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Old 02-17-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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Slip on tow mirrors

Im sure some here have prolly used those slip on tow mirrors. My question is....
On my yukon the mirrors are painted. Will the scuff the paint? Im kinda (kinda is an understatement lol) picky when it comes to my truck.
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There is a bit scuffing, so I installed some dense foam tape to avoid scratching.
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I used the slip on mirrors one time did not like the vibration so I have not used them again.

I think the tape would be a good idea with repeated use I could see the scuffing, scratching would be a problem.
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I use them all the time but put 3M paint protection tape on the mirror first before slipping the travel mirror on. I didn't do that my first time using them and they did scuff the mirror. 3M tape can be found on eBay very cheap and is easy to apply and remove.
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If you're picky about your truck, I would say not to waste your time with slip-ones. You'll never be truly happy with them. There's a reason you can buy them by the armload on places like Craigslist...nobody else really likes them, either. Save your $$ up and buy some replacement tow mirrors. They're pretty reasonable on Amazon and other online retailers. I consider myself a little particular about my rig as well and am glad I went with the replacements. My buddy went the slip-on route and changed them out after one trip after seeing mine.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:27 AM   #7
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My Yukon is already old an scruffed up anyway. But after a couple of times using the slip on mirrors I stopped using them. They just didn't help out that much...
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I bought cipa slip on's when I first got my trailer, a few trips later I was shopping for tow mirrors. Made the change and was very happy with the results. I love the look of the bigger mirrors and they make such a big difference!
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I have been satisfied with using slip on mirrors. I used Cipa mirrors on my 2 previous Chevy trucks and now have K Source on my Toyota. I have not had any vibration problems. My mirrors are not painted but the slip ons did not create any noticeble scratches to the black plastic. I don't doubt that full size towing mirrors are better, but for most of my needs I prefer the smaller factory mirrors every day. The slip ons tell what I need to know and I have towed through heavy traffic on busy freeways and around town.
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ya im leaning towards saving for replacement mirrors..... i check my mirrors alot. they need to be power though.... ive found some manual ones for decent pricing but i need power
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