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#1 Alchameth34

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 10:48 AM

Morning All

 

After years of being fine, for no reason whatsoever my near side wing mirror just gave up its glass.  I am left with the grey backing.  Anyway, I have looked around for a replacement online, and there are loads of places that offer replacements, but reviews are always a mixed bag.  I had a Mk4 once that had some awful plastic stuff that was really bad and want to avoid that.   Anyone got any experience of a good place to get replacement wing mirror glass?  Car is Mk5 Golf GT Sport, TDI 140, I believe the mirror is heated.

 

Cheers in advance!




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Posted 17 June 2020 - 12:31 PM

I always buy them of eBay, i just select UK sellers, and go for the ones that have the most pictures up so you can see what they look like.. never got any rubbish mirrors... so it is up to how you use ebay really. 



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the info, sounds good, I just needed some reassurance from a more trustworthy source other than online reviews :) .  Any tips on the best adhesive to use?



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 09:45 AM

Yeah eBay ones are fine, they usually come with the adhesive, which is also fine.

Only things to check are if the glass has a blind spot section and if it's heated, if you want those anyway. OEM glass has one, and is heated. Should be under a tenner, with a new back plate too.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:04 PM

Great, thanks all.  Have ordered heated wing mirror glass with blind spot section from ebay, £8.50.  Cheers!







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