How do replace a wing mirro glass

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by Lillywhite » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:11 am

BeemerMad wrote:
Lillywhite wrote:The black backing is the heated pad. All you need is a replacement piece of glass, a tenner or so off eBay. Wingmirrorman supplied mine.
I have bought the whole replacement now. Is it easy to do the whole thing?
Has it got the plastic thingy on the back? If so you don't need that, should be able to remove and then stick the glass with a decent expoxy glue or double side stickers. Should be OK.
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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Hi yes it comes with the black plastic clip. If i use sticky pads and stick it in, will it not affect the mirror heating up?

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by Lillywhite » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:34 pm

BeemerMad wrote: If i use sticky pads and stick it in, will it not affect the mirror heating up?
Mine is fixed with sticky pads that were supplied with the replacement glass and it works fine. Many on this forum use expoxy glue but make sure that it's better than the c**p glue that was orginally used by BMW OEM! :thumbsdown:
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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:29 pm

Lillywhite wrote:
BeemerMad wrote: If i use sticky pads and stick it in, will it not affect the mirror heating up?
Mine is fixed with sticky pads that were supplied with the replacement glass and it works fine. Many on this forum use expoxy glue but make sure that it's better than the c**p glue that was orginally used by BMW OEM! :thumbsdown:
Thats great thanks. Thankyou all for your replies.

Its quite difficult driving on a motorway with no drivers side mirror!!!

Does your mirror still defrost after using sticky pads?

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by Lillywhite » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:31 pm

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Does your mirror still defrost after using sticky pads?
Yes
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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:33 pm

Would UHU glue be suffice?

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:34 pm

Lillywhite wrote:
BeemerMad wrote:
Does your mirror still defrost after using sticky pads?
Yes
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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by Lillywhite » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:38 pm

BeemerMad wrote:Would UHU glue be suffice?
Not something I would use, some have used Araldite although I didn't want to trust glue again because the reason many mirrors fall out is because the glue gets brittle.
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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:05 pm

Lillywhite wrote:
BeemerMad wrote:Would UHU glue be suffice?
Not something I would use, some have used Araldite although I didn't want to trust glue again because the reason many mirrors fall out is because the glue gets brittle.
Hmmm, could you recommend some double sided sticky pads then please. Thickness more than anything cheers

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by BeemerMad » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:33 pm

Got some now about 2mm thick. Thankyou Lillywhite for your help greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

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Re: How do replace a wing mirro glass

Post by TiffAnsell » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:23 am

My passenger side glass fell off on the way from kent to Poole... Used silicone and it seems fine now, heats up well too. Only thing is it has abviously come off before as the passenger side isn't the same as the drivers which now I've noticed, really bugs me
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