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Old 06-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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Has anyone heard of someone making carbon Fiber Mirrors for our cars??? just wondering I think they would look sweet!
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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You know it's coming, so let's just get this out of the way... RICE

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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I think that would be a pretty good idea. If some high-quality ones existed, I think I would buy a set.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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Would you be able to see anything behind you with a carbon fiber mirror!?

If you have the money, anything can be made.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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On a black car.... maybe

but otherwise...
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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if you find them send me a pm
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:14 PM   #7
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On a black car.... maybe

but otherwise...
Whats wrong with them on other colors? You know you can paint it.
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Seems like a terrible idea....at least all the rock chips in my mirrors say so.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #9
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Whats wrong with them on other colors? You know you can paint it.
When you paint it you end up loosing most, if not all, of the "carbon fiber" look. Which is why on black, you would end up keeping it and it would not detract from the color of the car so much... if the car was black that is.

I don't think anyone is out there looking for weight savings to switch to carbon fiber side mirrors... if they were, they would just take them off at the track.

Some things don't need to be "upgraded", IMO
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:05 PM   #10
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nothing "needs" upgrading, the guy just wants to know if they exist because he thinks he will like them.

good luck and ttt, maybe some knows where to find them.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:37 PM   #11
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I dont think they would be to ricey.......I think they'd look sweet, but the epoxy would get pitted quick
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:44 PM   #12
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you are not refering to the Carbon Fiber Mirror Bra?
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what about www.corvetteracebodies.com they make full carbon fiber bodies, so I'd bet they have sideview mirror, just have to find out if they fit with the stock body panels
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When you paint it you end up loosing most, if not all, of the "carbon fiber" look. Which is why on black, you would end up keeping it and it would not detract from the color of the car so much... if the car was black that is.

I don't think anyone is out there looking for weight savings to switch to carbon fiber side mirrors... if they were, they would just take them off at the track.

Some things don't need to be "upgraded", IMO
I do agree it wouldnt look good on other colors if it wasnt painted but some people might want that little bit of weight savings. Not me cause its not worth it on that part. They arent something you can just take off and put back on either. They are a PITA.
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Who needs stinking mirrors anyways, everything in the mirrors is losing
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APSIS can wrap your oem mirror in CF then clear coat it. They do amazing work, much of it custom. APSIS is Corvette Forum Supporting Vendor. If you call them ask for Jersey. Keep us posted if you spring for em

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Old 06-13-2007, 11:20 PM   #18
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APSIS can wrap your oem mirror in CF then clear coat it. They do amazing work, much of it custom. APSIS is Corvette Forum Supporting Vendor. If you call them ask for Jersey. Keep us posted if you spring for em

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there ya go.

now only if they made stronger ones that you could fold over and over again without breaking off...
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