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« on: October 18, 2009, 09:17:11 PM »

   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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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 11:54:59 AM »

Try Paragon - they've been restoring mirrors for decades.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 05:27:00 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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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 02:19:46 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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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 06:09:00 AM »

That sounds great, but how did you replace the glass in the housing? 
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 11:52:57 PM »

   The original Gray rubber or vinyl, whatever it is cleaned up nice, I left it in.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 05:00:59 PM »

How do you get the glass into the "rubber" trim. Seems like it is a little too stiff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 05:32:25 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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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 12:07:28 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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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 12:48:31 PM »

Put it in hot water to soften prior to removal.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 11:09:41 PM »

 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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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 02:15:48 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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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 08:21:07 AM »

Do all mirrors have the gray trim or are they color coordinated to the interior?
Thanks for the pictures.
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 10:29:45 AM »

They are all gray.
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 11:09:54 AM »

Thanks for the reply.
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