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I'm thinking about painting the mirrors, but should I also paint those trim pieces? That detail looks fine as black plastic on a coupe with painted mirrors because it runs up and over the whole window. Painting those parts on a convertible might help it look more like part of the windshield frame. Has anybody seen this? I'd hate to paint those parts and have it look like stupid. So, paint or no paint?
 

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I say no paint.:)
 

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I say no paint too. Designers sit in chairs and ponder the this's and the that's of paint. They have cars with painted on one side and not on the other. They grimace and gringe. And after all is said and done. It's this way.
 

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Beside the trim that won't match or painted will look too fat , You have , I'll assume, a black convertible top which tends to match the flat black mirrors. The black mirrors & top ties the car togther much nicer when the top is up.

On a coupe it's opposite & the mirrors enhance the overall look.

JMHO.
 

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Does anyone have their mirrors painted? I would like to see a few examples. Personally, I would consider painting them if the color does not stand out too much. I agree with roboz, the painted mirrors may tie in better in the coupe.
 

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Here is a pic of a friend's Torch Red vert with painted mirrors and the red interior. Too much red for my taste.
 

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I painted mine when the stripes were done. The FR500s are painted body color, and most every high line car's mirrors are body color. The Shelby's mirrors will be body color. Furthermore, I'll bet Ford paints them all next year and calls it a "change". I left the mount "triangle" black, like Porsche does. I like the look.
 

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Over on TMS there is another option from Midwest AutoGear for this. Here is the link
http://tinyurl.com/9n7pr I am on the list for a set as they are like $65.
 

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SonicBlueStang said:
How do you remove the mirrors? Thanks
the mirriors are very easy to remove. the plastic piece around the inside of the door pulls off...just becarful tugin on it. the connector is right there..just unplug it...remove the 3 10 mm bolts and its off. here is a pic of my painted mirriors.
 

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MickMach said:
the mirriors are very easy to remove. the plastic piece around the inside of the door pulls off...just becarful tugin on it. the connector is right there..just unplug it...remove the 3 10 mm bolts and its off. here is a pic of my painted mirriors.
I think the matching mirrors make a HUGE difference in the look of your car. Looks fantastic. It looks so good I'm going to paint mine, and my car is black! Most people won't even notice but I think it'll be a nice touch.
 

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boss377 said:
...I'll bet Ford paints them all next year...
That's what I was thinking. Then I could just wait and buy a smooth set and ebay my stockers.
 

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Painting Mirrors

Just a thought. Midwest Auto Gear is coming out with what they call,"mirror inserts" which are pre-painted to match you color. They fit over the top half of each mirror and are attached with 3M adheasive. They have a picture on their web sight.
 

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Painting mirrors

Just a thought. Midwest Auto Gear is coming out with what they call."Mirror Inserts". They are pre-painted to match the color of your car. They cover the top half of each mirror and attach with 3M adheasive.:)
 

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That sounded like a good idea at first but I don't see them mounting very flush to the surface. I'll wait and see on those.

I think I'll start a photoshop file to help me make up my mind on those trim pieces.
Thanks for the input, guys.
 

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I painted mine less than a week after I recieved the car... my painter also painted the INSIDE of the mirror, or behind it persay... so theres NO black left at all in the mirrors... been driving it everyday since may, and no chips or cracks...
 

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mustangbaxter said:
I painted mine less than a week after I recieved the car... my painter also painted the INSIDE of the mirror, or behind it persay... so theres NO black left at all in the mirrors... been driving it everyday since may, and no chips or cracks...
I really like the painted mirrors, it ties in with the rest of the car. My wife thought that they came painted. When I showed her the two options, she definetly thought painted was the way.
 

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Kohaku said:
I'm thinking about painting the mirrors, but should I also paint those trim pieces? That detail looks fine as black plastic on a coupe with painted mirrors because it runs up and over the whole window. Painting those parts on a convertible might help it look more like part of the windshield frame. Has anybody seen this? I'd hate to paint those parts and have it look like stupid. So, paint or no paint?
Mine are painted. I'll take some pictures and post them.

EDIT: Here they are.
 

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MickMach said:
the mirriors are very easy to remove. the plastic piece around the inside of the door pulls off...just becarful tugin on it. the connector is right there..just unplug it...remove the 3 10 mm bolts and its off. here is a pic of my painted mirriors.
Thanks for the info
 
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