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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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So i am looking to get the vic red color matched mirror covers for my 2.2 coupe that has manual mirrors and right now with just black ugly plastic.

I was reading on here a while ago that we can buy color-matched covers to put in place. I would like to do that. I called my local chevy dealer and they said theres no such thing, and i would have to buy 2 mirrors with the color matched inserts already in them. Im like no, i found on gmpartdirect they are around $40 for just the inserts. he said the black plastic is molded in and theres no way to remove it to insert color matched ones....

This btw is same dealership that are selling base model cobalts for 15 grand and the ss ones for only 1 or 2 grand more...

So im guessing there is a way to remove the black plastic and put in the color matched ones. am i correct or is this dumbass right?
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Why don't you just paint the existing ones. Wash, vinyl prime, paint and clear.

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Are you sure those color matched covers arent just that.. covers that go over your existing mirrors? Maybe they snap on over the black mirrors.



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base models for 15 grand? wtf mine was less than that when I bought it NEW. sounds like dealer is on CRACK :P

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I've had interest in this as well but never asked because the black plastic just blends in with the black car. Hope someone knows
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YEA 15 FRICKIN GRAND. lol. i told the guys there i could go to another dealer 10 miles away and get a ss/sc for 16 grand
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Is this what you want to do? Mine were black, I popped them off and sanded and painted them. Sorry the pics are so bad, my car has not been washed recently.


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My dealer used to stock them and you could get them in any color code for $40 a pair. In fact, that's where I got mine. They have since stopped selling them separately, according to the guy at the counter. He tried to give me the same line, "You need to buy the whole mirror assembly now." Sure... that'll happen.

You can still buy them at GM Parts Giant for $32 per pair in most colors. I have also seen them on ebay for about the same price.

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I think he means complete color match all the way to the neck of the mirror, not just the color matched insert.
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Huh... Well, it that's the case the only option is to DIY by taking off the whole assembly and painting.

However, if he does mean the inserts, they are not molded in as Jimbug's pictures illustrate. There are angled tabs and you just need to give 'em a good yank (in the proper direction, of course).

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