Review & Install Video
Hey everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com. Here with my quick review of the Putco Chrome's Skull Cap Replacements, fitting all 2015 and up F-150s, excluding those equipped with the tow mirrors.
In this video, I'm gonna cover a few things about the Putco Skull Cap Replacements. Basically, what you can expect when it comes to construction, how they're gonna affect your styling, where they're gonna land on the overall price scale, and basically what it takes to get them installed. Now, unlike a lot of other Putco accessories for your truck, these are not a stick on part, these are a complete replacement. So therefore, the install will be slightly more involved, but still not bad overall, willing to give it one out of three wrenches on the overall scale of difficulty, and we will talk a little bit more about the install later on.
So, the Putco Mirror Caps or Skull Caps as are often times called, are gonna be for the F-150 owners out there who might have missed out on the chrome options from the factory, and really enjoy the look of a Chrome Mirror Cap or Skull Cap, or on the other hand, it might be for those owners who might have got the chrome options from the factory, but might be looking or replace a damaged or dingy mirror cap. And therefore, looking for a very affordable replacement.
Now, let's quickly get into the actual Mirror Caps here from Putco. Anybody that knows the name Putco is probably familiar with them, they know they've been making a wide variety of truck accessories for a long time now, with a concentration on chrome and these products are really going to embody that. The chrome plating process really is one of Putco specialties and as such, the finished product here with the Mirror Caps really is beautiful, free of any imperfections or any blemishes. Now, they actually are going to match up very nicely with any existing factory chrome you might have on your truck already, or even some aftermarket parts as well.
As far as visual impact or overall impact to your styling, I will say that when installed, the Putco Mirror Caps or Skull Caps are really gonna make a big visual statement and give off more of a higher end look. And that's really no surprise because Ford actually outfits a lot of their higher end F-150s with the Chrome Mirror Caps from the factory, whether be it the chrome package equipped lariats, the King Ranch or even the Platinum.
Now one thing I can really commend Putco on here at least with this product is that, they take their time when it comes to measuring, designing and producing these things because when installed, they really do fit like a factory part, and they actually resemble a factory part as well. And it's something I noticed when we actually installed them on our shop truck here at AM.
And again, if you have a chrome package equipped newer F-150, and maybe you damaged one of your factory Chrome Skull Caps, these will not only fit like the factory part but they're also gonna cost a significantly less in the process. Now, these factory OE Chrome Skull Caps from Ford will cost you over 100 bucks brand new. The Putco options here on the other hand are only gonna cost you roughly 50 bucks to 60 bucks, so you're saving some money and you're getting a very comparable product.
Switching gears to the install. Now, there is a little bit of work to get these new Chrome Skull Caps installed from Putco. However, it all can be done with some pretty basic hand tools including a T15 Torx tool, along with a flat head screwdriver. Putco does include some very detailed instructions to help you along the way, and they do instruct you to slightly disassemble the mirror area in order to install your new caps. This involves removing the actual mirror glass using that flathead screwdriver, separating the back half from the front half of the actual mirror housing, and then replacing the Skull Caps while the housing has been removed from the truck.
Overall again guys, nothing too crazy or out of the ordinary here. No wiring, or anything like that. So, I'm still gonna give it one out of three wrenches on my difficulty scale. Again, Putco throws in some very detailed instructions that will help you along the way, and should help you get everything banged down about an hour or less from start to finish.
Chrome Skull Caps are one of those modes that seems to appeal to a lot of truck owners out there for a few different reasons. The Putco options I have here are gonna offer a great build and a factory like fit, but without the factory inflated price tag. Be sure to check out a few options for your truck from Putco, right here at americanmuscle.com.
Want to give your Ford F-150 a new look without being too showy? Try making a small change like installing these new Chrome Mirror Covers from Putco. The skullcap design is sleek and matches the original stock mirror exterior closely. You'll get compliments on your truck without drawing too much attention. Tough and Flexible.
Not only are these ABS mirror covers tough enough to handle the occasional flying bit of gravel or tree branch, they're made to last through the seasons as well. Rain, snow, and intense sunshine won't cause these covers to peel, crack, or loosen their hold on your mirrors. Full Replacement.
Put away the drill or cutting tools, these Putco Chrome Mirror Covers are designed to completely replace the factory Skull Caps on your Standard Mirrors. No one will guess you added aftermarket covers since the chrome finish directly matches the OEM chrome on the rest of your vehicle. Application.
These Putco Chrome Skullcap Replacement Mirrors Covers are designed to be used on the 2015-2018 F-150s with the Standard Mirrors. It is not
compatible with Towing Mirrors.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Replacement Mirror Covers
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18
Designed for the Standard (Non-Towing) Mirrors Only.