AM

I do not know who made your mirrors but I have a 2004 Endeavor which had a simular problem. My chrome started to pit.My mirrors were made by Ramco and I called them. Ramco sent me new bases and new arms at no charge but I requested they send me painted ones. I did have to mail the old ones back. Ramco 800-321-4819, if you have Velvac mirrors 800-783-8871

TedToo 05-02-2011 01:42 PM

I have a brand new set of Velvac chrome bases and arms that I bought for my 2000 American Dream on another forum. The bases did not fit my Dream and I wound up buying a whole new set of bases, arms, and mirrors from American Coach. The guy next to me had a 2002 (?) Holiday Rambler Endeavor and the bases fit his coach. Anyway, I now have the bases, arms and chrome mirrors (heated and 6 way with wiring harness). If anyone is interested, PM me.

Now in Elkhart, IN

DRosedale 05-02-2011 01:51 PM

Painting is really the only way to make them look better of course you could also buy replacements. I think however a can of good paint would be cheaper than new replacements.

JPMaly 05-02-2011 07:56 PM

TedToo, I sent you a pm as I am interested in the mirrors.

dukenrock 05-04-2011 06:04 AM

There's a place in Woodburn Indiana that has a surplus of mirrors and bases/arms for several brands of MH. I bought a set of the arms for my'02 Eagle to replace mine that were beginning to peel.

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