Mirrorguards Buyer Beware (1 Viewer)

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Kartracer

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I received a call from a pretty unhappy customer (or so I thought)
His wife had purchased a pair of Mirrorguards at the NEC show in February.
The customer expressed his dissatisfaction with this product because they had shattered in pieces along with his mirror which he had to replace.
Apparently he had pulled over and stopped to let a transit van coming the opposite way to pass in doing so the van driver clipped his mirror resulting in the above damage.
I asked the customer to return the mirrorguard so I could have a look to see if there was any defect in the material.
On open the parcel and to my horror I found a milenco product. (see picture)

So folks beware someone is selling the milenco product as the mirrorguard.

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Oct 19, 2013
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My new to me van came with Mirrorguards or something similar.
How can I tell if there the real thing or a copy?
 
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the Millenco ones usually have 2 extra screws on the inside of the mirror !!
 

markh

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I'm still waiting for a VAT invoice from the real mirror guard , from last year, told me he was too busy to provide an invoice!
 

Bobby22

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You can buy Milenco mirror protectors on Amazon.......not advertised as Mirrorguards

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Nov 30, 2009
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Surely what ever it is when it gets a big smack it will break, whatever the name on it.
We thought that. Were undecided wether to get some or not. We don't have long arm mirrors being a PVC. Would we still benefit from them ?
 

Lenny HB

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Had the genuine ones on my last van they survived a few heavy knocks. They also have the advantage if in white or silver they make the mirrors stand out to oncoming traffic, certainly noticed the French veering back to their own side of the road when approaching towards you.

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Jim

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The Mirrorguards will certainly protect your mirrors MUCH more than the poor copies I've seen, in fact the latest Mirrorguard I saw at Peterborough is even better than the original with a lot of additional shock absorbing material added to the whole of the inside.

If you just want your mirrors to stand out, or cover an already cracked casing , then the others will do. But from what I've seen only the pucker Mirrorguard actually offers any sort of protection from impacts.

Meanwhile, I feel the original post is a poorly disguised advert from a trader, so this thread will be locked. If Paul wants more advertising he can pay for it :)
 
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