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inside rear view mirror resto
« on: June 25, 2011, 11:57:14 AM »
any recommendations of where to get my irear view mirror glass restored and cost

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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
I purchased the rear view mirror glass from Paragon (listed as 67 Corvette) for our 68 Camaro as I could not find anyone to re-silver the orig. glass. No problems or issues but the new glass is thinner in thickness. Again, no biggie but a heads up.....
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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 09:22:55 PM »
Paragon reproductions...Vette parts supplier.
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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 09:32:37 AM »
got the glass from paragon fits perfect

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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 10:05:09 PM »
Good deal.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles

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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 02:08:19 PM »
I recently purchased the replacement day-night mirror glass from Paragon ($40) and installed it easily and I'm very happy with the results.

I used a plastic pry tool to go around the edges of the rubber and get the glass to come out.  And then reversed it to get it back in.

The stainless backing cleaned up perfect using Nev-R-Dull, and I used some armorall on the rubber before removing the glass to help the rubber given it's 46 years old.

Two words of warning.

(1) Before I dropped the $40 at Paragon I purchased the replacement day-night glass from Zip Corvettes for $27 (I'm cheap!).  Well the Zip glass is NOT the correct size (it's about 1/8" taller).  My guess is this mirror glass is the one that's used in the reproduction mirrors.  Zip is not the only one with this incorrect glass.  So if you're going to do the replacement yourself I'd recommend going with Paragon as I know their part fit.

(2) Before going the glass replacment route I had order the reproduction mirror (from Classic Industries).  It looked nice, but was a hair taller as I mentioned earlier.  The reason I didn't keep it was that the mounting arm was thinner than on my original and it didn't quite stay "still".

Finally, there's someone on ebay who sells restored mirrors for $90 + shipping.  At this point I've spent enough on shipping and return shipping that I should have just gone that route.
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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 07:07:04 PM »
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5917.0

X2  what Lakeholme said;  click on that link, and scroll down to read other replies. (esp. Jerry M's)  Repop mirrors don't have original stampings on them.  I restored mine using this method and am "thrilled" with the results.
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Re: inside rear view mirror resto
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 01:16:00 AM »
I also back sometime ago purchased the Paragon glass but have noticed in the NCRS Driveline Joyce Borrell in Ephrata, PA advertises mirror restoration. Just in case anyone has an interest her email address is mirrorlady25@yahoo.com 
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584