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Wing Mirror Glass
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gresham flyer



Joined: 06 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Wing Mirror Glass Reply with quote

Hello,
I have a few nice chrome wing mirrors but the glass has either cracked or broken on some of them. Sad
I went to see my local glass merchant but he informed me the mirror glass they stock is flat, not the curved type that is needed for wing mirrors. Shocked
Does anybody know of a supplier who could cut some pieces from my templates, or anywhere I could buy some glass and then get it cut and ground locally. Very Happy

Gresham
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Inglewood



Joined: 28 Dec 2010
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Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gresham,

You should not use plain house mirror glass in automobile applications. Automobile glass and mirrors should be to an 'E ' standard and 'CE' marked. This is a standard designed to provide for pedestrian safety.
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Penman



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Halfords do stickon mirrors to replace broken glass on moderns.
Some of these should be larger than you require, if not actually correct size and shape, so maybe a glazier could cut some of those to match.
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I stated that ordinary mirror glass was not suitable for my wing mirrors,that is why I was asking for a supplier of the right type of curved glass that I require,even if it means cutting it down to size.
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Phil - Nottingham



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most car mirrors did come in flat or convex to choice although flat is next to useless
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