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Body Coloured Mirrors

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:36 pm

Chaps, whats your thoughts on these, I was thinking of having the ones on the 16TRS painted to match the car, ive seen a few cars with them on and I am undecided.

They would be done professionally of course, sanded smooth etc, also will get the wheel arch spats done too as they are the earlier grained colour matched plastic but are look better on the later cars.

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Post by Kitch » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:51 pm

They'd look shit because you've still got the huge black rubber gaiter over the arm.

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Re: Body Coloured Mirrors

Post by Des Smith » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Roverman wrote:I've seen a few cars with them on and I am undecided.
Yeah, I know what you mean. On the one hand, its not 'original' spec but on the other, some of the bumpers come colour-coded, so not a travesty.

I guess I would leave as standard, for no other reason than the aggravation you might have when a mirror gets clipped by a close encounter. You might end up with having to re-do the paint job if the original mirror casing was completely knackered (V annoying) or have to touch it up (not quite so much of a pain).

I had a 'close encounter' of this kind on a narrow back road a couple of weeks ago and was really surprised there wasn't more damage given the noise of the contact - the mirror was OK and only a scuff on the casing which cut out quick easily. Had it been painted, it wouldn't have been so simple.

Still Tim, it's up to you. It would be good for anybody else considering this because they could see what your TRS looked like and decide whether it was worth doing.
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Post by Defender110 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Try one and see, they're still very cheap to replace. Personally I don't like the idea.
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:12 pm

Nice idea but not original so might look a bit 'tarted up'?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:22 pm

Don't be tempted Tim. More trouble if they get clipped/scratched and too far removed fromt the original design. IMHO.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:54 pm

Thought so, the 16TRS doesnt get used much to be honest and I do have a stack of mirrors and some some olympic blue paint.

Think I will just leave it....for now.
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:27 pm

I'd use gold metallic if i was going to tart up my car :wink: :lol:
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Post by Paul296 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:53 am

MULLEY wrote:I'd use gold metallic if i was going to tart up my car :wink: :lol:
Don't go there! Some nutter got a tin of gold Airfix enamel round the jet air intakes (or whatever they are) of my Hurricane before I got it - right bloody mess! Anyway, before tarting up your car Matt - you might want to think about cleaning it first?! :D :D

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The only BX I can think of that had colour coded door mirrors. It looks like all the interior plastics were blue as well. Now THAT is rare!

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Post by Way2go » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:43 am

Looks to have some very rare leather seats too! :D
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:03 am

IMO colour coding is OK, because I remember in the 1980s some people did get parts like mirrors and grills colour coded to match the bodywork, and shortly afterwards the manufacturers did it on the more up market versions of cars too.

Body colour coded mirrors was a selling point in 1989 car brochures!

At the 1987(?) Birmingham Motor Show on the Ford Stand, there was a competition for an XR2 which was Metallic blue, and all the mirrors & bodykit was colour coded. It looked very smart indeed, I still have a photo somewhere.

If you have a black BX, the mirrors are already in a matching colour, so you could paint the whole car black to achieve the same effect.

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:11 am

Way2go wrote:Looks to have some very rare leather seats too! :D
Wonder if I should get mine dont like that, they need refurbishing..... 8)
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Post by Des Smith » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:14 am

Mike E (uk) wrote:If you have a black BX, the mirrors are already in a matching colour, so you could paint the whole car black to achieve the same effect.
I like this kind of thinking!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:46 am

That BX Fashion is, well, gaudy. But I've never seen that before - and I think it's brilliant. 8)
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Post by Paul296 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:06 pm

Here's a couple more pics of the 'Fashion'. I think it's great = that interior is the bizniss! I'm not sure I'd drive one unless I was (for instance) a hairdresser though!? And I can't help thinking that 'Fashion' and 'Citroen BX' isn't a bit of an oxymoron somehow - like 'jumbo prawn' or something!? :D :shock:


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