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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by 1210tech, Feb 10, 2007.

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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    Hi peeps, i have been toying with the idea of replacing my standard mirror covers with the silver S4 ones, BUT i can't make my mind up whether to get chrome or matt...

    I have seen a blue A4 like mine (jonmusicman) with the chrome mirrors on but i am after some other images, from all angles, of the chrome and the matt finish styles fitted.
    Oh, and i have the chrome window trims which would match the chrome style but i think the matt style mirrors are a little less in ya face.
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    hi jonmusicman, it was your images that first started me thinking about the retrofit but i think the matt finish are a little less full on
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    IMG]http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/johnlondonw3/CIMG1447-1.jpg[/IMG]
    Matt for me !

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    This time it should show up !!
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    are those the matt finish? they look like they are
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    It depends on opinion, I prefer the matt finish as theyre more a smoother finish then the chrome, chrome is a bit tacky (my opinion) and llo cheaper. My brother just bought some original mirror casings from dealers in matt finish for his cab as they match the front pillars which are also in that smooth matt finish and they look awesome. Coming back to chrome ones, where I live in Bradford we have loads of black Avensis (audi wannabees) with chrome mirror casings and they have put me off for life - most of them are taxis. Like I said its a matter of opinion. Good luck in deciding..
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    Johnlondonw3 - your car looks beautiful
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    Matt finish for me not as much in your face and match your alloys better imo
    Ian
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    So much for digital photography !

    Yes they are mat,cost £85 via group buy
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    And the roof bars if youve got a avant
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    [Feb 10, 2007]
    Did not realise that you could get chrome or matt i just thought it was matt i think looking at the chrome ones they make the car look that bit more posher :greyrs4:
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    [Feb 11, 2007]
    totally agree, my opinion is the chrome ones look cheap
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    thats what i thought because the finish on most alloys is the matt silver
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    [Feb 11, 2007]
    thanks for the replies, i think i am gonna go with my original choice of matt finish, i will get some photos up when i buy them and fit 'em
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    [Feb 11, 2007]
    ive got a set of matt ones bought them off ebay they are original audi ones with mirror glass wrongly bought for my 8l s3
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    [Feb 11, 2007]
    how much you askin for them? are they for an a4? do you have the part numbers so i can double check?
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    Well if 1210tech is not interested I can be - before you know it theres gonna be a queue - me! me! me!
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    [Feb 11, 2007]
    ill put the part numbers on here tomorow someone can check and see what they fit
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    Yeah, that's exactly why rover have the chrome ones on their 75!
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    I'd be after some matt ones too - anyone smell a group buy...?
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    i have found a seller on eBay that sells the in-Pro mirros so i will send him a message to find out if he will do a group buy, but put your names down if you are interested to see if we can get the numbers, no point asking him unless we have enough people interested
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    Chrome ones look tacky - matt looks more like the OEM ones.
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    i'm interested in a set of matt mirrors as long as they will fit my 2002 A4 cab so you can add me to the list 4 a group buy too. keep us posted on what prices you find. thanks
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    thats three sets, anymore for anymore?
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    I might be interested too depending on the price.Anyone got a pic of a silver A4 with matt mirrors?
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    cool, so thats:

    nivagh
    christina
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    1210tech (me!!!)

    are pav-g, niknak and whitey_1 interested?

    keep adding your names peeps!
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    Im gutted you lot are doing a group buy! I ordered a set of matt ones the other day, and are due for delivery tomorrow. I've ordered them off the GoingFast shop on ebay, £108 inc delivery. Nevermind, hope you's sort something out. I will put some pics on when I fit them.:scared2:
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    sorry dude, i didn't plan it, its just sort of happened, i don't if we can get a discount yet though, just see what the seller says when i ask him and give him the numbers of people interested
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    these are supposed to be the matt finish according to the sellers listing...

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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    You should be able to get them for about £85 as a group buy,Kris on here organised one just before Xmas,that included postage
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    I'd get yourself a closer look before buying matt mirrors for a silver A4 mate. I got some for my car but sold them on without fitting them. The colour is so close to the paint no-one would have noticed.
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    i emailed the seller last night and asked him if he would offer a discount on a group buy and he has come back with a price of £88 all in (inc P&P) for 5 sets, so if we can get more people interested (10 buyers) i reckon we could get him to the £70 region
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    Ive got my eyes on a set of original brushed aluminium ones on ebay, if they go more than my budget I'll put my name down on list.

    pav-g
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    Bugger,i think you're right.Better take my name off the list,sorry.:sorry:
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    no worries, anyone else interested?
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    [Feb 17, 2007]
    heres the part numbers of the mirrors i have for sale they are matt finnish
    n/s 8e0 857 507b
    o/s 8e0 857 508b
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    How much you looking for?

    1210tech

    I'd definitely be interested in a set of these mirrors. I bought a set of chrome clip on covers, and it was a big mistake they look so cheap and tacky. Thankfully I only paid £30 for them, so it's not a big deal.

    I know a lot of people are interested in these mirrors so if we get more people then we'll be able to get a cheaper price I'm sure. Hope it goes well
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    [Feb 17, 2007]
    hi c13ush, pm me with your asking price please mate, thanks
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    proper matt finish shouldnt refect like that.

    mine are MATT!!

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