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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Just installed Bus Depot Side Mirrors - Review & Pics Reply with quote

This is really just an excuse to share my joy at having new side mirrors - and everybody loves bus photos - but I suppose it counts as a product review if I give my opinion, which is:

I got the "cheaper" ones ($29) since the German ones are out of stock. But they are fine. Maybe they will rust in a year. I don't know! But it doesn't seem like it. We've all seem that super crappy chrome stuff around (oil filler necks, pulleys, etc), and this doesn't seem like that. They seem very much like the originals. Mostly I am happy to have mirrors at all. Hooray for me!!

Cheaper ones (left side):
http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=211857513FBR

German Ones (left Side:
http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=211857513F


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goes here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=282887
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good thanks for shearing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about replacing my mirrors, because the right side refuses to stay in place and I can't ever use it.

If these hold up, I'll consider grabbing a pair for next summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aah; the joys of finding out about replacement Bus mirrors. I'll give ya a dollar if they last more than two years.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C16-211-513F-L
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C16-211-514F-R

I got these for my bus. I got lucky and got the white gasket on both ones I wanted. I actually order 2 pairs because on accident I ordered 2 rights, then figured I might as well order 2 rights.

I tried getting the more expensive German ones but they broke and I ended up sending them back to buy these. They installed great and look better. Really compliment on a two tone bus with white on the top.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can have a glass shop put new mirrors in the frames for like twenty bucks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was looking at past threads and saw that Germansupply sells inserts for the original mirror housings.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

83GTI wrote:
looks good thanks for shearing


what does this thread have to do with wool? Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there you go... that's why I post every random thing, I guess. While I had thought of attempting to make my own glass replacement (turned out to be way too much trouble), I had never thought of just having a glass shop do it. Good idea.

Germansupply inserts for $20? Another good idea.

Cip1? Wow, those are cheap! The ad is 10% product information and 90% disclaimer that says "be forewarned... this product truly sucks!" - funny.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIOMX wrote:
Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about replacing my mirrors, because the right side refuses to stay in place and I can't ever use it.

If these hold up, I'll consider grabbing a pair for next summer.


Riomx take a look at my mirrors the next time you see me. You can see what the BD mirrors look like after 4 or 5 years. Not bad. Not great.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aah; the joys of finding out about replacement Bus mirrors. I'll give ya a dollar if they last more than two years.


ccpalmer, I'll take the buck. My left and right side replacements are at four years and looking just fine. Do I get a dollar per year? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pb24ss wrote:
RIOMX wrote:
Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about replacing my mirrors, because the right side refuses to stay in place and I can't ever use it.

If these hold up, I'll consider grabbing a pair for next summer.


Riomx take a look at my mirrors the next time you see me. You can see what the BD mirrors look like after 4 or 5 years. Not bad. Not great.


Actually, after some careful thinking, I'm planning to *GASP* order Brasilian mirrors instead! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have to order a set of these when I have the funds. It would be nice to have two mirrors instead of the one I have with broken glass. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know how to make the replacement mirrored glass you can get from a glass shop last? It has been my experience the backing will fail in a few years. Maybe a coat of paint over the back or smear on a layer of silicone. I have paid between $5 and $15 for replacement glass, but after 5 years it all looks bad.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine earlier this year from Wolfsburg West. $29 each, and stainless steel. Won't be rusting anytime soon. Website says out of stock right now, but maybe a call would prove otherwise. Quality is exceptional. Worth waiting for if necessary.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211857514FWW
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daverham wrote:
Well there you go... that's why I post every random thing, I guess. While I had thought of attempting to make my own glass replacement (turned out to be way too much trouble), I had never thought of just having a glass shop do it. Good idea.

Germansupply inserts for $20? Another good idea.

Cip1? Wow, those are cheap! The ad is 10% product information and 90% disclaimer that says "be forewarned... this product truly sucks!" - funny.

Sheep? Indeed.


I think I should upload a picture of how good they look like.
They say they are cheap, but they are the best looking and best quality ones I bought. Went through like 3 mirrors.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BusterBrown wrote:
I got mine earlier this year from Wolfsburg West. $29 each, and stainless steel. Won't be rusting anytime soon. Website says out of stock right now, but maybe a call would prove otherwise. Quality is exceptional. Worth waiting for if necessary.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211857514FWW


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I'm VERY happy with the quality. I went looking for stainless steel and couldn't believe their price. Just don't order with a check Wink (another story Smile ). Peace!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine in stainless from oeveedub for the same money and they look pretty good (although they are still in the box).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend the plastic discs that go between the mirror & the body

https://shop.westcoastmetric.com/viewProduct.php?productID=211-000
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