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Jay-Rod 05-03-2014 10:53 PM

DIY/Cheap mirror delete
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I removed my passenger mirror and made a cheap/free cover for it, I have not installed it yet because it has been raining and I think I am going to silicone it on (which won't cure in rain)

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So, here is were the mirror used to sit

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Here is the old mirror

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This is the old gasket that I used as a stencil to make the cover

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This is what I made the cover out of, it is the middle of a lid for a plastic tote. We cut the middle out of the lid so we could use it for our chicken brooder. Anyways, it was just layin around the garage, so I decided to use it.

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This is the cover mock up on the car. I have already done the final fitting and painted it, it just needs to be put on the car. I am going to use silicon to make sure it doesn't leak or anything. I'll post pics when it is done and let you know if I have any air leaks or anything. Thanks for checking out the post. Got any ideas or anything else to add, please feel free.

jeff88 05-04-2014 09:49 PM

It looks like a good start, can't wait to see what the final product ends up looking like. Are you going to reuse the original gasket or rely on the silicon? I especially like the use of extra material instead of throwing it away or buying new stuff, good re-use/recycling! :)

Also, I assume you checked your local laws about side mirrors...

Jay-Rod 05-04-2014 10:32 PM

Yes, I did check with local laws, you need a mirror attached to the side and either a center mounted or additional side mounted mirror. I wound up getting impatient and just siliconed them in the rain and covered it with a plastic bag. There's no end in sight to the rain.

Jay-Rod 05-04-2014 10:34 PM

Anyone ever replaced a side mirror with a motorcycle mirror and noticed any difference? I mean, you can pick one up on amazon for like ten bucks, but if it doesn't make a difference, then ten bucks is ten bucks.

redneck 05-04-2014 10:40 PM




deejaaa 05-05-2014 10:24 AM

silicone emits acetic acid on cure and reacts with steel. neutral cure silicone is best. not much steel except that screw so you should be good.
ASI 335 Neutral-Cure Silicone Sealant/Adhesive

TheManVan 05-05-2014 10:02 PM

Looks nice! Some mirror deletes are UGLY! Nicely done.

Xist 05-06-2014 03:50 AM

OKXXFE 05-06-2014 10:14 PM

The side mirrors on my cobalt are kinda triangle-shaped, I've been thinking about switching the left/right mirrors and mounting them so as to have a bit slimmer profile. Instead of the "point" of the housing protruding outward, have it point upward. Like rotating a 30/60/90* triangle.

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