I've had my charming classic Lincoln Town Car,
for a year. On both exterior wing mirrors, it has small round "assistance mirrors" or "granny mirrors":
- I believe these were simply added by a user - they are not original equipment, not part of the mirror. Does anyone know, is this correct?
I wish to remove the two of them, one on each side.
- Would it be correct that they are just glued on? (Rather like most badges - say, a dealer badge added on the back of your vehicle.)
The big question is how to best remove them.
Has anyone tackled this?
I was thinking of heating them up (hair dryer) ... much as when you remove a dealer badge (or even the factory badge in some cases, if it wasn't drilled).
Maybe use the "dental floss" trick??
What's my chance of these coming off without breaking the main mirror, or perhaps leaving it covered in unsightly black stuff that will never really come off?
I've noticed that if you take a badge off bodywork (maybe a dealer badge), you can use a little light cutting compound and easily clean it up without leaving any marks.
- Can you use cutting compound like that for clean up .......... on glass?!?
Thanks, experts ! Great site
Tears of joy! I got a 94 cent packet of 12lb mono fishing line from WalMart. I put on some gloves to avoid a cut.
Came off instantly.
As @Paulster suggests, the mirror itself is real fragile - you get the sense you could very easily just "crack up and smash off the whole mirror" if not careful. Surprising!
You'd have to take your time sawing downwards and be careful not to try to pull it off towards you
I guess the next step is Goo-Gone to I'm sure easily remove the tape remnants. Fantastic stuff.