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    Satin mirror cases - Reputable suppliers?

    Hi All,

    Im collecting a 2006 A3 S-Line for the Girlfriend on Friday, and I have a growing list of improvements I want to make to the car; One of which is the S3 style satin chrome mirror cases.

    Genuine OE cases are a touch prohibitive at 250+, so can anyone recommend a repuatable place to supply me with some replicas please?

    Does anyone also have pictures of these fitted to a dolphin grey S-line as an example?

    Pictures of the car will follow in due course once it has been detailed and prepped to a standard im more familiar with...along with more questions.

    TIA.
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    Not seen any satin reps, the aftermarket ones tend to be chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Not seen any satin reps, the aftermarket ones tend to be chrome.
    There are a number of Satin reps available on Ebay, but I agree - the majority tend to be the tacky high chrome examples.
    That said, there are satin reps about, but all seem overpriced i.e 130+

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    i wouldnt bother mate youle only get em ripped off why dont you upgrade the lights instead or wheels if not im sure youle find some stolen ones on the bay

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    Mate I wouldn't bother, yeah they look good but some tool will come along and rip your mirrors clean off just for the matt alu covers....happen to me!
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    probly yours lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Safenafe View Post
    Mate I wouldn't bother, yeah they look good but some tool will come along and rip your mirrors clean off just for the matt alu covers....happen to me!

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    Yeah too right.... i've been keep an eye out! but luckily for them, no luck yet!
    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    probly yours lol
    Phantom Black, black grill, 20 spoke split rims, two tone black/white leather, mffbsw, auto lights/wipers/dim mirrors, bose, cruise, ipod, bluetooth, eletric lumbar, tyre pressure monitor, interior light pack, privacy glass

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    The theft aspect was overlooked if im being honest.

    This car also needs to be something that can be left anywhere with minimal concern to its well being too...good point, idea canned.

    Ok - I should think about de-tango'ing the headlamps and stop lights.
    Is it worth fitting silvertecs to the front and rear lamps? Is there a particular pattern of silvertec bulb I need to buy or are they generic?
    How easy is it to change the indicator bulbs front and rear?
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    Its pretty straight forward mate, i dont know about the front but the rear is just a 1 screw/bolt affair. The whole cluster comes out, the outside edge of the cluster slots into the car while the inside edge is bolted on, just need to give it a bit of a giggle to get it out. My manual gave me instrustions how to get it out, have a look.
    Phantom Black, black grill, 20 spoke split rims, two tone black/white leather, mffbsw, auto lights/wipers/dim mirrors, bose, cruise, ipod, bluetooth, eletric lumbar, tyre pressure monitor, interior light pack, privacy glass

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    To do the fronts you have to take out the wheel arch liner. Its a bit of pain but straight forward and they do look better for the effort.
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    cheers fellas - front bumper is coming off anyway, so might aswell change the bulbs then.
    Pushing my luck now, but what 'pin' arrangement should I be buying the Silvertecs in? offset or opposite?
    Is it worth changing the side repeator ones too?
    Last edited by ByronM; 11th March 2009 at 16:37.
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