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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Door Mirrors Reply with quote
Has anyone fitted a replacement glass to a door mirror head without breaking the glass? Any tips and hints?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
No.
I normally replace it because the glass has already broken.
Joking aside, it is difficult to prise it out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh dear Alan, what did you hit? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A Discovery coming the other way on a back road wanted some of my side of the road and clipped my driver's mirror with his. Mine had a cracked glass. He didn't stop so I hope his is expensively damaged.
A new head for about £16 is on its way but as only the glass is cracked I'd like to put a new piece in so I'll have a word with my mate who might have some in his spares.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

Sorry to hear about you incident. Iíd suggest that as s/he didnít stop, he knew he was in the wrong, wasnít insured or didnít want to tell his insurers. Sounds like a new mirror is the way to go.

I had a similar incident in my Audi earlier this year where someone didnít want to wait for me where it was my right of way and broke my wing mirror. I turned around to go after him but he drove off like the car was stolen (might well have been!) I ended up sorting the damage myself but the damage to the mirror casing is visible so I feel your pain and anger on this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Rich. I was lucky as the mirror head is undamaged and just the glass cracked. The mirror moved in just a fraction and I could still see behind. I hope his fancy electric door mirror suffered more.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've had a close look at the mirror and there is no impact mark on it anywhere.
New mirror arrived today just over 24 hours after I ordered it. Excellent service as usual from Dunsfold.
Now to get round to fitting it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Luckily not all of us Discovery drivers are complete nutters.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think now it might be a late Freelander. It was the horrible bulbous shape.
My mate's letting me loose in his container of spares as he thinks there are mirror glasses in there so I'll reglaze the old mirror head.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
New mirror fitted. Now I have to remove the broken glass from the old one and try and reglaze it.
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