Mirror Guard or Milenco !!!

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  1. mowbotman

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    going to buy one of the above, the mirror guard does seem to look better !! But are double the price of the Milenco!
     
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    .........but worth the extra.
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  3. Autowbars

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    Neither, if something hits the mirror, guard or no guard it's GONE, or badly damaged, had a van hit mine, or I hit theirs in the spring, not really too fast but it wiped out the WHOLE mirror.

    They look nice, but now not convinced of the protection.
     
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    Have Milenco ones with a few extra foam pads....

    No protector can guarantee no damage but there is no doubt these things can and often do prevent the damage from being so severe it becomes a problem .

    I needed short arm ones do the choice was limited
     
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    Mirror guard is far superior and as said nothing will protect from a serious impact but that is less likely than bumps which are frequent
    This which is passenger side for me has had at least five collisions
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    The millenco is nothing more than a visual aid
     
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    Another vote for mirrorguard, very sturdy piece of kit, although to be fair as previous poster said if it's hit by a lorry or a van I doubt the mirror would survive anyway and I have bought a replacement wing mirror (electric) from eBay for £125 in the past
     
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    :(:(:(
     
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    Milenco for me - very happy with the product.
     
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    You pays your money and takes your choice. The Milenco ones look fine and also have the effect of warning oncoming traffic about your mirrors, but their construction isn't as strong as the Mirrorguards so it would depend on the impact as to whether the mirrors survive. Mirrorguards for me, have proved their worth too.
     
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    Mirrorgaurds.







    I mean Milenco !!!!!' ;)
     
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    I bought the Milenco ones, coz I'm a cheapskate and just wanted the black mirror housings to be more visible.

    I stuck extra absorbent foam inside them to minimise any impact, but am aware that neither will stop damage if it's a hefty enough whack! That's why I bought the cheap ones.
     
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    Mirror !

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    £7 to replace whole unit (1991 Renault Trafic) ...........

    progress eh ...........
     
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    My Milenco disappeared in a cloud of black dust when hit by a White Van Man in France recently. Along with the rest of the mirror of course. Will not refit on the new replacement mirror, they could give a false sense of security. Just not worth it. My replacement mirror (passenger side) in France was £250 inc tva. I notice in the UK they are £533 inc vat on the Bailey Website. The drivers side on the Bailey Website was over £729 if I remember correctly. Where do they get their prices from?
     
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    I put some reflective tape on my mirrors - no mirrorguard of any make available for mine but at least the mirrors can be seen.


    Dave
     
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  20. Big Nick

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    I got the Milenco as if it's a high speed full on impact nothing will save your mirror

    Mirror guards will only save damage from a light glancing blow or gentle low speed scuff from a wall which I reckon the Milenco's will do fine
     
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