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One of the questions I get asked quite often is…

“How do I remove the broken mirror glass from my sideview mirror?”

It’s a good question, especially if you’ve never done it before, and don’t quite know what to expect.  But trust me it’s not that difficult as long as you follow these simple guidelines… 

First make sure you have the right tool for the job.  You’re going to need something long and flat like a wide flat head screw driver, putty knife or a scraper. 

You're going to need something long and flat like a wide flat head screw driver, putty knife or a scraper.

You're going to need something long and flat like a wide flat head screw driver, putty knife or a scraper.

Next, the broken mirror glass is much easier to remove if you loosen the adhesive first.  This can be done quite easily by applying a little heat.  If you have a propane torch you can use that, however a heat gun or hairdryer will also work nicely. 

If you have a propane torch you can use that, however a heat gun or hairdryer will also work nicely.

If you have a propane torch you can use that, however a heat gun or hairdryer will also work nicely.

Make sure to put on the appropriate protetctive eyewear and gloves and start heating the mirror slowly, you’ll notice the adhesive behind the mirror will loosen.  Slide the screwdriver, putty knife, or the scraper under the mirror and pull all the broken pieces from the backing plate.  Once all of the broken glass is removed from the side view mirror backing plate you’re going to want to clean the backing plate thoroughly with some isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol before installing the new replacement sideview mirror glass.  You’re now ready to apply the new replacement sideview mirror glass!

And that’s that! Couldn’t be easier right???

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