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Spraying Door Mirror - Help Required!

Courteousy of the the WM Travel, my Espace now has one broken mirrir (not the whole thing, justthe casing but I've had to buy a replacemnet mirror which worked out cheaper than the casing which the dealers wanted £90 + VAT for!).

Anyways, I started prepping it today for painting... it was quite a mission seperating all the bits to get the covers off so that I don't need to mask anything off.

I've rubbed it down with wet and dry 400, cleaned both parts and primered them.... but whats next?

Is the following correct or do I need to do anything in between:

1) rub them down with wet and dry 600 and reprimer them

2) rub down the primer (w&d 600) and apply 1st coat.

3) wait 2 hours, rub down 1st coat (w&d 600) and apply 2nd coat.

4) wait 2 hours, rub down 2nd coat (w&d 600) and apply 3rd and final coat.

5) wait 24 hours, rub down 3rd coat (w&d 1200) and apply lacquer

Does the above sound right or have I missed something?

Also, I seem to be good with primer (probably because the consistency is thick) but get runs with the colour.... what should I do? - Oh, and I'm worse still with lacquer as it often leaves kind of bubbles!

As always, any help / insights appreciated...
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Renault Clio 1.4 16v Privilege (2004), Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 106 Expression (2005), Volkswagon Passat 2.0 TDi S (2006), Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic Lusso (2008)

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