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Old 23rd June 2018
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A heat gun and a lot of patience. It was easier than I thought it would be. The glass is held in by hot glue/silicone on 3 points of the frame. You can see the glue still attached to the frame. I gently applied heat at first so not to crack the glass. After several minutes going around the glass, I took a tiny flat head screwdriver and gently worked it into one edge and slowly pried around to get under the glass. As it loosened up with the heat, I was able to pull the glass right off. Be sure to have a rag down or leather gloves on because that glass is red hot and you don't want to risk breaking it.

I drilled a pilot hole in that broken stem and clamped down on the bracket to tighten everything up. Tonight I plan on heating up the glue and sticking the glass back on.

This is the trick I learned on Youtube. I should have made my own tutorial video.
I admire your tenacity, but just about every swap meet I've ever been to have these mirrors for cheap.
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I have one good one sitting in my toolbox (the right one I think). I talked to several people I know who've experienced the same problem. Most said "just get new mirrors, preferably with the screws on back". Vibration is just gonna kill any repairs you make.
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What size hammer did you use to "remove" the mirror LOL
7 lb one.
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