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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This is what happens when you play airsoft near the cars

can you see me ?

another look

heating element thats attached to the mirror i took this off the broken one

what it looks like behind the mirror

use this for REF on how to do it
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Do you think I could remove the glass without breaking it?
I've been wanting to paint my mirrors black and that would simplify the process.
BTW, how much is replacement mirror glass?
 

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umm me i dont think so
it would
$85 from local SPD but im sure Roo can get it cheper

have you thought about coating the mirror wit some thing? tape, pealable rubber coating, Petro jelly (did this for painting landin gear and was lazy about taking out the bushings) just give it a good coating. ... i cant think of anything else
 

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Thanks, that’s what I thought.
Removing the glass would allow for a better paint job. So I guess I'll just have to mask it off as I had originally planned.
 

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My wife recently, uhhhhhhh, hit an object with her passenger side view mirror and we found a budget friendly way to replace it...

Looks like $25 without heat, $50 with heat. Obviously non-OEM stuff...but I can tell you the non heat one we bought was awesome and cheap...

http://mirrorglassplus.hostasaurus.com/mirrorglasscatalog.php
 

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I've taken loads of mirror glass out, without breaking, by pouring some hot water over the glass. It heats up the black backing plate, making it more flexible. Then using a credit card you can get between the glass and backing plate, to remove the whole thing.
 
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