1968 Charger rear-view mirror question

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  1. funknut

    funknut Well-Known Member

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    Took my rear-view mirror down to clean up and paint, it was looking pretty scabby. Have a few questions though. It looks as though the vertical shaft was coming loose, and the previous owner attempted to repair it by drilling it and using a grub screw to hold it in place.

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    I'm going to give it a good clean, knock down the burrs from where it was drilled, sand it smooth and then prime and paint it. Before I paint it I want to glue the stud in and fill the hole. I was thinking of using JB Weld or some other 2-part epoxy like this:

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200642733_200642733

    Any opinions?

    Also, what is this made of? Feels like pot metal, too heavy for aluminum.

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    Please do not fill that hole, it's original.

    As for cleaning, since it's already removed from the car, place it in a parts washing bin and douse it with oven cleaner. Let it soak overnight then hit it with fine steel wool (wear gloves). Rinse it with brake cleaner then you can polish/buff if you like. I'm partial to the brushed look.
     
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    • funknut

      funknut Well-Known Member

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      Ok great info, thanks. I haven’t seen that hole in any of the pics I’ve looked through. Happy to keep it if it’s original.

      Maybe the previous owner just used an oversized set screw, then, because the hole is mushroomed out quite a bit and the screw doesn’t seem to engage the pin correctly.

      Appreciate the info, you saved me a bunch of time. :thumbsup:
       
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        This is what the original finish looks like....

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