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Old 09-01-2019, 04:02 PM   #1
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Velvac Mirrors

My mirrors are looking a little (lot) shabby and I'm thinking about replacing them or at the very least having the bases prepped and powder coated. The bodies are a little discolored but the chrome is bubbled and peeling off of the bases.

Has anybody replaced all or part of their mirrors or spruced them up in any way? If I powder coat them I'll try to match the body color.

Thanks, Terry
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I had the same problem and I called Velvac and they sent me a complete new set.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:12 AM   #4
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Yep. All of the chrome is falling off mine. The arms the base and the mirrors
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:45 AM   #5
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Passenger side 715582. $923.45

Ours are still in good shape. I have contemplated either painting the arms a dark matte color or having a dark canvas snap on sleeve to cover the arms to prevent glare from the sun.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:10 AM   #6
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I replaced my chrome Velvac bases for about $200 each. They look like new 2 years later. I considered powder coating but my coach would have been down for too long waiting on a powder coater to complete the work. Here's a link to the base for a Velvac 2030. https://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/v...-p-u80-c709491
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I had mine stripped and plated by Space Coast plating in Florida. They have done hundreds of these mirrors. IIRC the owner has or had a Monaco and the first set he did was his own. It was not cheap. By the the time you pay for prep, plating, chemical fees, tax and shipping both ways it was $790 for two bases and two arms.

I did consider powder coating but my arms and bases were in very poor condition and the powder coaters in my area wanted $500-$550 to do the work. I also considered buying new parts from Velvac but then I was concerned that I would get the same crappy plating that came on my original mirrors. I also talked to the local plater that the company I work for uses. He said he couldn't guarantee any thing since he did not know the exact base material.

The cheapest route would have been for me to clean them up the best I could and paint them myself. At the end of the day I wanted those mirrors to be chrome and ponied up the money. I really like the looks of the chrome mirrors to accent the front of the coach. It's been two years and the chrome still looks new. Time will tell.
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I called Velvac last fall and they told me they would not replaced them. I live 20 min from them and said I would even pick them up. Is it much of a job to get them off?
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Not bad with an extra set of arms.
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You might try contacting Pacific RV Mirrors
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I had the same problem and I called Velvac and they sent me a complete new set.
Was this under warranty with Velvac when the coach was new? Mine are looking shabby as well.
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I replace my right mirror in about 20 minutes. I wish Velvac or somebody would make chrome covers that would cover my black mirrors. Chrome plastic would do. Eddie Elk.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:24 PM   #13
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All I can say is that the new ones they gave me are still in the box.
I have not installed them yet.
My coach is 2005 Alpine Coach 36' FDDS
I most probably received the replacement mirrors and arms in 2010.
Looks like they stopped their replacement policy.
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