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Vinyl Wing Mirror Wrapping

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3 BUH, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. S3 BUH
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    Hi guys and gals new car arrived at dealers friday and im having real problems finding a company localy that will vinyl wrap my wing mirror in gloss black, anybody know anywhere in or around bury st edmunds that can do this ?

    will post pics of the car later going to have a look after work tonight :yes:
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    a lot of ppl have been buying carbon effect vinyl off eBay and doing it themselves. might be worth giving that a go?
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    yer i am going to do the interior inlays myself as the price on getting thing wrapped is stupid but the mirros and a bit beyond my talent
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    just try and get a cheap set of mirrors off the bay or breakers and buy a bigger sheet of wrap and try it yourself... keep your S3's mint... thats what im going to do :ninja:
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    i might be able to sell you a set of cheap mirror caps. i bought some MY09 wing mirrors to fit onto my 8P2, and P5SND had a set of wing mirrors in the right colour. mine aren't in great shape but would be perfect for wrapping, so if i buy his then i have a set of caps spare if that makes sense.
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    have fun trying to wrap them it is near on impossible i have had a company try to wrap mine the mirror covers are just to curvy
    the problem is where the mirror meets the car the shape means you are left with a lot of excess wrap that needs slicing to fit which looks poo!
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    Just get some new caps off the bay and get them sprayed black
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    or buy P5SND if he hasn't sold them already. he'll give them to ya at a good price and he's OCD like you wouldn't believe so you know they'll be PERFECT
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    100% agree wit this it makes sense prob alot easyer to do i tryed to do my mirrors in carbon vinyl and gave up after the 3rd attempt and sprayed mine black
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    P5SND's caps are already in Phantom Black...

    just putting it out there :whistle2:
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    as promised a pic of the car still in it's protective gear and on blocks mirrors ruining the black and orange theme though
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    i don't see a picture
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    Wow! Loving it dude..
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    get some painted black ones dude will look much better then :)
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    sorted it me being thick
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    lol
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    hold on a sec son... so you already have an Ibis S3 BE, and now you've got a Solar Orange one?
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    well spotted sub did read his sig , have you sold the white one now or are you being greedy lmao
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    yer i currently have two S3's at the moment lucky me ;)
    ibis white one has caused me nothing but problems audi agreed to give to a straight swap like for like with a few extra goodies for good measure
    two weeks friday once private plate and few other bits sorted il be changing the keys with them
    i was going to go white again but always wanted a orange car so bit the bullet and had solar orange so pleased i did now
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    ive been looking though ebay all the wing mirror cover caps housing what ever you want to call them only go from audi S3 8P 2003-2008 will these fit MY11 with folding heated mirrors ?
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    I don't think they will. I know MY10 is definitely different to MY11 cars so 08 mirrors won't fit a MY11
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    shame thats what i thought might have to go to audi direct to get a spare set for spraying then looked into it before and it was roughly £180 for a set
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    Ouch that's a steep cost. I thought abou getting mie wrapped then can always remove easy. Was quoted just under £70 for spoiler and mirrors in north london by a big company tha wrap. If they are professional surely they can do it easy.

    Saw a Carrera gt wrapped the other week and those mirrors and whole body are really curvy!!!
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    same would prefer them wrapped as its so much less hasle and messing about but cant find anyone that does it localy might just have to give it a go myself
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