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Replacement Classic Car Mirror for the Eagle
To continue with your mirror glass replacement please click on the Make of the vehicle below.
The Eagle Glass Replacement Glass Description
Did you know that a car mirror is not regular mirror glass. Its actually a dual mirror. That mean both sides of the glass is mirror. This however is just an illusion. True USA MADE car mirrors are made of 1st surface Chromium. However in the old days before of this revolutionary process that absorbed 60 percent of the light hitting the mirror was just like the mirror in your bathroom. 100 percent reflective and no absorption of light. So when the light hits our mirror 40% of the light is absorbed. The reason for this is to cut the glare and reflective properties that you don't need when its late at night and the car in the other lane is blazing the lights in your eyes. However some vehicles have created a electro chromatic mirror. In this option, the glass is actually a liquid that both dims and heats the mirror. We only sell the electro chromatic fit over for such replacements. This was not an option however on the older vehicles. So be aware of this feature when you order and car mirror. Way too many companies who sell these cheap mirrors are made of a lesser Aluminum product, that just like you bathroom mirror. So in some cases, that vehicle made in Asia, might be made of this product, and although federal laws are in place, they do pass the 40% rule. However Aluminum is dual sprayed in some cases. Ever see your mirror turn Black or Tan, well, chromium will not do this. Aluminum and zinc will. Our product will not. Also we obtained hundreds of mirrors that were made at the time of production. What this means if you use this car for show, the Chromium used, like a batch of paint run, is the same when the car was being made. So you have a limited while supplies lasts
Also, did you ever notice that the passenger side mirror always has the "objects are closer" text on the mirror. The later Eagle mirror were 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. You will see in our ordering page these convex mirrors available when the vehicle that year did not have that option. So we all want to keep that Classic Eagle Original, and if you just Show the vehicle, then its a good idea to keep it that way. However, if you do drive it around to impress the neighbors, consider changing the mirror to a Convex, wider view angle mirror
How to Glue your Eagle Mirror to the Frame
Latex type silicone does adhere well to plastic, but not to glass. We suggested using an special high acetic automotive silicone. We also sell that on our ordering page. Many people think any form of glue will work. Example, did you know Gorilla Glue being a wonderful sealant, but did you know it does break down after time when effected by water. The other name for Automotive silicone is called Construction silicone, again 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 Properly Remove the Mirror from your Eagle frame.
Now how do you remove that old mirror to get the new one in. Well, you first must breakdown the mirror from the plate. One simple way to do this is to get a flat strong instrument like a wide screw driver, putty knife or a automotive scraper. Not many of you have the scraper, but its available on our ordering page once you click on the model of your Eagle Vehicle. 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 so you can get the screwdriver or the scraper under the mirror and pull all the broken pieces off. Make sure you are wearing gloves and protective eyewear, and after the side view mirror glass is removed, make sure all the mirror and adhesive is clean off the plate. Many of you have heating elements behind the mirror. In a warm weather climate, or getting the mirror to a warm, not hot surface, 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 Once you have done this, apply the glue around the center of the plate. Don't use too much, as it will ooze out of the mirror, making a mess. So use small dabs of the adhesive. 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, and tape the mirror around the mirror to the housing so that the mirror will not slide off the frame. Keep the tape on for 24 hours until the glue dries.
This page was specifically built for the following Eagle car and truck mirrors.
Eagle Medallion side view car mirror glass, Eagle Premier side view car mirror glass, Eagle Summit side view car mirror glass, Eagle Medallion side view car mirror glass, Eagle Talon side view car mirror, Eagle Vision side view car mirror.
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