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Old 09-09-2017, 09:02 AM   #1
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Ideas for DIY mirror casing repair

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I stupidly damaged the driver mirror casing on my 2005 Damon Daybreak. A new mirror unit is 500$.

The glass is not damaged.

Anyone have any ideas on how to effect a DIY repair or camoflauge job?

I am thinking maybe some kind of runner band to run on the outside of both mirror to make it March.

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My apologies but my phone has issues uploading pictures.
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Is it plastic and if it is do you have the pieces

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Not sure what damage you have, but I'd start by removing the mirror head from the mounting arm. Simply remove the set screw where the head attaches to the arm. Lift the head out and disconnect the wiring at the connections.

If the head has broken loose from the mounting "post" you may be able to realign the post and head and use epoxy. If the cosmetic damage to the edge is the only issue, I'd consider a small piece of sheet metal glued to the inside of the housing as a backing plate, then fill the scallops with a good body filler. Sand and paint to match.

Velvac has instructions for on their website for adjusting the spring clips that keep the mirror from vibrating if that is the only issue.

Hope this helps. Good luck with the repair!
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Take a look at Brandsport.com website. They sell all kinds of flexible molding by the foot. Many colors avail.
I've bought and used their auto door edge guard but they have many sizes & shapes.
I'm thinking a wider L shaped piece wrapped arpund the edge would hide the missing pcs. Do both the same to match.
Either cor to match..
White or theydohave some "chrome" look.
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Check with the mirror manufacturer, you can probably buy just the housing. I got one from Velvac for $80.
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Thanks all for the replies.

I do have some pieces of the plastic but not all.

I tired Velvqc twice via phone and email with no luck, will try again.
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People are using car wrap material to fix a lot of things now days. If you have the pieces, glue them back on and then buy a piece of wrap the size of the mirror. It comes in many colors and probably even chrome. You start at the middle and work your way outward, stretching the material and then trim.
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People are using car wrap material to fix a lot of things now days. If you have the pieces, glue them back on and then buy a piece of wrap the size of the mirror. It comes in many colors and probably even chrome. You start at the middle and work your way outward, stretching the material and then trim.
Thanks Don,

That's a great idea :-)
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Hi all,

I was able to purchase an assembly from Velvac, it was 54$ plus what the shipping will be.

Thanks all for the help,
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Wow....you must have hit something pretty hard to stand your coach up on end like that!! LOL
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