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Does anyone know if the outside, body-colored caps over the side-view mirrors are removable on the 2005 NBs?

I'm thinking of removing them & having them painted gloss black to match my wheels & other interior trim bits.

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As far as I know, if they are the same as my 2003 "and I think they are" you need to remove the whole assembly to get the cover off. It was a pia on mine, it would be easier to shoot them on the car.


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It looked that way in my Bently manual too...
Doesn't hurt to see if anyone has found a "way". I think I'll have to get some quotes to see if it is worth the effort. I think it would look good playing off the gloss black wheels. Wish I had some photoshop skills :eek:
 

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Very very quickly done photoshop to give you a hint of how it would look:

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Thanks! Just what I wanted to see. Now to decide... ;)
A few layers of black Plastidip and several layers of Glossifier Dip would be a great way to test the look without doing anything permanent.
 

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A few layers of black Plastidip and several layers of Glossifier Dip would be a great way to test the look without doing anything permanent.
That's a good idea. It would be a lot cheaper than spending the money to paint them and possibly the time taking them apart. I Think it would look good though having the black mirrors.
 

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I haven't seen that Glossifier out here yet - or maybe I just haven't looked, LOL

I did use Plastidip on my lower front grill & recessed area where the back up lights are on the rear bumper to help decide.

Both have been permanently painted now :)
 
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