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Fidrat 03-17-2013 09:16 PM

Broken mirror
 
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Damn it! I skinned off my mirror on the side if my tiny garage.[url]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/fidrat/broken%20mirror/IMG_0761_zps9eea9325.jpg[/url]

If I could get this piece and the glass Part # 509201 (at least that is the # on the part I don't know the part # of the glass.) [url]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/fidrat/broken%20mirror/IMG_0768_zps2669efe9.jpg[/url] I could probably fix it cheap.

I am really really low on cash so I can't afford to just get a new one. I don't want to leave the servo dangling from the car but I can't seem to get it off the car. this screw won't budge.[url]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/fidrat/broken%20mirror/IMG_0763_zps1ed3123d.jpg[/url] I actually broke the tip of a Snap-On screwdriver without striping the screw!

How do I get this off the car? The servo still works.

The outside of the mirror isn't bad. [url]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/fidrat/broken%20mirror/IMG_0765_zpsb85c924f.jpg[/url] I think I can buff it out.

It just seems a shame to have to get a whole new mirror just to replace one broken part. Even so I can't get the broken part off any way. What should I do? I suppose I could just claim it on my insurance but I have a 250$ deductible and I think there is some way I can get it fixed for cheaper than that. What should I do? Where can I get a new one?

How do I get this off the car? The servo still works.

pzr2874 03-18-2013 05:46 AM

Have you looked in the salvage yards?

No idea on how to get it off.

Fidrat 03-21-2013 02:54 AM

I got a used mirror from NASIOC for 50$. It has a rattle can paint job but it is in good shape. I think I'll just buff out the scratches on the shell of my old mirror and swap it out. I'm gonna' barrow an impact screwdriver from a guy at work to get out the stubborn screw. That should make it like it never happened.

Vew 03-21-2013 12:44 PM

Duplicolor makes a trim spray that matches quite nicely to black plastic if you find it doesn't match. I think it's in a greenish can.

Ridge10 03-22-2013 01:45 PM

Search on Nasioc.com for a mirror, lotsss of parts there. But I tired to get mine off one day to paint them...Didnt happen. I could not get them off.

Fidrat 03-23-2013 02:11 AM

[quote=Ridge10;291995]Search on Nasioc.com for a mirror, lotsss of parts there. But I tired to get mine off one day to paint them...Didnt happen. I could not get them off.[/quote]

Late,did that thanks anyway. Try an impact screwdriver. I'm gonna try that tomorrow.I'll tell you how it goes.

BLAZE2099 03-23-2013 07:44 AM

Replacing the whole unit takes about five minutes, I'd go that route

Fidrat 03-23-2013 10:04 AM

Yea,provided the screws cooperate. Screws that haven't moved in ten years I might add. And I'm a little worried about removing the door card in sub freezing temps. Plastic tends to break instead of "pop" right out. Any way you look at it this isn't gonna' be a fun day.

Shall I post a picture of the Snap-on screw driver I've already broken last week trying?

Ridge10 03-23-2013 10:09 AM

[quote=Fidrat;292001]Late,did that thanks anyway. [/quote]

And you didnt find any?! I found like 3 when I looked yesterday.

Fidrat 03-23-2013 10:12 AM

[quote=Ridge10;292005]And you didnt find any?! I found like 3 when I looked yesterday.[/quote]

Please read post #3.

Ridge10 03-23-2013 10:51 AM

Gotcha, I thought you need the whole assembly, from what it looked like to me.

Fidrat 03-23-2013 11:35 AM

I DID get the whole assembly. Its just I think I can make my shell look better than the shell that came with the assembly I got from Nasioc. It really isn't that bad. I'm still pondering if I just want to put on the assembly on as is.

Ridge10 03-23-2013 12:00 PM

Ahh. Well like Vew said, That trim paint is great. Thats what I used on my mirror housings and they looked great.

Fidrat 03-23-2013 02:06 PM

UNBELIEVABLE! I broke the bit on the impact screwdriver and STILL did NOT strip the head of the screw. I even started to deform the metal on the door! I tried penetrating fluid but I can't get it past the rubber. This screw will not budge!

Now I know how it must have been like in the movie Independence day when they tried to kill the aliens with a nuclear bomb. "Target remains,repeat,target remains!"



Suggestions?

Fidrat 03-23-2013 04:27 PM

Ok, I just tried an electric hammer drill. NOW the screw head is striped. The only thing left to do now is drill out the screw. As of now, target remains.


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