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Mirror Cover by Putco

A Guide to Using a Putco Mirror Cover

When you choose a vehicle to buy, you spend more time peeking at what's under the hood than on checking out the little contraptions attached to the automobile. One piece of automotive equipment that's often neglected is the mirror cover. Mirror covers may all look the same, but they do more than just prettifying your vehicle. One name that's often associated with high-quality mirror covers is Putco. Here's a quick look at the Putco mirror cover and the reasons why it's an excellent option for any automobile:

What makes it reliable: A Putco mirror cover is made from hardwearing plastic material that can withstand harsh environmental elements. Though plastic mirror covers are known for being flimsy, the automotive-grade plastic used by Putco allows the mirror covers to hold out well to common wear and tear such as breakage and scratches. Moreover, the chrome coating adds not only protection to the cover's surface; it also gives a polished and cohesive look to any vehicle where this mirror cover may be installed.

Where it fits: The Putco mirror cover fits a wide range of vehicles-from small sedans to stocky pickup trucks. This direct-fit mirror cover matches OEM mirror housing replacements perfectly.

How to make a Putco mirror cover last longer: External driving conditions can easily damage your vehicle's mirror cover. In addition, automotive cleaning habits determine how long your mirror cover should last. To keep wear and tear from eating up your vehicle's mirror cover, make sure not to leave your vehicle parked under direct sunlight for a long time. The heat from the sun can alter the composition of the plastic material used for your mirror covers. Use a chrome polish to conceal, if not remove completely, all the nasty scratches on the mirror cover. If you plan to clean the mirror glass, make sure not to get any amount of cleaning product to the mirror cover-that could strip away the chrome coating, leaving the mirror almost bare and susceptible to even more scratches. With these pointers in mind, you should be able to keep your Putco mirror cover free from damage.

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  • The Pros and Cons to Using a Putco Mirror Cover 26 February 2013

    Changing the way your vehicle looks doesn't need to be an elaborate or expensive job. Sometimes, a simple change in your automotive mirror cover can make a huge difference-case in point: changing your vehicle's mirror cover. Putco claims that their mirror covers, particularly the ones in chrome finish, can dramatically enhance the style of any factory mirror. Should potential buyers take their word with a grain of salt, or should they jump over to the dealership to see what the hype is all about? Check out the ratings below and find out:


    How great does it look on a vehicle? (3/5 stars)

    No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, a chrome mirror cover (like the one from Putco) can give your automobile a polished look. While the Putco mirror cover looks great on all kinds of automobiles, the chrome coating can sometimes bubble up, leaving the mirror cover with nasty-looking spots that are difficult to remove. Despite that, this mirror cover does boost the appearance of any of any automotive mirror. For that, this mirror cover is given three out of five stars.


    Is it easy to install? (5/5 stars)

    Installing the Putco mirror cover is a breeze, that's why it was given five out of five stars. There are no special equipments required-all you need to do is peel off the pre-applied 3M tape that comes with the cover, and you're all set. You need to make sure, though, that you clean the mirror thoroughly and position it properly inside the cover. Dirt on the mirror could prevent the tape from sticking to the mirror securely. Moreover, if a huge part of the mirror sticks out of the housing, there's a bigger chance of it shaking while your vehicle is in motion.


    Is it worth the price? (4/5 stars)

    The Putco mirror cover gets four out of five starts for its price tag. Though the price for this mirror cover is on the steeper side, you can't go wrong with this part if it's high quality and long-lasting mirror covers that you're after.


    Overall rating: 4/5