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01-28-2012, 04:48 PM #1
Replaced My Mirror Caps
hey guys, figured id update you on things i've done with my truck. today i received the mirror cap replacements i ordered to replace the chrome mirror caps i had on, i felt like my truck had too much chrome and i wanted to black it out a bit more. im very happy with how it came out, installation took under 5 minutes, simple snap off and snap on. let me know what you thnk!
2009 Chevy Silverado LT
Flowmaster Cat Back Dual Rear Exhaust
K&N 63 Series Cold Air Intake
Pirelli Scorpion ATR All Terrain tires.
8000K H.I.D Headlights
Weston Side Step Bars
Blacked Out Bowties
Smoked Out Tail Lights
6" Euro Style Rubber Antenna
Pioneer P4200DVD Head Unit
Pioneer 350 Watt Door Speakers
Power Acoustic 1250 Watt 2 Way Amplifier
Two 10" Kicker Comp Subwoofers
01-28-2012, 05:01 PM #2
Tried to reply with a quote but it wouldn't work. yes the black covers look good, thinking about top half chrome covers for mine
01-28-2012, 07:16 PM #3
They look good man i was going to do that with my stock mirrors but decided to get the Tow mirrors with every option along with turn signals. The turn signals i smoked completly and sometime this year goin to get my buddy to color match and paint them for me should look sick! Anyway looks good man if you got the regular textured door handles get them color matched too that's what i did and looks much better also.
2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
AVS Smoked Window Visors
Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
Power Acoustic Tweeters
Painted Bowties / Color Matched
Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
K&N Air Filter
18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
Center Caps / Color Matched
33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
New Front Wheel Well Liners
Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
AMI Gloss Black Antenna
Debadged Chrome Lettering
Door Molding Removed
01-28-2012, 07:18 PM #4
01-28-2012, 09:10 PM #5
That looks nice! Im going to paint my plastic mirror caps soon. How did you take them off?2011 Silverado, ext cab, LT, Z71, 4X4, leather interior, color matched mirror caps & bowtie.
01-28-2012, 10:15 PM #6
Yeah man you can order some off of ebay for cheaper than that wither used in very good shape or brand new. I bought mine off of ebay i think i paid like $115 for used ones that really werent used that was on a truck from a dealership that barely had 5k miles on it so they were like new. I paid cheaper because i have a extended cab and only needed the driver and passenger door handles along with tailgate handle. I installed them myself they were'nt that hard at all. I would say just do some looking on ebay and can get them cheaper. I have a bill me later account so i dont have to pay out of pocket right away though.
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All you need is something really thin to get to pry the mirror cap and from there be careful popping it off because there just held on by plastic clips but all in all very easy to do.
01-28-2012, 10:25 PM #7
I found this on another forum. Supposedly it works for Tahoes/Yukons so I figure it should work for our trucks. I cleaned the copy up (substantially) for readability, as it was written in porrly-punctuated sentence fragments and broken into a set of segmented posts that didn't make sense unless the whole thread was read/followed. Maybe this will help you:
- Fold the mirror in against the body.
- Repeatedly give the cap a good whap with base of your palm just above the pivot area of the mirror. Start just above the pivot or hinge of the mirror ... on the vertical portion of the sharp body line of the upper cover. The direction of motion - with the mirror folded in - would be from the front to the rear of the truck.
- This should dislodge both the upper and lower halves of the mirror cover, together, so you can see the retainers to seperate the halves.
- Reinstall the lower portion on the mirror.
- Put on your new/painted upper cover.
Someone who read the original thread and used the method, above, posted this about it:
"Folks, this flat out WORKS. This is, bar far, the easiest way to get to the mirror cap tabs without breaking anything ... but a sequence of raps in that direction just coaxes the covers off. The pain from there is separating the top cap from the lower cap -- but at least you can see each tab and access everything from there (you'll need to unclip three tabs). Thanks again for the method. Excellent."
Last edited by SurrealOne; 01-28-2012 at 10:57 PM.
01-28-2012, 10:26 PM #8
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I like the way the new caps look on your truck as well. I have considered either the chrome or matched for my truck and not sure if either would look better. I kinda think that the all black blends in with my tinted windows..
But your new caps look great!
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01-28-2012, 11:57 PM #9
Ive done lots of research and havent found a method as effective to remove the mirror caps as the one Surreal found. Im going to try this on my truck!
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