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Old 13 Feb 2006, 12:41 pm
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Hi, I have just received a new inside rearview mirror (chrome with flames) but the stock mounting plate is too big, so I have to replace it by the new one.So: remove the original one, cleaning the windshield and glue with silicone the new one...is it difficult to do ? any feedback or suggestions ?
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Old 13 Feb 2006, 02:19 pm
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Hi, I have just received a new inside rearview mirror (chrome with flames) but the stock mounting plate is too big, so I have to replace it by the new one.So: remove the original one, cleaning the windshield and glue with silicone the new one...is it difficult to do ? any feedback or suggestions ?
A couple tips:

I am presuming you are using the specialty mirror adhesive, not a general purpose silicon... if not, head to your local auto parts shop for the right stuff, a couple bucks spent now will save you annoyance down the road.

Be very diligent in cleaning off the old adhesive.

Follow the instructions for the new adhesive to the letter.

Be sure both surfaces are perfectly clean, with no solvent residue on them.

Make sure the temperature is right (Too hot or too cold will screw up the bond).

Allow plenty of time for the glue to dry before mounting the mirror on the plate or driving the car.


Done right the glue job should last the life of the windshield.

---- If you don't feel comfortable doing this installation yourself (it really is pretty easy), visit a trusted auto-glass installer and pay them to do it for you.
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Old 13 Feb 2006, 02:51 pm
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Thanks for the reply.
The glue is a special glue include in the kit but there is no indication about the temperature (shall I warm the windshield with a hair dryer or let to the ambiant temp 15 C° at night in garage).
I'm only afraid to remove the stock one from the windshield.

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i would have a glass place do it just to be on the safe side, it couldnt cost that much
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[)]Seems like if it is made to fit the PT it should FIT....
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Most aftermarket mirrors come with an adapter, check with the seller first.
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 05:06 am
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[)]Seems like if it is made to fit the PT it should FIT....
Most of items purchased fits but some don't (maybe because I have an european model [:I]).It was the same for my short antenna (I made an adaptator myself).
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 11:07 am
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[)]Seems like if it is made to fit the PT it should FIT....
Any aftermarket mirrors will fit almost any car. Not every manufacturer uses the same size mount which requires replacing the original. I had to change mine.
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Old 16 Feb 2006, 06:29 am
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If it's the Autotechnica mirror flamed with a box that is covered in real flames... then it comes with glue AND a small little black adapter. Although, I did get mine from a PT Online store.
Anyhow, the chrome mirror mount fits into this, is glued (I think at this point it is also), then slides into factor mirror slot and is glued (Again heh) along with a screw to tighten. I only had mine on for a day (just for a small little show with friends), then took it off so I didn't scratch it or anything. I play with my mirror too much in a day, and keeping the chrome clean was already too much in a day lol (I am picky about that...). Even have the chromed vent knobs that drive me CRAZY trying to keep them clean as well as other items in my car...
Maybe I should go check on those now... make sure...
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Old 16 Feb 2006, 05:47 pm
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... with a box that is covered in real flames...
Um... you mean the box is covered with pictures of real flames?

Or did you get a discount at a Fire Sale?

(I'm sorry... I just couldn't resist this opportunity for a 'Grammer Flame')

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