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Post by Snowy on Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:44 pm

I have been trying to obtain mirror protectors for some time having been let down by my dealer. To my delight I found a company that manufacture them in stainless steel and they are very substantial. Only to be let down because they are for pre 2019 models which differs from the new 2019 models. Good news I have arranged to visit the manufacture later this month with our Bourton to see if they are in a position to supply protectors for the same. Will post any updates when available.
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Post by pstallwood on Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Do you have a link for the company? We have a 2017 Merc.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:40 pm

pstallwood wrote:Do you have a link for the company? We have a 2017 Merc.

Thanks.

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Post by Paramedic on Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:14 pm

Perhaps need to be mindful these chromed mirror covers are just as advertised 'mirror covers' and not to be mistaken for mirror protectors. Furthermore, the price is actually CHEAPER than the Milenco white plastic covers which IMO are not robust enough to prevent say a smashed offside mirror from a collision with oncoming traffic. I can personally recommend 'Mirror Guards®' because a breakdown van crossed the double white line to smash his mirror against ours. Result, his complete mirror assembly was knocked off whereas ours was saved by our Mirrorguards and just a case of putting it back into position. Collision speed recorded at 44mph via dash cam. He failed to stop but video evidence confirmed he was in the wrong and his insurance company paid resulting damage costs without quibble.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:23 am

There are no Mirror Guards for the Sprinter mirror, SS or ABS are the only option.

The good thing about the MB mirror is that all parts are available separately if breakages occur.

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Post by CJ1949 on Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:19 am

I purchased the chrome/silver guards for my new Bourton 
They look nice but I don't think they will offer much in the way of protection -only thin no padding etc
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Post by Snowy on Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:31 pm

CJ1949 wrote:I purchased the chrome/silver guards for my new Bourton 
They look nice but I don't think they will offer much in the way of protection -only thin no padding etc
The Stainless Steel ones offer real protection, but at a price.
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Post by pstallwood on Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:41 pm

Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Snowy wrote:
CJ1949 wrote:I purchased the chrome/silver guards for my new Bourton 
They look nice but I don't think they will offer much in the way of protection -only thin no padding etc
The Stainless Steel ones offer real protection, but at a price.
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Yes, 1/3rd the price of Mirror Guards

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:11 pm

pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.

Not really "blingy" in practice.

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Post by Snowy on Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:47 pm

CJ1949 wrote:I purchased the chrome/silver guards for my new Bourton 
They look nice but I don't think they will offer much in the way of protection -only thin no padding etc
I have seen and handled the Stainless ones and they offer real protection. They are not just decretive covers. But not yet available for 2019 Mercedes Sprinter.
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Post by CJ1949 on Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:03 am

Snowy wrote:
CJ1949 wrote:I purchased the chrome/silver guards for my new Bourton 
They look nice but I don't think they will offer much in the way of protection -only thin no padding etc
I have seen and handled the Stainless ones and they offer real protection. They are not just decretive covers. But not yet available for 2019 Mercedes Sprinter.
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I have the same silver guards but I not convinced they will provide much, if any protection.
But live in hope!
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Post by Gromit on Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:43 am

Snowy wrote:I have seen and handled the Stainless ones and they offer real protection. They are not just decretive covers. But not yet available for 2019 Mercedes Sprinter.
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Hmmmm????

I'm not sure about that Snowy.

We have some good plastic protectors (not the thin, unpadded sort) which were put to the test by white bloody van man  censored! in Scotland!!!

All the internals were hanging out on the wires, in various stages of destruction, but there was hardly a mark on the protectors. It was obvious that the force of the impact knocked the innards loose and broke a few bits in the process, in spite of the protector preventing any damage to the mirror body.

My feeling is that they are well worth getting to protect against low speed scrapes and fairly gentle bumps (as ours have done several times) but nothing will protect against a high speed impact!
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Post by Paramedic on Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:13 am

Further to my previous post, BANG!! Sounded like a brick hitting the cab as our mirror slammed against the door. Mirror glass dangling from it's wiring. Stopped in lay by to examine damage. The actual glass was intact but the mirrored surface was crazed, initially giving the impression that the glass was shattered. The indicator part was slightly askew but not broken. With realignment, we continued journey home with a fully functioning mirror. With only the glass needing replacement, surprised that local Peugeot dealer could only effect repair by complete replacement of mirror assembly at a cost £586. No worry for us as other driver's company's insurance picked up the bill. Total cost to them was £967 including damage to offside decals.

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Post by RogerThat on Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Paramedic wrote:surprised that local Peugeot dealer could only effect repair by complete replacement of mirror assembly at a cost £586.

What a crazy world we live in.

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:01 pm

pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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Post by Snowy on Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:53 pm

Gromit wrote:
Snowy wrote:I have seen and handled the Stainless ones and they offer real protection. They are not just decretive covers. But not yet available for 2019 Mercedes Sprinter.
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Hmmmm????

I'm not sure about that Snowy.

We have some good plastic protectors (not the thin, unpadded sort) which were put to the test by white bloody van man  censored! in Scotland!!!

All the internals were hanging out on the wires, in various stages of destruction, but there was hardly a mark on the protectors. It was obvious that the force of the impact knocked the innards loose and broke a few bits in the process, in spite of the protector preventing any damage to the mirror body.

My feeling is that they are well worth getting to protect against low speed scrapes and fairly gentle bumps (as ours have done several times) but nothing will protect against a high speed impact!
The problem we have with a Mercedes based vehicles is there is not the choice. With nothing available in either plastic or stainless steel for 2019 models.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Paulmold wrote:
pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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At £202.80 a pair they ought to be blingy.

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Post by Snowy on Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:56 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:
Paulmold wrote:
pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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At £202.80 a pair they ought to be blingy.

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Great ordered a pair in white. Up to 6 weeks delivery so a report will follow then. I did have a word with a representative from Mercedes (at the show) who confirmed they should fit (2018 on). It would appear there are new and old revisions (Sprinter) through 2018/19.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:40 pm

Provided your mirror front has a recess and with indicators, they should fit. On-line photos of current Sprinter show old and new style mirrors, new being smooth on the front face without indicators.

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Post by Molly3 on Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:20 pm

The one thing I carry (just in case)  a pair of  mirrors. .just a few quid on eBay .
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Post by redcar56 on Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 am

Paulmold wrote:
pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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Will these fit the 2019 model Mercedes do you know
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Post by Paulmold on Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:14 am

redcar56 wrote:
Paulmold wrote:
pstallwood wrote:Thanks for the link and the comments. A bit too blingy for me. I would have thought there would be a big demand for protectors like the Ducato ones for Sprinters as ther are so many around.
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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Will these fit the 2019 model Mercedes do you know
Snowy has ordered them for his 2019 so he will be able to tell you when they arrive.

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Post by Snowy on Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:44 pm

Paulmold wrote:
redcar56 wrote:
Paulmold wrote:
These aren't blingy at all (listed as Sprinter 2018 on) also available in black or white...

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Will these fit the 2019 model Mercedes do you know
Snowy has ordered them for his 2019 so he will be able to tell you when they arrive.
Will do but they are on a 6 week lean time. Maybe it is because I ordered them in White. allthumbz
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