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Aesthetic mod of the day: Painting your rear view mirror
« on: January 11, 2005, 05:41:48 PM »
So for my 2000 B5, the interior below the window-line is all black.  Above that it's grey.  When you look in through the front window, everything is black, except the damned rear view mirror.

I never could stand that, so in a fit of cheap mod fever last weekend, I took the sucker out and painted it flat black.  That made a huge difference.  I will post some pics tomorrow, but I can't believe I didn't do this earlier.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2005, 06:12:01 PM »
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in a fit of cheap mod fever


Is that cureable or is it a life long disease? :lol:

I never noticed this, but I am sure it will stick out like crazy now!!  Thanks Winston :twisted:
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Re: Aesthetic mod of the day: Painting your rear view mirror
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 06:15:49 PM »
Ha!  Sure Randy.  I have found that this is an incurable disease, but you can learn to live with it.

First off, you will need to talk about it frankly with any loved ones: "Now hon, I need to tell you about my mod disease.  No this isn't something I picked up on that trip to Borneo.  I need to mod my car and I need your support.  But first, I need the credit card, baby!"
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 06:19:45 PM »
I'd thought about doing that, since you can buy the black ones for stupid sums of money and painting seemed like a much better solution.

Looking forward to seeing how that turned out!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 06:26:01 PM »
They turned out really well, but I haven't taken a pic yet.

Here's a good picture of the old style though:
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 06:29:48 PM »
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Ha!  Sure Randy.  I have found that this is an incurable disease, but you can learn to live with it.

First off, you will need to talk about it frankly with any loved ones: "Now hon, I need to tell you about my mod disease.  No this isn't something I picked up on that trip to Borneo.  I need to mod my car and I need your support.  But first, I need the credit card, baby!"


LMAO - well lucky for me I do not have that hurdle in my way.  Bachelorhood is the life for me!!! :P
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 09:58:21 PM »
That drove me nuts too with our GTI  :wink:  I looked and looked and could not find a cheap way to fix it.

So..... here is what I did...

The best solution I couldcome up with was to buy an S4. Seems to be the only B5 that came with a black upper interior AND a black rear view mirror. Then I became so focused on the fact that it had a rear view mirror I had to tint the front window.  :D  :D


I think your mod may have been a cheaper route, thanks for the tip. I will keep it in mind for the future :D  :D

(good idea, I like to see cool cheap mods that anyone can do.)





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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2005, 01:23:53 AM »
That's a good one Cole.  Actually, you can put the barest tint on the front window and you will dramatically change the look from the outside.

If it weren't illegal, I would do it...okay so I may do it anyway, but in the meantime, here is the new one along with my no blind spot clip on:



I know a guy that used a special paint to paint the interior fabric black, so that may be my next one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 12:07:34 PM »
BTW: I know it's old, but my mirror was already black.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2005, 06:41:30 PM »
I did that like 4 years ago. I was originally concerned with peeling and scratches, biut none materialized. I put on 3 coats of semigloss paint.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2005, 07:21:47 PM »
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I know a guy that used a special paint to paint the interior fabric black, so that may be my next one.


I would love to do that in my car. Let me know what you find out.
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