Re: [DML] How is Rear View Mirror Replaced?
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Re: [DML] How is Rear View Mirror Replaced?



I bought side-view mirrors and a rear-view mirror from one of the vendors.  The side-view mirrors description said they came with the necessary tape.  It turns out they didn't and I was later advised by the vendor to "go to a local hardware store and buy some".  Result: I'm sitting on brand new side-view mirrors and a rear-view mirror - none of which is installed.

I checked a couple of the vendors for "3M VHB mounting tape".  No hits.

Is this it?  http://www.shop3m.com/70006429206.html

Many thanks!

Best,
Rich
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> You sure don't want to crack it...   
> 
>  
> 
> Get a standard razor blade and slowly work your way around the base,
> keeping it tight to the glass.  It's held in place with a very
> aggressive double stick tape.  If it does not come easily you can hold a
> rag around the base and carefully spray (with the red tube) a few drops
> of WD40 in at the top of the mount, letting it seep down into the
> adhesive.  Be careful not to let it drip on the dash or center console.
> You should be able to get the mirror off with little trouble.
> 
>  
> 
> To re-install, clean the glass thoroughly, again use a razor blade and a
> rag with wd40 to get off any residue.  Carefully clean off any remaining
> WD40 because it will prevent the new tape from sticking. 
> 
>  
> 
> New mirror and mounting tape are available from your local Delorean
> franchise.  
> 
>  
> 
> You can consider aftermarket mirrors, but if they are heavier than
> stock, they need a larger base and a larger piece of mounting tape.  On
> one of my D's I'm using an aftermarket mirror with automatic dimming,
> compass and temperature readout that is much heavier than stock, but the
> mounting base has been modified to allow about 5 square inches of
> contact with the glass. (Details on request.)
> 
>  
> 
> Whatever mirror you choose, make sure to use the 3M VHB mounting tape
> the vendors supply, not adhesive or glue.
> 
>  
> 
> Easy job if you follow the rules.
> 
>  
> 
> Tom
> 
>  
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of daviddelorean
>  
> 
> How do you remove the rear view mirror from the windshield and how is a
> new one installed? What type of adhesive is needed? I don't want to
> crack the windshield.
> 
> ___
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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