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Old 10-14-2010, 05:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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excessive work for mirror delete

Kiss principle...................

remove side mirror grind or use 40 grit sand paper, fill with Bondo or short hair fiberglass, sand to doors contour, prime and paint.

looks like stock....................

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pull side mirror, grind or use forty grit sand paper, fill with short strand fiberglass or bondo sand to doors contour, prime n paint looks stock................your method is tedious and the blank you installed is not flush and has gaps that will allow water and air to enter, plus drag prone...............

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pull side mirror, grind or use forty grit sand paper, fill with short strand fiberglass or bondo sand to doors contour, prime n paint looks stock................your method is tedious and the blank you installed is not flush and has gaps that will allow water and air to enter, plus drag prone...............

you wanted a opinion.................crexcrex
crexcrex... Could you please provide a link to your step-by-step instructions along with sources and pix? Where to get short strand FG and why use it instead of other stuff? How would your method be less tedious than k.civic.f4i's method? Why would your method work better than k.civic.f4i's (Does a mounted mirror allow water and air to enter??)?

If you don't already have a link, could you create a thread with the info?

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Old 10-15-2010, 01:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Passenger side installing blank

firstly a improperly sealed mirror at the base will allow water into the car, if yoiu wish to retain the blank that you made seal with silicone , black!

remove side mirror

remove rubber seal


rough oit the painted surface where the mirror is screwed on, 40 grit will do to ensure that bondo will take hold

first use ine coat of bondo and add until even with vent frame

sand smooth with 40 grit till smooth and level with the contour of the vent area

Wet sand with 320 wet and dry sandpaper

Prime and sand.............paint and you are done, the same proceedure can be used if you want to install a lighter more aeridynaic mirror

time 45 minutes from start to finish...............

Same proceedure with the drivers side any holes to swivel mirror as in the interior snap on panel can once again be rough sanded filled with bondo and sanded smooth, prime and paint................

The source is me a body man amd artist,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i have deleted both mirrors and use a cam with a seven and a half inch lcd monitor, my view is three sixty................always think out of the box what others say is impossible you can make possible.................if you are happy with what you have done then sio be it, it dosent matter what others say

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