Fiat wing mirrors

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  1. micky drip

    micky drip

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    Recently fitted Mirror Guards. How can I protect them from damage...........
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Fit mirror guard guards.
     
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  3. micky drip

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    I just knew this would not be taken seriously
     
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    Was it meant to be ?

    Why would you protect protectors ?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    That's FUN for you.

    Are you a Dutch cap, condom and pill man ?
     
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    i have mirror guards fitted... dont understand why you would want to protect them as they are the protection for the mirrors..
     
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    No, well past that sort of nonsense since the bed broke on our ac capri
     
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    Fit a large RSJ at least 2.7 mts wide to the front bumper :BigGrin:

    I had mine on my fiat for 1 year they where white.

    After fitting them i had no one come to close any more.

    I do think they help other drivers see you.

    Mel
     
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    damage

    try your best not to hit another vehicle.!!
     
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    :Smile:

    On a serious note, I've just fitted a new nearside mirror. About £80 for an full electric mirror from ebay. I've lost count of the number of times it's been clouted, enough to damage the door a bit. It was 8 years old. So basically don't fret about them. Consider them a wearing part, like tyres.

    I've seen the idea of a big yellow high viz stripe. That seems a good idea, now you've reminded me I'll go hunting for something.


    Like ebay 390484948274 - just ordered. £2.35. Got to be worth a try.
     
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    That's much easier said then done.

    Route Napoleon - 1000 foot drop on the driver's side, solid rock on passenger side. Corner. BIG 4x4 comes round corner like the cops were after them. B A N G. Passenger side mirror slams into door.

    I could not stop, 4x4 did not. I hope 4x4 suffered as badly.

    Partly wrecked but repaired well enough to continue.

    The near Weymouth, narrow road, white van comes hurtling, white van style, round corner and I twitch into something. That's the end of that mirror.
     
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    Hah. We were zumwhere in Zummerzet with a brick wall one side and a lumpy stone wall the other and small fixed-bed lorry man coming towards us decided he certainly wasn't going to pull into a slight gap available on his side because it might have delayed him by 10 seconds and any case, his mirrors were attached to his vehicle by summat a helluvalot stronger than a camping car's. And if we managed to get his number he'd say we were on his side of the road.

    In fact he wouldn't have actually hit us, I reckon there was a 2 inch gap, except he deliberately and absolutely with malice aforethought turned his wheel to the right and gave Pete an evil look as he did so, just as his front bumper was level with ours to make ure he DID hit us - we were both too shocked to do anything including breathe for about a minute by which time he'd completely disappeared.

    No ID on the side of the truck anyway. A Hole.

    Now I've typed that I've remembered where it was. Quite near to Wookey Hole!
     
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    The only solution it to fit another pair on top.
    I fitted these a few years ago and another vehicle's mirror hit mine. My thought was thank god I fitted my protectors, NO, they shattered along with my mirror. Good idea but doesn't work in many cases and far to expensive.
     
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    Only way to deal with Somerset man is to stay in middle of road until he stops (hopfully) Fold mirrors in before attempting to pass
     
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