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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: casselberry, fl
Re: Interior rear view mirror repair questions
I am the OP and apologize for not getting back to this sooner. Thanks for all of the replies.
I think my two choices are to send my mirror to The Mirror Lady or to buy replacement glass from Paragon, replace my broken day/night switch lever, and do it all myself. My metal body is in excellent shape.
I have a line on a donor mirror to get the day/night switch lever from. I did look into the Pig Epoxy that was mentioned to fix my broken lever and it seems it is only sold in bulk (like six 4 ounce tubes) with a minimum price of about $50.00.
I Googled "mirror re-silvering' in the Orlando, FL area and got two hits. I went by one place which was close to me and they told me they don't do anything like that. I called the other place which was called Mirror Mirror and they told me they were a hair salon! (I had to laugh at that one!) With the results some have had with re-silvering, maybe that isn't the way to go.
I did contact The Mirror Lady, spoke with Dennis over there, and found out the following....
a) The cost for the mirror restoration is $95 plus $12 for return shipping.
b) Yes, they can replace my broken day/night lever switch but that is extra but I didn't ask how much.
c) They use new glass! They do not re-silver your old glass!
d) I said my rubber frame has some light discolored spots that I could not remove with detergent and scrubbing. He said they have a solution that they use that does a good job. That most light staining would clean up but if it was really dark, it might not.
e) They DO NOT sell individual parts if someone was wanting to do their own restoration.
f) There is an adhesive that is used to attach the rubber frame to the metal body of the mirror. I wasn't sure if it was supposed to somehow snap into place.
For the price, The Mirror Lady is probably the way to go. I like fixing my own things when I can though, so I haven't made up my mind which way to go yet.
1968, 327 210 HP, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Custom Interior, 4 Speed, Console, Gauges, Tilt Wheel, Speed Warning, Fiber Optics, 10 Bolt 3.55 Posi Rear end......Owned since 1978.