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Hi all, I am looking for two nice undented door mirror stainless steel backs with good mirror glass and the fixing screws that fix through the mirror arms. Can anyone help please? Thanks Paul.
 

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Phil Robson

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Hi Paul,
Unfortunately these mirrors are very hard to come by in good condition. Those that do are therefore expensive.
You may also find that you can't remove the mirror head from the arm because the screw is corroded so you'll need to change the full mirror if you want a better one. :(
 
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Hi all, I am looking for two nice undented door mirror stainless steel backs with good mirror glass and the fixing screws that fix through the mirror arms. Can anyone help please? Thanks Paul.
Hi Paul,
Unfortunately these mirrors are very hard to come by in good condition. Those that do are therefore expensive.
You may also find that you can't remove the mirror head from the arm because the screw is corroded so you'll need to change the full mirror if you want a better one. :(
Hi Phil, thanks for your reply. That's what has happened. The screw holding the mirror to the arm has sheared off. I am getting two pair of bases and arms rechromed, so I'm thinking the easiest way would be to get the mirror backs, glass and fixing screws complete. Cheers, Paul.
 
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Really need these, has anyone got any complete Wingard door mirrors but the bases and arms are gone. I only need a pair of the stainless steel mirrors backs with good mirror glass and the black plastic surrounds (frames) as in the photo below on the red P6. I am getting two pairs of the bases and the arms rechromed. I also have the plastic gaskets to go on the doors under the bases. Any help would be much appreciated. I have got to get rid of the wing mirrors as shown in the other photo of my car, they are dangerous, can't see anything!
 

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#12
Hi Paul, bad news sorry. I dug out 7 mirrors but only one is a proper Wingard and I need it for my own P6. 4 are ugly Tex mirrors where the head doesn't appear to be removeable from the support (if anyone wants them, I'll give them away, minus postage). 1 is a weird copy of a Wingard but again not seperable. I has a Wingard leg but miss-matched head - I might need to fit this to my own car.
I may have more but too buried for now.
So I apologise for getting your hopes up.
 
#13
Many years ago I did manage to remove the plastic retaining strip and take the glass out on one of these using small screw drivers as levers. From what I recall it didn't cause any damage. May be you're only option and replace the sheared off screws. They do come up every now and then on ebay but getting more rare.
 
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Hi Paul, bad news sorry. I dug out 7 mirrors but only one is a proper Wingard and I need it for my own P6. 4 are ugly Tex mirrors where the head doesn't appear to be removeable from the support (if anyone wants them, I'll give them away, minus postage). 1 is a weird copy of a Wingard but again not seperable. I has a Wingard leg but miss-matched head - I might need to fit this to my own car.
I may have more but too buried for now.
So I apologise for getting your hopes up.
Thanks for look Willy
Hi Paul, bad news sorry. I dug out 7 mirrors but only one is a proper Wingard and I need it for my own P6. 4 are ugly Tex mirrors where the head doesn't appear to be removeable from the support (if anyone wants them, I'll give them away, minus postage). 1 is a weird copy of a Wingard but again not seperable. I has a Wingard leg but miss-matched head - I might need to fit this to my own car.
I may have more but too buried for now.
So I apologise for getting your hopes up.
No problem Willy, thanks very much for looking...
 
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Many years ago I did manage to remove the plastic retaining strip and take the glass out on one of these using small screw drivers as levers. From what I recall it didn't cause any damage. May be you're only option and replace the sheared off screws. They do come up every now and then on ebay but getting more rare.
Hi Bougsy, I managed to get the old glass out but it cracked in the process. I've had some new glass made and have tried to get them back into the frames very carefully but the first one cracked as well. I have managed to get two screws, that's why I asked on here if anyone just had a pair of mirror backs with good glass and plastic frames that I can fit to my rechromed arms and bases as this would be the safest option. Many thanks, Paul. Can anyone else help please, I'm desperate lol....
 
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Hi Bougsy, I managed to get the old glass out but it cracked in the process. I've had some new glass made and have tried to get them back into the frames very carefully but the first one cracked as well. I have managed to get two screws, that's why I asked on here if anyone just had a pair of mirror backs with good glass and plastic frames that I can fit to my rechromed arms and bases as this would be the safest option. Many thanks, Paul. Can anyone else help please, I'm desperate lol....
Have another go but try warming the back and the plastic retainer in very hot water before you do and also coat the plastic retainer with washing up liquid to lubrcate things. The heat may expand things just enough.
 
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I found it much easier to refit the mirror glass if the plastic retaining strip is stretched first around the glass edge and kept that way as you work it back into the metal frame. That keeps it much thinner and easier to reassemble.
 
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