that cool shaped clip-on mirror on a longer rod
mirrors are easy to take apart. You can push down the mirrors
Shown in picture 1. In picture
2, with the mirror pressed down you will see a space
on the rim.
3. Remove the plastic rim. This plastic rim holds
the mirror in place.
Picture 4 has the basic
layout for most aftermarket mirrors. The arrow shows a flat
In most mirrors you will see a standard round coil spring.
Picture 5 and
6 shows the parts that attach the rod to the mirror
Some mirror frame holes, might have a different size. Put the
original cup washer parts with the mirror frame on the new rod.
Repairing a cracked mirror
is simple and cheap.
I took a cracked mirror to a glass shop. They said it would
cost around $40.00.
Anthony started thinking? Its time to learn about mirror glass!
In the lighting
department of most hardware stores, they sale 12 x 12 mirror
tile in a box of 6.
This mirror tiles are the same type that you find inside aftermarket
The cost was around $8.00 and the cutting tool cost $4.00.
Picture 7. Taped your broken
mirror back together to draw the shape you need.
Always draw your shape on the mirror side. Not on the gray back.
Picture 8 shows the first
to make. Its good to have
a ruler or a hard edge to draw the cut on the mirror shown on
Picture 8-B. Always use
gloves to break the mirror glass.
Its good to break the first long cut over the edge of a table,
for a clean break.
Picture 9. Scribe
Picture 10. Scribe
This is easier than you think. Just scribe the mirror a little
ways. Stop, and turn the mirror,
then scribe the mirror more.
Picture 11. Start the scribe
from the mirror shape to the edges.
Picture 12. Use your gloves
to break the pieces
off the edge.
Picture 13. The glass cutting
tool has a edge that breaks the smaller pieces off.
The finish mirror cost $15 with enough mirror glass leftover
to make 36 more mirror.
The edge on my demo is a little ruff. This dont matter
because the plastic rim
will cover the ruff edge.
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