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    Fake S3 mirrors?

    Bought some supposedly original mirrors of what I thought was a reliable source on eBay and I think they are fakes?
    Anyone know how to tell for sure? They are also preface lift and were listed as post (2001).
    I thought the originals were aluminium but these have a bit if a plastic sound to them and I can't see any Audi markings?
    They are very chtome, can see my face in them like a mirror...
    The guy has spoke to me and seems genuine and said it was fine to return them. He did say only the early ones were aluminium?
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    i think you need to upload a few more photos its hard to tell
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    It's supposed to do that..

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    My pre-facelift ones are abit dull, definitely not a mirror, and are solid, they shouldn't have a plasticy sound they're big old lumps of aluminium.
    2000 APY S3

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    Yeah mine where solid ali . Before they got snapped off the car . Stolen for crack ?

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    Mines 2001 facelift and the mirrors aren't half as shiny as that definitely solid too!

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    Mine aren't as shiny as that (pre face-lift 2000) - but some 14 years ago they probably were close to it as there are a few parts that are like a mirror and I can see myself in quiet easily. Pretty sure there are some part numbers on them somewhere - maybe on the black plastic part underneath.

    As said above though they have a metal sound and feel to them as it's a solid aluminium casing and pretty heavy beasts
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    Easy to tell - if they're real they're fcuking heavy!!! Also the finish is not mirror shiny it's slightly matt.

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    Am not a S3 Owner but a S4 and I would think the Mirrors are just the same, I bought one last year from Audi and it's Plastic but made to look like Alloy, It's also dull not Shiney....And nae Cheap for the Cover, £230 plus Vat....

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    Genuine are like over twice the weight over the plastic original ones! I think these are either InPro chrome coated reps or chrome caps that go over the existing covers.


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    they are in pro ones. same as mine.
    if you've paid good money for genuine, get a refund.
    if not, make do.
    they look just as good, are lighter, and cheaper, and less likely to get nicked

 

 

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