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Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome

<IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/chris_stewart/iWeb/Site/Library_files/IMG_3635.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/chris_stewart/iWeb/Site/Library_files/IMG_3629.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I installed Volvo's chrome mirror caps this evening, about a 10min job. I pulled the mirror out to get easy access. Grab the outter edge of the mirror and then "slide" the mirror towards you; pull from the inside towards the outside; there are clips on the back of and the mirror essentially on a little "track" with a spring towards the inside. <p><IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/chris_stewart/iWeb/Site/Library_files/IMG_3634.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I'll have to see how they look in the sunlight. I think brushed aluminum cap might be more attractive. <p>Another concern is when washing or removing bugs, etc. the surface may easily show scratches. <p>Volvo Part Numbers.<br>30695232-6 Cover, Right<br>30695233-4 Cover, Left<p><IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/chris_stewart/iWeb/Site/Library_files/IMG_3644.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>next up, a little window tint. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (mike_c70)

yeah - when they were wrapped in the plastic they had that look. I took them out and wow, they are shiny. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome ([email protected])

A pic of THE CAR with the mirrors not just the mirrors would be helpful
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (Squid6336)

I like 'em. And not just because JRL doesn't <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> . I would get a scotch brite pad and buff them out though, or order them in brushed. Do they offer them in brushed look?
 

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How's the quality? I wonder if they will pit?
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome ([email protected])

Chris, how much were they? I've been saying for a while that brushed aluminum look sideviews would look great on the R...but I'd love to see a pic of your whole car to see how the "shiny" ones look.<p>-Eric
 

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I remember seeing chrome door handles on a bunch of PR pics of S60s. I'm wondering if those are orderable and if so, what's the number.<p>I think chrome handles will help the sideviews match the rest of the car.<br>
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (Sue Esponte)

List price: $75.76 <p>I'm going to try an shoot a couple picts this morning once the sun is up a bit. Those were quick shots after the install.<p>I may try to see if I can get them more of a brushed look but they are plastic. The quality seems fine but I too am concerned about durability. Time will tell and I'll keep everyone updated.<p>
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (FineProperty)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FineProperty</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like 'em. And <B>not just because JRL doesn't </B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> . I would get a scotch brite pad and buff them out though, or order them in brushed. Do they offer them in brushed look?</TD></TR></TABLE><br><B>I didn't say that at all</B> so why would you say that? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I like the chrome against Sonic Blue, I just want to SEE THEM in relationship with the wagon, not just them alone in a tight shot. I've seen them on black, knew on red they would be horrible, but they are a natural with the blue
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (JRL)

I like them until I see the Ti-Peg in the corner of the photo. I think the regular silver pegs might go with chrome accents a little better IMHO.
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome (I Roll)

Brushed aluminium would work bettern IMO. <p>And a word of warning when pulling the glass out of the housing. Do not do it when it's cold outside. I managed to crack my passenger side glass pulling it out. It had a broken heating element so I didn't mind, but it did crack. <br>
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome ([email protected])

How very Audi S4!<p>Does the car bounce now?<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome ([email protected])

Just added an extra 5K depreciation.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R Gets a touch of chrome ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">List price: $75.76 <p>I'm going to try an shoot a couple picts this morning once the sun is up a bit. Those were quick shots after the install.<p>I may try to see if I can get them more of a brushed look but they are plastic. The quality seems fine but I too am concerned about durability. Time will tell and I'll keep everyone updated.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Chris, do you know how much the stock covers go for??? For only 75 bucks, I may consider having a set stripped of chrome and recovered in blue/black carbon kevlar. Obviously if the price lines up with the OEM parts, using those would be cheaper and cleaner.<p>[ edit ]<p>...and my vote is for the brushed look on yours to echo the interior <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 
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