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Wrapping mirrors like rs4

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Turbo-mick, Oct 13, 2013.

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    [Oct 13, 2013]
    Hey up guys
    new to the forum as I've come from a cupra r to my a4 sline
    am wanting to vinyl wrap my mirrors in the Crome or silver what ever colour the rs4 ones are
    has any one done this with pics please as I cart find owt on google other than the caps u can buy
    cheers mick
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    S4 is aluminium so itll be hard to copy the exact colour. It would be better to spray them or just replace for s4 ones

    As wrapping would be a pita if you haven't much experience in such thing
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    With out blowing my own trumpit mate I can wrap good on cars lol am just not wanting to pay the silly s4 money that the mirrors are and wasn't sure weather they wear crome or alloy as the covers u can buy look crome. But the genuine ones look alloy ??
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    No trumpet blowing. If u can do it well then do it.

    They are alloy most aftermarket ones are plastic with chrome sprayed on.

    Do they do a aluminium wrap?
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    Yer mate they do I've done my interior in brushed alloy.
    But the colour just don't look right for the mirrors.
    Unless they do diffrent shades
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    No idea. I know what u mean tho the covers are like a dull aluminium

    Im just going matte black i think. But cant decide.
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    Think ill do one tomorrow and see how it look lol. Ill up load pics when its done. Think matte black would look good too tho
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    Im contemplating on wrapping the whole car matte orange with matte black wrapped roof. Dunno how hard it would be tho!!!!
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    It's not hard to wrap mate. It's all down to the quality of the vinyl really if u get bubble free. U just use a hair dryer to get rid of any creases ect
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    Ill have to link after work unless i can find it now
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    [Oct 14, 2013]
    Caps will be easier and look better (although I'm not a fan of shiny mirrors either way).
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    [Oct 14, 2013]
    Halfords aluminium spray looks pretty close.
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    [Oct 14, 2013]
    S4 morrors are solid aluminium, no covers and are not shiney or chrome as people keep selling them as.

    There is no replacment for the real thing and only S and RS cars should have them as they denote the vehicle IMHO otherwise it'll be like putting an S4 badge on a 1.8T. :)

    I'd love to see the wrapping result when its done?
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    I a strong believer in if u want that modle just buy it. But am not making a rep I just like the mirrors and am not paying the real price for them that's a joke lol
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    so because he wants s4 look mirrors he should just go buy the s4 lol
    most ridiculous post ive read!
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    Agreed, it's as close a match to Avus silver as you'll get.

    It's his thread in fairness...!
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    sorry i misread the post, i get what hes saying now
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    Personally I think silver mirrors on a non S car are a bit old news now. I did mine several years ago, and loved them for a while.... Just spray them with Avus silver or whatever (I bought a spare pair), and then you can try them for yourself. The early S (not sure about RS) cars came with shiny chrome rather than the matt aluminium look of the B6's.
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    the seller is in china,

    think you or i would be the same on a different language ebay site
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