My 2001 lexus es300 has a cloudy driver side mirror. The mirror can then be cut to the desired shape and size.
Eventually it will change color or burn a hole in the mirror my buddy had it happen to his rearview in him bmw m3 and it burned a hole in the dash.
Why my side mirror is turning brown. Melasma occurs much more often in women than in men and usually is associated with hormonal changes. So far lexus has not admitted to me that there is a history to this problem. I would need to strip off the backing paint though cause it is intact behind the brown spots.
Regular care and maintenance of mirrors is just as important as anything else especially your bathroom mirror because it is exposed to moisture. Otherwise black spots start appearing ruining its look and feel. Whether new or old many mirrors desilver at some point during their lifetime.
My passenger mirror discolored and the dealer wanted 240 for just the glass panel. The dark spots will eventually work their way in further. I think the brown marks are the beginning signs of silvering as well.
It appears to be the same problem the participants above have experienced. However mirrors are usually overlooked until they start desilvering and scratches appear. Dark edges around the outside of a mirror is a telltale sign that the silver backing is lifting and being worn away.
It was an expensive repair. I am not sure the discoloration is caused by the heaters. You could try one of the spray on mirror finish paints it does a great job of turning clear glass into mirrors.
That is why the dark patches develop often during pregnancy or if a woman is taking hormone replacement therapy hrt or oral contraceptives. On sep 7 2017. It looks like the reflective material on the inside of the mirror is peeling off.
Melasma during pregnancy is relatively common. Anyway i bought a new mirror glass only from pelican for about 50. On sep 7 2017.
Sometimes it is called the mask of pregnancy or. Rear view mirror is not nearly bad enough for action. My driver s mirror has a bad case and my rear view mirror has a mild case of the brown edge incursion.
I got this one off amazon instead for 24.