Options for replacing a scuffed passenger side wing mirror

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Options for replacing a scuffed passenger side wing mirror

Post by Daniel B » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:51 am

Guys,
my electric passenger mirror is pretty scuffed/pitted on the outer edge, if you know what I mean, it's the black plastic body that is damaged.

Can I just buy a new mirror 'body' if you like, from a manual one, and swap it over, or would I need to buy a pukka electric one....?

If the former, I may well do both sides, so they are a matching pair :roll:

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:29 am

dan, i had the same with mine! i got a mate who knows a cit breaker to source out 2 good manual mirrors and send them down, then simply remove the glass and swap the backs over!
the only tricky bit is the glass removal as some of the manual ones dont have the removable glass section!
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Post by ken newbold » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:20 pm

Dan, I have a N/S electric mirror complete if you would like it.
The glass is going a bit round the edges, the body of it is OK and should clean up.
Yours for the cost postage if you want it.
PM me your details and I'll get it in the post.

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Post by Grace » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:44 pm

Pretty sure I could find a pair if you want them.

Could leave them at Witmun Engineering (believe you use them) or post.

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Post by Daniel B » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:04 pm

Thankyou Ken & Grace for your replies & kind offers, apologies for the delay in replying, but I haven't logged on here for a couple of weeks or so!

I do indeed frequent, perhaps more than I should, Witmuns, but fingers crossed, I 'shouldn't' be paying a visit down there again this year.

However if you happened to be going down there in the New year, I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop one off - if the body is in good nick.

I have a kind of facelift program planned for the springtime:

New front indicators
New headlights
New numberplates, front & rear
Replacement bumper piping to fill the gap!
And maybe a new wingmirror casing as well, might finish it off nicely :-)

Thanks again

Dan

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:42 pm

Dan why not get your replacement mirrors sprayed up trit green to match the car????
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Post by Daniel B » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:59 pm

Hi Timmo,
had occurred ot me mate, but then if I go that route, do I not need to get the door handles done as well.....

I kind of like the black window frames, and the door handles & wing mirrors.

I was also advised that painted door handles, although not what your suggesting, would flake very easily unless they are prepared/sprayed VERY well.

The other option would be the carbon covers that Robin used to have, but I would just go for plain black ones if they existed.

Thanks though, food for thought 8)

Dan