Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers for Tesla Model S
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Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers for Tesla Model S

Our Carbon Fiber Side Mirror Covers give your Tesla Model S a distinctive, performance look. Molded from real carbon fiber to fit the contoured top surface of your side mirrors, these carbon fiber mirror covers can be applied in just minutes. Available in a gloss finish, our mirror covers will not impede the proper function of your mirrors, allowing them to open and close at your command. Our carbon fiber side mirror covers are sold in a set of two — including both the driver and passenger side mirror covers. Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers come in either Gloss or Matte options; please select your desired type from the pull-down menu below.

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Installation

Installation of the Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers is straightforward and can be performed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. However, for those Model S owners who are not DIY-oriented, or are uncomfortable with the installation process in any way, we recommend that the mirror covers be installed by a competent automotive installer. A detailed set of installation instructions is also provided with each order. A video install and written installation instructions (this also includes other appliqués as well) can be found below...

Overview and Installation

 

Installation Guide

 

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Gallery

Please note: the photos below are of Carbon Fiber Gloss.

 

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Specifications

Each mirror cover is fabricated from real carbon fiber molded to fit the contours of the Model S side mirror housing. The mirror covers are approximately 1.25 mm thick, fitting over the outside top painted surface of the side view mirror housing. They are available in both gloss and matte finishes (see below).

The polyurethane resin surface has been exhaustively tested to ensure that it can stand-up to environmental conditions. B-Pillar appliqués are offered in gloss and matte finishes. The photo below provides a rough indication of the difference in the finishes. Overall, gloss "pops" and enhances the look of the carbon fiber; matte is more muted and provides an understated carbon fiber feel.

Tesla Model S gloss/matte carbon fiber finishes

The mirror covers have an irregular shape that conforms to the top surface of the Model S mirror housing. Each mirror cover would fit inside a box that is approximately 8 in. W x 10 in. L x 4.5 in D (204mm W x 254mm L x 114mm D).

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FAQ

The side Mirror Covers come as a set of 2, right?

Yes. You get both the driver and passenger side mirror covers with each order.

Can I fold my side mirrors when the covers are installed?

Yes. 

Do the Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers wrap around the entire mirror housing?

No. The Mirror Covers enclose the top surface of the mirror housing. They terminate at the chrome strip. This allows the mirrors to fold and unfold without difficulty.

Do the Mirror Covers wrap around the trailing edge of the mirror housing?

No. The trailing edge (the part of the housing that frames the mirror itself) is not covered. You will see the panted edge of the mirror housing (see below), even after the mirror cover is installed.

How are the Molded Side Mirror Covers fabricated?

The Mirror Covers are fabricated from real carbon fiber, molded to the contours of the side mirror housing. The molded cover is approximately 1.25 mm thick.

How are the Mirror Covers installed?

The Mirror Covers are installed using automotive grade double sided adhesive tape. The adhesive tape is pre-installed on the inside surface of the mirror cover. The installation should be considered permanent, but the covers can be removed as described in the installation instructions. Installation Instructions can be found at the Installation Tab. See the "Installation" tab and associated video for more info.

Will the Mirror Covers change the aerodynamics of the Model S.

We haven't done aerodynamic testing, but the thin profile and finish of the Mirror Covers indicate that any aerodynamic affect would be negligible.

Can I order the Mirror Covers in a different finish other than carbon fiber?

The Mirror Covers are not offered in alternate color or materials (e.g. Model S exterior body colors, wood trims, all-chrome finishes, etc). We only offer them in real carbon fiber with a gloss finish. 

What is the difference between the materials you use and a carbon fiber "wrap" ?

A ‘wrap’ is a very thin vinyl material that is printed with a pattern that looks like carbon fiber. The wrap can be adhered to a surface and provides a simulated, faux-carbon fiber look. But it is NOT real carbon fiber. A wrap is flat and has no dimensional feel and relatively little visual depth. In general, wraps are installed by professionals. Our mirror covers are molded pieces that are fabricated with real carbon fiber, finished with a high strength polyurethane coating in a high gloss finish. 

Can I install the Mirror Covers myself?

Yes. We’ve designed the Mirror Covers for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation. In fact, the only tools you might need are a soft cloth, some masking tape, and a cleaning solution of alcohol and distilled water (readily available at any large pharmacy). We provide you with a detailed installation video and written instructions. However, if you’re just not a DIY person, we'd recommend that the mirror covers be installed by a competent automotive installer.

Is it possible to slide the Mirror Covers into place as I position it on the Model S?

In general, the answer is no. The industrial adhesive that we use for the mirror cover creates a very strong and permanent bond. The way to position the mirror cover is to adhere it only on its edge. That will create a very small contact surface for you to remove it and reposition, if necessary. However, once the mirror cover is pressed into place, it is not intended be removed or repositioned. For that reason, you must very carefully align the piece before you adhere it. It is also possible to spray the housing surface with distilled water prior to installation. The water will allow you to slide the mirror cover slightly as you install it and will evaporate allowing the piece to achieve a strong bond. However, even when a water spray is used, adhesion is still rapid and strong, so careful alignment and positioning is essential.

Can you provide a bit more detail about installation?

See 'Install' tab at right for more details. Complete installation instructions, video, and guidelines are also provided with each package; please follow the instructions provided to ensure proper installation.

Can I remove the Mirror Cover pieces once they are installed?

In order to ensure that the Mirror Covers will not separate from the automotive surfaces as your car is being driven, they have been designed for permanent installation. It is possible, however, to remove them by heating each with a hair dryer and slowly peeling it off. However, the adhesive will be destroyed, the cover can become deformed if it is removed, and some adhesive residue may be left on the mirror housing surface. The residue can be peeled off and the surface cleaned with acetone. It is possible (but unlikely) that the surface might be slightly marred as a result. Therefore, each mirror cover should be viewed as a permanent installation. Additional removal instructions are appended to the installation instructions.

How should I clean the Mirror Covers?

Soap, water, and a soft, clean cloth should do the trick. If you'd like to provide a lasting shine and protection, we recommend a hand-spray product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).

Will the addition of the Mirror Covers increase wind noise?

No. The thin profile and tight fit become part of the vehicle surface and will not create any discernible wind nose.

What If I decide I do not like the Mirror Covers pieces and wish to return them?

BEFORE you install the mirror covers, be sure to assess the look. You can do this using masking tape to attach the mirror covers (without removing the white adhesive backing tape). If you want to do a more complete assessment, you can use double sided masking tape placed next to the adhesive backing tape. DO NOT remove the adhesive backing tape until you are satisfied that the look works for you. As long as you have not removed the adhesive backing on any piece, the mirror covers can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. The mirror covers cannot be returned for a refund if the adhesive backing is removed. Please see the 'Returns' tab at right for more details.

Return Policy for Mirror Covers

Once the white adhesive backing tape has been removed from the mirror covers, the product can no longer be returned for credit or exchange. The reason for this is that the product cannot be reused or resold once the adhesive backing has been removed. Therefore, please be certain that you’re satisfied with the look and style of your mirror covers package BEFORE you remove the white adhesive backing tape from any piece. You can accomplish this using masking tape to temporarily hold the piece in place or, if you want an even more realistic preview, you can use double-sided masking tape to temporarily affix the piece(s) to assess the look and style. Stated as succinctly as possible, once you remove the white adhesive backing from a mirror cover piece, they're yours—no returns and no credit can be offered.

How long does it take to receive my order?

The delivery time frame is between 1 and 2 weeks (for U.S. orders) from the day you place your order, depending on the number of orders in the production queue.

Do mirror covers ship to International destinations?

Yes, the Mirror Covers ship internationally using FedEx International.  For more information, check out our Shipping and Fulfillment page.

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