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Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« on: October 19, 2009, 02:17:11 AM »
   I have seen some "restored" Inside rear view mirrors for Sale.   They talk about the Glass being "resilvered", does anyone here know of a place that does this service?   My original mirror is in good shape, except for the plating.  Thanks!
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 04:54:59 PM »
Try Paragon - they've been restoring mirrors for decades.
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 10:27:00 AM »
Restore your original.  They are stamped "USA" on the bottom and the repros are not.  Points deducted for repro mirrors.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 07:19:46 PM »
  Thanks for the info. Guys!   I got hold of Paragon, they only stocked the Glass for '67 'Vette, but I took the chance that they were the same.  They are the same, I recieved the glass today, it's in and looks GREAT !   Just wanted to Thank you guys that helped.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 11:09:00 AM »
That sounds great, but how did you replace the glass in the housing? 

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 04:52:57 AM »
   The original Gray rubber or vinyl, whatever it is cleaned up nice, I left it in.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 10:00:59 PM »
How do you get the glass into the "rubber" trim. Seems like it is a little too stiff.
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 10:32:25 PM »
I tried to get the rubber trim off mine but I couldn't.  I didn't want to break it.  It's not as pliable as when it was new.  So I've just left my original mirror alone, even though it needs to be re-silvered.
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 05:07:28 AM »
  Mine was still pretty pliable.  I ran a small flat screwdriver around the edge of the glass.  VERY CAREFULLY.  I started across the bottom and worked my way up the sides. There is only a small lip there.  Once you are most of the way up the sides, you will be able to just pull the top out. I didn't try to take the Gray rubber out of the housing.  I never found a way to do that, and in the end, I didn't have to.  To put it back together I just did the reverse, using a Popsickle stick so as not to scratch the Glass.  I am attaching a photo of finished project.(Not the best color)

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 05:48:31 PM »
Put it in hot water to soften prior to removal.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 04:09:41 AM »
 It seems that the Forum lost some pictures when it was down.  If anyone wants to see that pic. send me an e-mail.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 07:15:48 AM »
  I was asked to repost these pics. so here goes.  Note the GLARE PROOF on top, and the MADE IN    USA on the bottom.  These stamps are not on the repros.

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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 01:21:07 PM »
Do all mirrors have the gray trim or are they color coordinated to the interior?
Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 03:29:45 PM »
They are all gray.
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Re: Restoring Inside Raer View Mirror
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 04:09:54 PM »
Thanks for the reply.
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They are all gray.