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Post by dbroada on Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:38 pm

Well I'm glad I fitted them before our first camping trip. Don't clashing mirrors make a lot of noise? The mirrors popped off their mounts but we're simple to get back in place. And a scouring pad has removed all signs of Transit.

The only downside being that I can't blame the Transit. It was parked at the time. (At least I didn't damage it).

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Post by Charliefarlie on Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm still wondering where those reflective stickers came from pictured above ? Please ?

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Post by Quilter on Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:10 pm

We endorse everything said about wing mirror protectors. We've had Mirrorguard ones on all vans so far and have saved our mirrors several times over. We couldn't move the ones off the last van as they were the only thing holding the wing mirror together...passed the MOT though.

You also asked about headlamp protectors. We have those but don't know if they have been called on to protect the headlamp though but they do give peace of mind. Importantly as well they make fitting black masking tape a doddle. We have several bits cut to size ( size marked on the protector) and can put them on and peel them off without damage to the glass of the headlamp.
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Post by daisy mae on Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:27 pm

I looked on line at the reflective tape rolls of, there are several sizes and many different colours, so still undecided what size to go for.

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Post by logburner on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:39 pm

daisy mae wrote:I looked on line at the reflective tape rolls of, there are several sizes and many different colours, so still undecided what size to go for.
Me too !!  Me too !!
What size ?  What colour ? And where from ? .............A defo must though, with all the close calls lately....... Whistle1
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Post by Gromit on Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:04 am

Getting hold of reflective tape is no problem. Mr Google knows of plenty, but it usually comes in 5 metre rolls. Apart from being rather expensive (7 or 8 pounds typically) what do you do with the other 4.75 metres??

Well - I begin to wonder about contour marking. If it's considered sensible for lorries, it has to be worth thinking about.

As others have said, so many drivers can't wait a second these days and are so pushy that accidents are bound to happen. Particularly at night, being seen is arguably more important than seeing (Interesting debate here! hugegrins ) and apart from looking a bit naff perhaps, it could prevent a very costly repair.

Don't know - but with a bit less enthusiasm than shown on the images below, the outline of your van could be highlighted with white reflective tape without looking too unsightly???

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Post by daisy mae on Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:59 am

Gromit I have seen one metre rolls more than enough I would have thought for wing mirrors, still the width to consider .perhaps the op who has the tape on his wing mirrors could say the width he used as that looks about right to me.

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Post by Gromit on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:29 am

Thanks Daisy.

Mrs Gromit is checking out Halfords as I type, in case they have any stick-on strips for cyclists. (Unless she has been distracted by a shoe shop, of course!! snigger )

I have seen such strips, though not recently, and they would do the job well for a few pennies.

Will report back if she was successful.

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Post by rogerblack on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Blimey, Dave, how many pairs of shoes is she buying?!

Waiting with bated breath to hear about Halfords reflective cyclists ...

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Post by Gromit on Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:01 pm

No luck I fear Roger.

A truly mind blowing response from a spotty teenager, "Sorry madam. Loads of people keep asking for those but we don't sell them any more, 'cos nobody wanted them."
Even Mrs Gromit was speechless - and that I would love to have seen!! lol4

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Post by Askit on Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:16 pm

I was given Milenco mirror covers, not sure if it was a Christmas present for me or the van  rolleyes They have come into their own a couple of times on our recent trip, firstly when I was forced into a bit of hedge trimming on a narrow country road (or lose my driver side mirror to a Merc white van man). A bit of manipulation got the trapped leaves out when we stopped with no damage to the cover. 

On the second occasion I was forced onto the wrong side of the road, in a small town, because of a large delivery lorry being parked while the driver was unloading goods. I was going very slow, but failed to give sufficient clearance for it's mirror and our mirror got flipped shut. Fortunately no damage to either vehicle, can't say the same about my underwear  snigger

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Post by BarryP on Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:37 pm

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but are Mirrorguard the only ones available for pre-2007 coachbuilts? Milenco tell me they don't do anything for pre-2007. Looks like biting the bullet at £130 for those of us with older vans then?
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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:48 pm

One way of looking at it is, at least you can get some for your van, I can`t unfortunately. fedup

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:35 pm

Just bought some 25mm wide retro-reflective tape off Ebay, sold in 1m lengths.

Remember law only allows white to show at front and red to rear.

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Post by daisy mae on Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:28 pm

Thanks PLOUGHLIN have ordered. thanx

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Post by logburner on Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Yup !!    Ditto
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Post by steve00136 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:00 am

Sorry for not trying back to you above re the mirror reflectors I have been away and also didn't seem to get the email prompts. I must confess that I make them from 25mm reflective tape and sell them on eBay via [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] together with a few other bits and pieces. It provides me with a bit of beer money - but I am quite happy to provide the dimensions etc to any forum member who would like them to make their own.

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