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Repair => Progress => Topic started by: Bidart39 on February 19, 2019, 01:29:48 PM

Title: 1964 Mercedes 220Sb
Post by: Bidart39 on February 19, 2019, 01:29:48 PM
Last week end I had fun doing a slight repair on the rear-view mirror. Taking it out of its place take nerves of steel. I was sure I was going to break the wood trim that it is attached to. I finally just pulled with full force on it and got it out. Whewww...
Taking it apart was also stressful as I was sure springs were going to fly in every which direction. Thankfully that wasn't the case. I got it apart and was surprised and how simple the mechanism is.
The first thing I noticed is that there was red plastic all over the mirror and the housing. I guess it used to be attached to the back of the mirror.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZPXzCazeNaDVhbjDKherFLppgTwnqpikyaBGfUSYPXFV0-EG4Q2_kefvO8CIV1OnH4iBLJuxo7Et7eKAUTJ_oi0nCDvEQklHQFtJXyECnpwIOb7MUzszuu60RnNOvVQLOIzfq4W_GaLaGVEC9ybqCxQ9iPSEsdgz5tHOQbNVWqmESM2r8hJJhqhw-4OByuDFPZNRS_Ze_NQ-BOWiphlYVbOpKnVt95nTE0zAjunUZ0W7TGO4Hu_r9TUPYxJR-d06CkxpWezeCDnU6cBp_z7OWzGjKsPtecr4uT6ktVqs_tcD9tYPGYLyjl6uQ6I1lGBkFYpwm2NXR2wQ4_Nb3H94Fhg-RqegJAj5Zgp5N89wPnNOjhXa7R2Jx2OAbaS2J7OI5uHIIK3prLzNhr0UhjV4G8cpUX8JWx0jpzGVrmCHhCFkZFcZU7s44C7VIn_LDv-gNSWHa3dGMh-rwfMvquyKbDHojUWszWfYPeLJ8ZMyt9OVzzW6HfsQrUhv8hE0S6tLsIZl1ZG3398vj6G9hq-IAEer_P_4O5E0bKtgSVQaH6W0MpDv5kFIA0co67z7s69yVLjbDQA2iJ6VzJzX6aI35W9vSP91ZXsansAk7A=s2732-w2732-h916-no)
The degradation of the red plastic on one side is noticeable when put up to a light:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Xu9XD5rtKVzR6DX9K7oNMTJuPsPRgZ2q3dzKtoJxAzVibla9zkgZpc2urtD_TDm32YyDtyQHcqOp5s40ARi7bDRh1CRW_D1qKnzisWuB7Le-JJbu8pYankvZF1Li8L7BmwdnJ70NLvrH-EvagBqm0AX9sMUG1UG5I297KYRp5TXAD--ygxFuXtHLLRLv43Jl7ySg9Zh4S-LYyzPXUYO75Oc78GbA3Sj7d2XCs5_vx8QI8FyaQRtztdzv8sjkflrs_btkMAMZmr39eDOC6pPlZcHK4gdjHQaD30jrFL__F2hLksqcoLJztsng7auD7haa1rrOY9VfCG-NQ0ld2ak-h1j9gEpJqaTNigZ9lzOjexGJWAAqhml8Zt6UEDk-FslLyDhgZ9pGqOSb22qb2xuSp80fLHxbIlv_hE1ALDzW1ZPX96J2lCCo-h2WtFhl89IwdgOVimRI6BPfQEg7p1oSY5XgsEBkpLkQJKrpmuMmBs3cstVTXQ76o7Fr1VKS-3vQ5b2EIsKq3VoQrulnbZuh6sG684ckjN1C5vnb4qB61JVr03YoQqA3dNp-DI5Gu0kqzQ_CK0tB6-nCY70thQSfvkjJa3Qa0aqDItJBOA=s1362-w1022-h1362-no)

So I took taped the back of the mirror with blue masking tape. The result is a uniform looking mirror!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uNKL3U690Q_uomcYufIdAVMO4fJW6CpdlGWHNi4cx8Wb4vJYvqdPcb4yDNrYzeULzg3Elu6XRO0fgD81ERHKUPHnuqIwzaeUc7RbWR8Ifgx56G-NjiLdW_A8HaKUfqIRakhAqF62wYix804dR25waYHD6ak0SIrj0jjpVBzJ0DjDGglV0JYUqzv_G9uWje2-QwWlwjhw2za6M3T2F2TBaFVG0RhHVQb1KSdZtzJG4QmsQ_jig0DnpmJp7pxeWY-oVIRWfJOWlcHHr31TqPs5ia9Rz5tfNGIo7p7gBOI3aX0s8wTSBJMvEglh2AfXoheIABWCWubCy5TEPLnkB6MoE8wNggoLQwNe2NTbW_fEqz1gAWESqKM9iEViUVaGYnKdYfSkylylzNEAdOxOlwe22KoX2BsWr2IZAJvKtcLZZR_VAAj5id-y5NO-g8Snf2zJhFXkbtCbYEWAuHjLYAczlHrv2SI70smHXZoTsrRPdej_lovo_idHfrhdo2a8MZCoxTbofHhz1fQolbSWKzFnzqiGiY0XdohlBSdU7ly_X2IrzDIh0Dg6YIZ33E1iYlwGQOvMQq1A0K8Rqd7dbqychWulEfPuSHKQ9UU4lg=s2732-w2732-h954-n)


I also found a pretty cool date stamping on the mirror.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/h1wx8AUDzWg4Cm1NKmd3axYX8IjX0Cst7cUnremlslqGQTQ0Ut85_OIsQHnlexb3kN7nvMsm90A7SNPbJp5Eq2jhjD3KlOp2bvYHifWj6VOXsLliO2YEKL0Xyho9WOo7CTvdcSQhwbceKeeiKSmWh2ydZAqxMWsnlHa_FP96rO4xOt04Wpoa0DZ0TVginBUhO9i7e_Vd3Bsq75RsK0m9QOyaBXbfCZFjq5EnZkKsxnQUquRIEMlsOZxijfEBh0nPRROJRjL6LAJlqMjRN6OvYRX4l0-0Rr6FfWLH-sxqPNeTWrt2MeMxaj-dv5ly-_vvR21UBSgqWbtTudFa5I-L1jazHXY563dm4QP95_4ia5kKI6mElpjgGWKNY3LF2ILcFe4UYC9CrSti0EYaq_dvS10i0WEnoUwdC6d6Ti3XJlJWfBDZ2qlxQTP7U6TGrsYudYufVC0FpO0CNO323EH0kyW0vKgYI6i1x9vSdI69VJqHjtahw3FzO7sm-QID8bRKe4Kh_VJ-yulRL4JRMPeS7OYoHYXk-0uK1P9H4QWKnzN-eJ-9Zhmq2MsCgGBy-o5NIFjpTsWfp4cNx0vWQ7podLIXeJJdWGgtuWtO1w=s1982-w1982-h1362-no)
For reassembly, I made sure to mark the middle of the mirror so I could reattach the mechanism in the correct spot.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l9ZWCfW_-eUMQqO6W4iyTgSItzrGMKcRa1VCCQ8ptcNUV1WUBGQ6nwoxtIy-QSX20FOGPHRlq0eHiXRtqigMMFc8KDojahPDitPkEtW337b5Kuuu-mvckWGTwEmjicQ7Sd-qmzCupezFNCuKu6woEIbxzIxXwaM1qFfRBWrp7Zxwl7PcqoRP_hk-AIjcqmkO2omIjHHl1YPMf6GINcMWy4v7MMqO8Qv27iFeugI90gOz9R-B0MkPyyk99SvFIRi8GlXh774GWlHG9BwYMCRgl-kjyW_LBND9i_1NKgEEO45EyPdbDSUEq9p-te2NX0CsdaxUzirwmTB5pk5nFo2WOwQhcU4SJtoMGHSX1urCYFYIQwF6LCHIJoaJzieA-r-RX7vEl-wq_afDZU7Hl8yj1qEDNvTuEBCSm05BPHaIh5PtUhrAHDIEdKCsrl-Fy5F82wgH8irkMXeJVOdSSFkpcp7RPKr4XJFJhS5QwzBC8ZYp7ADvc1gWmtgqvEksREgdY6auIw4x4ebokCht6YKbrZgkrBGQrL2H7C176Up6EGkVGsv82SUcdnF6SBEz6xZ63F9e7_VI7dzGxL1NmK74OjMW2k7OhnSlQlS9Fw=s1548-w1548-h1362-no)

Then I cleaned up the chrome housing with some Simichrome (great stuff!!).
Before
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kTg4d2tzMDJrWi-7rynXRM40gujGBDNiWyB06UO8w5ACMKYaOsDF2kkYl0ShPA17LxC_lA9njvN159YOe9GGWvm8K4izl-GHQEc-UuAfjlCDv60DpU5gG6WAo41q9oCThSFYQdGj3PWN758dCYeTvBFS1zVaDseZ0Gre1c2Yfr6t-dawJyjF6kRawZDtzYc5pFo4iIJA0ghUqdtUIaeN9shZprbz1dw09rvGkcgNS9ffBA5LsHXbQul2XGmYRyIbHsfgyvnJwsBdAQJD3OIAI-ljTwL0W9jJuTqHlvyMabFkCuWBKnEjkFXeQVNHrIWj7u14q-nN5eK1nSqqoAUitCPi_M4ZDmjoxYLMTy0XePst8QFHFxmgKUFzvH6i2GkXVKQn2kVJ__Q4DGeKgIHif_YpyrsW1f2dq7dJETmCZqMK7av2CL3F_IEnynKoBaGrqdJU_IraUT0Lpr6PTjjzgw-sucHa-SkV4GN9QmZqMWKtM1R8kGqfEJXcK0zaK0Jq9a0gsmGzRl8NfQvNaIeM8EYe08hF_1o6xYrP5Scj-4cou4vxP1wjfWgDjoRIiUsboLPPHfK5E_YJ5k9vG_dVsZa0Hnqktsi5mbhlUQ=s1362-w1022-h1362-no)
After
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oNMu8jFSVIeDqaViTEyt1Ltiut1vUEYIIUloH8rkx5BHdk5Xs7i5z_JrjUn4avP9Nm_ZQgLWctE_SIcM0-HgJpJf2QB39qg8FQFIG3lZaUqqVQBEIWLVCLg_Jf_Mc1pf9D9IrQzIXbsYolupq078L-E1CLJllTzk_11QzfzpXSEpInZ8XW09ScD9ZK4LtfrY8YypYvoQ25yqjAhh-FodcPtmDxNKT0qB4mZr5hoC-9nD6LTgT--mNzqpCtIXhiHmecElbzeYyETkH2QTHn4bg8eFM27N7Ngf6x7Kg5iHx6doYFlOxNotGUkjxu0s-ceqkibnTy7N-ggN2ouYutDnT08N_2sq2hkr1dY1AWsq-wb6syQkk-HS4QcDbgIoYz5ZiMXqqwptLQ70IIYqMfiCH6P78lzgBHZqSc8foJTrtUSCpp2u3kVoMVX4d5EqHRpWEcVC9Z75roYcBaizGQIDpMYHrVpAZBF0B73lf2gEWc44pnQNRUhl_NxuBYn5D6m06F16wyDcqOQe5pfgXHorCmcr8J3WgRpkvxOu8n5iVfJyaovGdXn3zJv8afpZieDAyMwTowLj8AGKskVEISAvULb0AZf6qse4NvTrhQ=s1362-w1022-h1362-no).
I made sure to clean all the glass and mirror before reassembly.

The mirror looks a lot better!