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Installation Guide for Geo truck car side view mirror glass only product
Its always such a hassle when you break your 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 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 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 cars and trucks have created a electrochromatic mirror. In this option, the glass is acually a liquid that both dims and heats the mirror. We only sell the electrochromatic fitovers for such replacements. So be aware of this feature when you order. Also, did you ever notice that the passenger side mirror always 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 side view mirror is made of 1/8 inch curved dual mirror properties.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. Geo mirrors are usually installed using automotive silicon or double sided sticky tape or butyl to a plastic frame plate. 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 adhere well to plastic, but not to glass. We suggested using a construction silicone. If you don't have any then get a small tube at your local hardware store, or order the tube online with us.
Now how do you remove that old Geo 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 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 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. 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.
For more information please go to our Car Mirror Order Form, where you can order your mirror today. We have almost all 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. 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.
This page was specifically built for the following Geo car side view glass mirrors.
Geo Metro side view car mirror glass, Geo Prizm side view car mirror glass, Geo Spectrum side view car mirror glass, Geo Sprint side view car mirror glass, Geo Storm side view car mirror glass, Geo Tracker side view car mirror glass
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