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Dent in Door Mirror Housing

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by Trev241, Sep 20, 2012.

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    Driving home today when a stone few up from passing car putting a small dent in the mirror housing. Rang dealer thinking £30 or £40 should get me a new one. QUOTED £267. Where the hell do these people get the prices from ?

    Looks like the dent will have to stay, although I am now thinking if I can remove the housing I may be able to massage the dent out which will look a lot better than it does now.
    Anyone know how easy it is to strip down the mirror to get the housing off, any help would be appreciated.
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    Cheaper to replace with Ali mirror housings, around £70 a pair :)
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    That price was for the housing.
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    Stones really annoy me ! :mad:
    Dent Repairs are sometimes cheap depending on what panel they are on, on Doors they are about £50 for a good job of dent removal, Get a couple more quotes from your local Paintwork garages.
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    Sod that mate, get on eBay :)
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    Thats price is wrong mate, completely show me the damage, I may have one available for you here :)

    B8 changed from dumbo to the now current on A5 aswell so could be either.
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    a mirror cap for a dumbo on a 09 plate is £70 in primer from audi
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    It's the Ali housing for B8 S4 not the painted one.
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    That seems extremely steep though! The best part of £160 difference?! Wow... Why not just buy a pair of the normal ones and paint them in matt silver to match the Ali versions? ;)
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    Ah just seen your sig says S4, lol.

    Show me the damage mate, I maybe able to get one for you cheaper.
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    Just had another look and and dent is not as bad as I first thought, if it could be touched up with something of a similar colour maybe I could live with it.
    I have been told that Ali mirrors are nicked regularly even from dealer forecourts no wonder they are so expensive.
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