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Old 17-05-2007   #1
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Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

Hi all,

Currently having a problem removing the mirror glass out of my wing mirror housing off my Mk2b punto.

I am wanting to take the glass out so that I can spray the mirrors silver instead of the black 'plastic look'.

Any advice on this would be great.

Also, If any of you could post any photos of the mirror housing without the mirror in, that would be sooooooo useful to me!

Cheers,

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Re: Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

Can you not just use masking tape on the mirror ?
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Re: Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

as above, just mask off the mirror
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Re: Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

Thanks lads for your suggestions, But ive now found how to get it off.

There is a large disk like shape inside the housing which can be seen when the mirror is pointed downwards. Simplt insert a 'flat' screwdriver into the gap between the disk and the plastic on the back of the glass and slowly prise them apart. Job done!

...Now onto the harder part of sanding, priming, spraying in colour and laquering. Should make the mirrors look much, much better!

alsoo just seen an episode of 'wheeler dealers' on disc. channel, and there was a Lancia Delta intergrale in red.... WOW it looked great when it was polished up! is there any point polishing my silver punto with professional products?

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Re: Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

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Thanks lads for your suggestions, But ive now found how to get it off.
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Re: Wing mirror, 'Mirror glass' removal

LOL

you sometimes have to rotatet the white plastic disc on the back of the mirror to release it from the housing. as prising it usually means the disc comes off the mirror, or the mirror breaks and the bad luck etc etc.

if its originally just the bumpy black plastic MAKE SURE you use shizzle loads of primer, flatten it with a 800-1200 grit wet and dry, clean dry, prime again, you'll need at least 4 cycles of doing that to make it anywhere near smooth

also if you've used back to black stuff on the mirror in the past, you'll have to remove allthat, best bet would be meths or a really good scrub with fairy, or put it in the dishwasher*












*I'm still yet to find something the dishwasher DOESN'T remove. I have the old one in the garage (pump doesn't pump so well, have to much it out by hand), and use it for cleaning car parts and bike parts

OH, as for lacquering your mirrors I would STRONGLY reccomend NOT using aerosol spray lacquer, its genuinly shte. Pay a spray shop 10 to blow some lacquer over your mirrors once you've done spraying them, as paint shop lacquer is completly different from aerosol (it actually works for one).
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