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Old 11-11-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Replacement Side Mirrors

Looking for two replacement mirrors for my '85 International. Just the glass (they fell off!). However, I was wondering if just getting some mirror glass cut to size and having it epoxied to the existing mirror frame would work? Anyone ever done that? Special Automotive Mirror Glass required?
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Replacement Side Mirrors

I've had smaller outside mirrors redone at a glass shop. I don't think there's any Fed regulations, as they are outside during a crash.
The one thing special is that most mirrors seem to have glass with an anti-glare coating. You don't notice it unless you get a mirror without it and see the difference.

The glass shop shouldn't be too expensive, but retrieving a non-broken mirror head found in a junkyard should be dirt cheap.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: Replacement Side Mirrors

I've had mirrors redone at a local shop too. The shop will know what glass they need to use, the ones I had done were really cheap.
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