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Method to remove glass from flag mirror???


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I had to take my glass out to replace. I used a small putty knife to pry between the black plastic and the metal housing. Just wedge it in there and work it around the perimeter. It's hard to do without breaking.

I broke both mine while taking them out. I did get the housing taken apart for a good polishing though. I would have liked to get new plastic for them.

I had to get mirror glass from some junkyard mirrors and have them cut to fit.

71, flat black

Beat to fit, paint to match.

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Been a long time since I did it, but I didn't break mine, I am pretty sure I had the whole quarter window frame removed before I pulled the glass out, I had replaced the rubber seal at that time I think, & the glass came out rather easy is all I remember.

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I haven't seen anything definitive using the forum search on how to remove the glass from a flag mirror. Any advice? Thanks in advance

A lot depends upon the state of the gasket holding the glass. If it has become hard and brittle, it is a crap shoot. I went to a junk yard to find another mirror after cracking mine in the removal process. The funny thing was the proprietor produced a mirror just like mine except heavier. On closer inspection, a new piece of mirror glass was glued or epoxied over the existing glass.

Consider laying a bead of caulk over the existing glass on your unit or be prepared to replace it!


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