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Mirror Restoration
« on: December 20, 2014, 10:29:34 PM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".  Does anyone have a company name that does this type of restoration??  Anybody with some sort of info on this matter please feel free to chime in.  Thanks guys.....Don

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 01:03:48 AM »
They can be chromed. There was a post on here that talked about soaking the glass to get it loose. Mine had a silicone like product and it was difficult to get loose
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 12:49:16 PM »
Call RichardFortier. He is the past owner of Paragon Reproductions the Corvette Supplier. He does this type of work, and is restoring the rearview mirror out of one of my 67 Vettes.

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 04:13:00 PM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 04:29:16 PM »
How do the original Camaro judging guidelines 'judge' an added external mirror on the passenger side?  This is really a 'safety issue', as backing in a crowded situation can be very difficult when there is no RHS mirror..

I have this 'issue' with several of my older cars.  With standard mirrors the LHS mirror can be mounted to the RHS and it looks fine (and works), but the problem with my '69 Camaro is even worse, as it has the remote mirror on the driver side, and to my knowledge there is no available RHS mirror for remote or even that has a consistent appearance...?
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 06:44:22 PM »
Gary, my friend has the remote mirror on his car as well and he put the standard mirror on the right side and it looks fine.
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 01:57:10 AM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 02:22:07 AM »
Call RichardFortier. He is the past owner of Paragon Reproductions the Corvette Supplier. He does this type of work, and is restoring the rearview mirror out of one of my 67 Vettes.

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Thank you for the contact info....Don.....Merry Christmas!

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 02:27:24 AM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 01:14:24 AM »
They can be chromed. There was a post on here that talked about soaking the glass to get it loose. Mine had a silicone like product and it was difficult to get loose
Here is link to how to get the glass out.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1675.0

I found a different link when I had a mirror that was slightly loose and wouldn't stay adjusted.  They suggested pooring thinner in a pie pan or such and letting it soak.  Actually didn't take 24 hrs., just overnight.
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 02:25:59 AM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
I have the old mirror glass removed now.  I'm just wondering now, will the chrome plating people, re-plate mirrors fully assembled, minus the glass of coarse. I'll have to call around and find out I guess.  Anyone have any further info, please "chime-in"and Merry Christmas

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 02:37:45 AM »
Here is what it looks like with the mirror out.

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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2014, 02:40:24 AM »
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
I have the old mirror glass removed now.  I'm just wondering now, will the chrome plating people, re-plate mirrors fully assembled, minus the glass of coarse. I'll have to call around and find out I guess.  Anyone have any further info, please "chime-in"and Merry Christmas
Its taken apart as it has a spline fit together so its chromed in two pieces. Any chrome shop should be able to do.
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Re: Mirror Restoration
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2014, 01:56:54 AM »
"68"CamaroZ....This what my mirror looks like.  Thanks for the pics and info.  You've saved me some time re-searching this matter.  Merry X-mas