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The side view mirrors have been used by the automobiles since the early period of 20th century. It is a very important part to reduce the vehicle blind spots. We have to keep the mirror clean or placing the new side view mirror glass replacement when it has begun to blur. You will get difficulties when seeing the lane next to the car and have to turn your head to make a safe change lane. These mirrors usually placed near the both front doors. It makes them easy to get damage because get hit by some objects on the edge of the way. The mirrors usually broke but the mirror head still intact. If this happens, you only need to replace the mirror glass.
Side View Mirror Glass Replacement
Replacing the mirror glass by yourself can save your money. It is also an easy job if you know the steps. First, you have to buy the side view mirror glass replacement that has the same form and size as the broken one. Besides the replacement glass, you will need other equipment such as gloves, utility knife, scraper, soft cloth, hair dryer, silicone, and masking tape. Wear gloves when doing the replacement to avoid injury caused by the broken glass. Remove the residue of the broken glass from the mirror head using a scraper. If you get difficulties, use a hair dryer to remove the glue and make your job easier.
Then, clean the side view mirror glass replacement using warm water. Wipe it using a soft cloth and avoid using any chemical cleaning fluid. The use of chemical material will make the adhesive does not stick well. Then, let the mirror dry thoroughly. Put the silicone to the mirror head. Do not place it close to the edges because it will squeeze out when you press it. Stick the placement mirror into the mirror head and move it slightly to get the best position. Place the masking tape to hold the position and wait until the silicone dry. Remove the tape when the silicone dries.
It may need 5 to 24 hours to dry up the silicone depending on the temperature. Now you get the side mirror back without spending too much money. If you do not find the proper mirror, you can buy the universal mirror glass that can be cut to any shape to form the side view mirror glass replacement. It can be used as a temporary solution.