Order and replace your Datsun Car and Truck mirror glass Replacement
How to install instructions at bottom of this page.
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Read this page and learn how to install your Datsun car or Truck mirror glass only product
Its always such a hassle when you break your Datsun side view mirror. I myself have hit many a mailbox in my day that cracked the car mirror or the mirror assembly. Lots of people think they have to go to the dealership to get the whole assembly. In some cases you have to, but most of the time its just the glass itself that is broken. Why spend $550.00 dollars and up to have it replace the assembly by the dealer or a when you can fix it yourself easily and affordably.
Did you know that a Datsun car mirror is not regular mirror glass. Its actually a dual mirror. That means both sides of the glass is mirror. The reason for this is to cut the glare and reflective properties so that late at night and the car in the other lane is blazing the lights in your eyes is not as blinding.. .
Did you ever notice the Datsun passenger side mirror sometimes has the "objects are closer" text on the mirror. This mirror is designed this way to increase your field of vision and to eliminate the blind spot problem. Its always a good thing to replace that with a convex mirror glass verses a normal mirror. Don't substitute this as one day it might save your life.
A Datsun glass only side view mirror is made of 1/8 inch curved chrome mirror properties. This mirror is actually translucent. Meaning that light will travel through and absorb the light from the car behind you at night. USA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Code 571.111 require this mirror to absorb 40 to 60 percent of light and convex mirror with a specific bend. We only sell mirrors that conform with DOT standards. Our mirrors are made in the USA. Beware of the 9 dollar mirror that you are seeing on sale these days on the internet, as these mirrors do not conform to USA standards. Datsun Car or Truck mirrors should be installed using the car mirror to a plastic frame plate. Without this plastic frame the glass has nothing to rest into the car mirror housing. We do not suggest the use of normal bathroom silicone adhesive, which everyone has laying around at somewhere in their house or apartment. Latex type silicone does not adhere well to glass, but does to the plastic frame. We suggested using a construction silicone which is non latex based. If you don't have any then get a small tube at your local hardware store, or order the tube online with us.
How to remove and replace your car mirror from the frame
Now how do you remove that old mirror to get the new one in. Well, you first must breakdown the Datsun mirror from the plate called a frame. One simple way to do this is to get a flat strong instrument like a wide screw driver or a automotive scraper. Not many of you have the scraper, but when you go to our order form page we could sell you one. Its a nice thing to have around your toolbox. Now to loosen the adhesive from the plate you must apply some heat. Ideally a propane torch is good, but if you have the wife's hairdryer or a heat gun that will also work. Heat up the mirror enough for the adhesive will loosen and you can get the screwdriver or the scraper under the mirror and pull all the broken pieces off the frame. Make sure you are wearing gloves and protective eyewear, oh, and its also a smart idea to put a small garbage bucket under the housing you are working on, so that the glass falls into the bucket and not on the ground. After the side view mirror glass is removed, make sure all the mirror and adhesive is clean off the framed plate.
Many of you have heating elements behind the mirror. Best way to remove the heating element from the car mirror is not to make the mirror too hot. This will melt your heating element. This is the time to use the hair dryer warming up the mirror side, and taking a square utility razor, start at the corner, and slowly peal the element off the mirror. You may be able to save this heating element. Although difficult, TAKE YOUR TIME removing the broken mirror from the heating element which is attached to the mirror using a sticky adhesive. If that stick adhesive is no longer sticky, then use the silicone around the edge of the heating element onto the mirror, let it dry 24 hours then go to the next step. Another step that a customer tried and was successful in removing the heating element was to submerge the mirror in nail polish remover. The acetone in the nail polish dissolved the glue attached to the glass, and he was successful in removing the heating element without damage. We have yet to try this, so I would make it a last resort.
Once you have removed your Datsun side view mirror from the frame, you now need to apply the glue to the black frame. First thing to do is clean the glass with water. Do not use glass cleaner or any chemical related cleaner. Apply the glue outward so it extends past the lip of the frame. I call this the snow cone effect. Glue it in 5 spots. One in the middle and 4 in the middle corners. Don't get too close to the frames edge, as it will ooze out of the frame, making a mess. If you order the silicone from us or have purchased a tube, cut a 3/8 inch diameter from the tip. Use Large dabs of the adhesive 3/8" inch wide by 1/2" outwards. Remember you are not installing a windshield that requires a strong adhesive. Once you have adhered the mirror to the plate, get some easily removable tape, like masking tape, and tape the mirror around the mirror housing so that the mirror will not slide off the frame. This will also allow you to drive. Keep the tape on for 24 hours for cold climates and 5 hours in warm until the glue dries.
For more information please Click on the Model of your vehicle where you can order your Datsun Car or truck mirror today. We have all Datsun car mirrors in stock and ready to ship. If your looking for just the mirror we are the car mirror for cars shopping guide.
We also carry the rear view mirror if your Datsun Rearview Mirrors is attached to the windshield. Yes this is the one in your car that is usually attached to your windshield using a mirror bracket. We stock 8" and 10" rearview mirrors, both with break away technology or the old break your nose in an accident screw in type. What is the difference in the two. Well the old type mirror bracket used a small screw that when tightened kept the rear view mirror in place. However due to the increased knowledge through crash tests, researchers found that many people sustained facial damage because the mirror didn't move during the tests. Now instead of a screw they more or less slip onto the mirror button, so that god forbid you get into an accident, the mirror will actually breakaway from the windshield or the headliner attachment. Its a really good safely feature. There however is two drawbacks in that they are much more expensive than the standard screw on type, and the other is that there are special tools required in removing it from the windshield without actually breaking away the bracket or breaking the windshield. So before purchasing this item from us, and the tool needed to remove the old one, you might want the local glass expert for replacement of this item. However if you need the old style, they are rather inexpensive to replace. Its always a good idea to replace the old one that might either be cracked or has some serious oxide breakdown.
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This page was specifically built for the following cars.
Datsun 1200 pickup side view mirror, Datsun 200sx car side view mirror, 240z car side view mirror, Datsun 260z car side view mirror, Datsun 280z car side view mirror, Datsun 310 car side view mirror, Datsun 510 car side view mirror, Datsun B210 car side view mirror, F10 Car side view mirror, Maxima car side view mirror, 810 car side view mirror Datsun Truck side view mirror
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