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I have a set of Protege mirrors on my car and cant decide what color they should be. Either the standard black, or painted to match the body color. The car is Calypso Green.
 

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black...

the windows are black (or dark anyways), the trim is black, the mirrors are part of that outline

i seriously considered painting my mirrors to match the car until i realized they wouldn't look right
 

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Well its an older pic with the stock mirrors but, I currently have the protege mirrors off, fixing the vibration of the mirror glass.

 

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I voted black before the pics were posted, but I actually like the photoshopped version better than the real one.

They aren't the same mirror though.

As weird as it sounds to say this, if the mirrors you're using are actually curvy like the 2nd pic, paint them green. But if they're squared-off like the 1st pic, keep them black.
 

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nezwick said:
I voted black before the pics were posted, but I actually like the photoshopped version better than the real one.

They aren't the same mirror though.

As weird as it sounds to say this, if the mirrors you're using are actually curvy like the 2nd pic, paint them green. But if they're squared-off like the 1st pic, keep them black.
That pic was taken with the stock mirrors on. As soon as i get the protege mirrors finished and reassembled, I will put them on and take a picture.
 

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I am looking for the right Protege mirrors to do the same thing. I have a silver GT and I thought it would be sharp to have the base/mount black and the mirror housing itself be body color. I have yet to find mint condition, powered, and blue tinted mirrors around Rockford, but I will be going into Wisconsin soon to look.
 

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I am looking for the right Protege mirrors to do the same thing. I have a silver GT and I thought it would be sharp to have the base/mount black and the mirror housing itself be body color. I have yet to find mint condition, powered, and blue tinted mirrors around Rockford, but I will be going into Wisconsin soon to look.
And when you do the mirror glass will be lose and vibrate while your driving down the road. It seems like every one I come across has the same problem. Thats why I removed mine, to try and fix that problem.

I would have to see the 2-tone color scheme before I did it.
 

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ok finally a pic with the freshly painted refurbished protege mirrors. Oh and in case anybody has problems with there set of pro mirrors vibrating while driving, I have completely cured mine from doing it.
 

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How did you fix the vibration?
When you completely disassemble the mirror, remove the motor from the glass. you will have to things sticking up that look like a castle nut on one side and a ball/socket setup where it attaches to the mirror. On mine the ball /socket had way to much play and i was going to put grease in then thought no, that may only last a short time perhaps. I decided to try stuffing something under the ball to push it up into the socket, so I cut a few small pieces of electrical tape, and forced them under the ball with a small sharp object like and awl or something similar. I just had to put 2 small strips under it to make it nice n snug again. That should take care of the vibration, but if it does not, then you need to take the motor apart and check the plastic gears and see if they have play there. 1 of mine had to much play in the gears where a piece that looks like a cup fits into 1 side of the 2 half's of the motor cover you just took apart. Again I used one strip of electrical tape around the cup being careful not to overlap it, so just using enough to take up the slop. I then used some of the excess white grease and /or some lithium grease to coat the outside of the electrical tape so the piece can still spin freely, but no longer be sloppy. That should be it, at least it was for me. reassemble and enjoy vibration free mirrors.:)
 

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Voted black. IMO you need something to "offset" the color. Something to give it a little form. All one color stuff look to bland to me.
 

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black. that color green is mellow, big green mirrors sticking out would look funky. I love how the black blend in with the windows/trim. very good looking car man! I love the sideskirts and wheels. Props on a clean escort!
-Justin
 

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black. that color green is mellow, big green mirrors sticking out would look funky. I love how the black blend in with the windows/trim. very good looking car man! I love the sideskirts and wheels. Props on a clean escort!
-Justin
thanks. unfortunately that is the "good" side and the paint does not look that good up close. When I finish my custom GT bumpers, I then plan to get a fresh coat of the same color. I used to hate that green and wanted to get it repainted a different color, but I have had it so long that its grown on me and it looks good when its clean anyway.
 

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we all have our good sides.....the point is it looks good from over here. I really do like that color though, a lot better than the seafoam green that came on some 3rd gens.
 

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Color matched would look really clean, different from the stock look. Plus black mirrors are just a pet peeve of mine, the ones on my car are body color and I like it.
 
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