Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

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Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by Festus » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:42 pm

I have two rashed '13 mirrors sitting on my desk. I'm going to fix the rash and repaint. I can tape the mirror and the swivel part that holds the mirror but I was wondering if there's a method to take the mirror and pivoting assembly out. Only thing I see it one small hole in the bottom and that looks like it might be a weap hole?

I'm assuming you have to get the glass out but that doesn't look easy since the seal isn't flexible rubber, but some harder, plastic like seal on the front.

Any ideas?

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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by FJRoss » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:16 pm

I took the glass out of one but was helped by the crow that flew up out of the ditch and committed suicide on my left mirror. Once the glass was out, I could access the pivot - was able to get the glass replaced by an auto glass place.

You might be able to warm it up and slip the plastic border off the glass. If I remember correctly, the glass is glued to the substrate (but I may be wrong). In any case, the guy cut the glass pretty accurately and we used some sort of sealant as a glue to hold the new glass in place. Smashing the glass out isn't an ideal solution. If you can't get one custom cut you are out of luck - Yamaha doesn't sell just the glass.

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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by NTXFJR » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:30 pm

I sanded and repainted my rashed mirrors last year. I did it by pivoting the mirror to one extreme and taped that side of the insert, then rotated it a bit and taped it again until it was taped all the way around.
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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 pm

I've tried like hell to get my mirror out of the broken housing and have been unsuccessful. I just put the whole thing on my desk at work since everyone has a mirror to see when someone walks up behind you and you need to switch from FJRForum to an excel spreadsheet, but mine is cooler.
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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by Festus » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks guys. No big deal, would love to get it out but a very easy work around. I’ll tape it up.

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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by garauld » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:02 pm

The glass is glued to the base. A heat gun may soften it up enough to pry it off but then you have the hassle of re-gluing it. I've painted a bunch of them (not mine!) and I just tape it up good - NBD.
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Re: Taking a mirror apart? Possible?

Post by Festus » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:38 pm

Yeah, exactly what I'm going to do. Was just thinking if it was an easy pop out, I'd do it.

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