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Old 05-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY/Cheap mirror delete

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.

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Looks nice! Some mirror deletes are UGLY! Nicely done.
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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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