Mirror Guard protectors and the indicator light (1 Viewer)

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We are thinking about buying some Mirror Guard protectors for our Globecar Roadscout PVC. However, my husband is a bit concerned that they will cover up the indicator lights in the mirrors too much, so that the lights can't be seen easily. Is this something to be worried about?

Also, we have a dark grey van with black wing mirrors. I think the black protectors would look the best but I wonder whether the silver or white might have the advantage of being more visible to other vehicles. Any opinions of this?

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We are thinking about buying some Mirror Guard protectors for our Globecar Roadscout PVC. However, my husband is a bit concerned that they will cover up the indicator lights in the mirrors too much, so that the lights can't be seen easily. Is this something to be worried about?

Also, we have a dark grey van with black wing mirrors. I think the black protectors would look the best but I wonder whether the silver or white might have the advantage of being more visible to other vehicles. Any opinions of this?

Thanks.

Just been out into the cold for you to get a photo to show you that the cutout in the Mirror Guard casing does not hinder the viewing of the indicator to any discernable degree as you can see by the bulb being visible.

Personally, I feel that white is the more visible option, and I have stuck on white 3M reflective tape to give the wing mirror some visibility to oncoming vehicles at night.

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We have mirror guards on our van , they don't obscure the indicators hardly at all ( still very visible) .
The brighter the better colourwise i'd have said so people see them or reflectors as someone has mentioned.
 
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I wouldn’t be concerned about obscuring the indicators. However, mine are a pain in the bum - always trying to fall off! I wish they could be fitted more securely rather than with some tape. In really hot conditions the adhesive is next to useless! I’ve stuck some orange reflective stickers on mine (eBay).

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I wouldn’t be concerned about obscuring the indicators. However, mine are a pain in the bum - always trying to fall off! I wish they could be fitted more securely rather than with some tape. In really hot conditions the adhesive is next to useless! I’ve stuck some orange reflective stickers on mine (eBay).
Did you clean the surface that you were sticking them to because ours has had an almighty coming together with a BMW X5 which left their mirror scattered all over the road and our Mirrorguards barely marked, let alone falling off.
 
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Did you clean the surface that you were sticking them to because ours has had an almighty coming together with a BMW X5 which left theirs mirror scattered all over the road and our Mirrorguards barely marked, let alone falling off.

Yes, carefully prepared and I’m experimenting with my 3rd type of tape including 3M!
 
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Just been out into the cold for you to get a photo to show you that the cutout in the Mirror Guard casing does not hinder the viewing of the indicator to any discernable degree as you can see by the bulb being visible.

Personally, I feel that white is the more visible option, and I have stuck on white 3M reflective tape to give the wing mirror some visibility to oncoming vehicles at night.

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That's above and beyond in this Baltic weather. I can reassure him.
 
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I wouldn’t be concerned about obscuring the indicators. However, mine are a pain in the bum - always trying to fall off! I wish they could be fitted more securely rather than with some tape. In really hot conditions the adhesive is next to useless! I’ve stuck some orange reflective stickers on mine (eBay).

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Those orange stickers look smart.

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Strange isn't it, my Mirrorguards were so tight in covering the existing wing mirrors, I had to squirt Fairy Liquid all arround the rubber edging to get them on. It took a few attempts to get them on evenly with about a 6mm protrusion either side.
I got the White ones to match the van, and a good mate of mine gave me some reflective strip to stick on the front, thanks Paul.(y)
LES
 
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