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Old 11-02-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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I have a replacement mirror for my cracked side veiw.
what kind of glue do you recomend I get.?


anybody ever replace just the glass? what should I expect?
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I have a replacement mirror for my cracked side veiw.
what kind of glue do you recomend I get.?


anybody ever replace just the glass? what should I expect?
there is not adheasive on the back of the new glass?
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how is it held on to the plastic housing?


edit: sorry i read that wrong.


No there is no adheasive.
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From my experience (92-99) the glass is glued into the plastic frame at the factory. A replacement mirror would usually entail replacing the glass/plastic frame as one piece.

If you are aiming to change only the glass, look for a GOOP adhesive or likewise that is meant specifically for glass/plastic. I would warn that the adhesive may possibly damage the mirror depending on it'* chemical composition.
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Default don't know if this helps

this was several years ago i did this. i had broken the glass in a side view mirror and either was more broke than usual or irritated at the price( i don't remember which!) but decided i wasn't paying for another mirror.

i talked to a friend at a glass shop. he cut me out a piece of standard mirror glass to fit and i just glued it on with regular crazy glue. as i remember it was a couple of years later the car finally went to the wreckers and the mirror was still attached. it only cost me a couple of bucks for the glass and a tube of crazy glue!
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