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The rear view mirror for my 69 convert needs some help. Everything on it cleaned up very well except the mirror itself. I hate to spend $60(I'm cheap) on a repro mirror when all I need is to replace the glass.

Anyone have any experience replacing the mirror itself? Or am I doomed to buying a whole new assembly?
 

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Wow, I just got on, to ask almost the same question. I removed the mirror from a couple of units, and had them sent out for resilver. One came back great, the other came back horrible. It was resilvered, but you could see the original discoloration.
Well, I was at a swap meet on the Fourth, and picked up a maplight Rearview mirror. It needs resilver, but I don't want to use the same guy.

Anyone know where I might send it to get it resilvered?
 

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Use a hair dryer to soften up the housing and then use a plastic putty knife. Once you get the knife started in one spot, gently run around the perimeter until the glass pops out.
 

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OK....Where can you get a new piece of glass for it? After you get the new glass do you need to glue the rubber back in or is it a press fit?
 

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The rubber surround has a lip that the glass fits into. I looked online today, and found a place that will resilver a car mirror for $32.00 I forget the company name, but do a search fir "resilver mirror" If you want to give up the day/night feature, you can get a mirror at any glass place. I'm holding out for a good replacement. I traced the outline of the mirror, today and stuck it in my wallet. I'll look in a junkyard for a late model mirror, that is "close" then I'll take it to a glass shop, and have it ground to the correct shape.
 

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I asked this question several months ago and someone on here also suggested trying antique shops, since they do a lot of old mirrors.

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68 Camaro SS - 383, Edlebrock Performer RPM, Trick Flow 23 degree heads, edlebrock 750cfm carb, dynomax headers, Tremec TKO, 4.10 Posi
 
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