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Posted: 9/13/2010 4:18:07 PM
I have small convex spot mirrors mounted on both of the door mounted outside rear view mirrors on my truck.

They have gotten old and need to be replaced. I tried to remove them and they are being a bit difficut. The mirror itself separated from the adhesive, which is still stuck on my door mounted mirrors.

What is the best way to get the sticky two sided tape/foam crap off my mirrors without damaging them? I have some "goof off" that I can use to get the residue once I actually get the tape crap off. But I am wanting to know any tricks or tips to get that stuff off first.

Then I will clean up the residue and mount the new spot mirrors.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 4:20:26 PM
WD-40 will work, as will any bore cleaner.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 4:22:59 PM
razor blade (not the shaving kind. )
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Posted: 9/13/2010 4:24:31 PM
WD-40

or you can take a can of compressed air, turn it upside down and spray the ice cold liquid onto it. This works well on stickers, but works great on gum on your shoes/clothes.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 4:54:16 PM
Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
razor blade (not the shaving kind. )


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Posted: 9/13/2010 6:59:22 PM
New single edge razor blade and soapy water so the razor blade does not scratch the glass.Razor blade gets a little dull change for a new blade ,as many as it takes.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 7:06:44 PM
Once you clean it off, adjust your mirrors properly and you won't need those little things.

Here is how.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 9:28:11 PM
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Posted: 9/13/2010 11:28:46 PM
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Once you clean it off, adjust your mirrors properly and you won't need those little things.

Here is how.


LOL. I appreciate it, but I drove a big truck for about 10 years, so I am fairly familiar with how to adjust mirrors. I am actually one of those drivers who use my mirrors a lot when driving. Also, I drive a vehicle with pretty decent blind spots, an FJ Cruiser. But, the blind spots are not an issue at all, assuming one knows how to use their mirrors. And the little convex mirrors help a lot when changing lanes.

My wife, unfortunately, has fallen in love with the FJ and sometimes I have a tough time getting it away from her, so she spends a lot of time driving it, with the kids, so I like having the extra coverage for safety reasons.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 11:29:41 PM
Razor blade to get the big stuff off, acetone (nail polish remover) to finish the job.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 11:33:03 PM
razor blade or


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