Extended View™ Instructions
(BMW Model F0130)
Prior to installing your Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors, it is important to prepare your BMW sideview mirrors by throughly cleaning and drying them. It is recommended to use either 70% or 91% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, which will remove all contaminates and residues. This surface preparation will promote the best possible adhesion between the 3M adhesive and your factory sideview mirrors.
For best results, it is recommended to install the Extended View™ mirrors at a minimum ambient temperature range between 65 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. If the ambient temperature is below this range, it is recommended to warm your factory BMW sideview mirrors with a hair dryer prior to installation. If installing in a warm environment, you may skip this step.
Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors are expertly engineered to contour your BMW factory mirrors for an exact, precise fit. Prior to removing the adhesive backing and installing, it is recommended to test fit exactly where you wish to place your mirrors.
Now that the surface has been prepared and you have test fit the blind spot mirrors, it is time for installation. Remove the adhesive backing and carefully align along the factory mirror contour, then press it in place.
Setting The Adhesive
A critical step in the installation process is to set the adhesive between the mirrors. In order to achieve this, simply heat each blind spot mirror for 1-2 minutes per side. We recommend using a hair dryer on high in order to heat the area up without it getting too hot from a heat gun. Be sure to evenly heat the areas around the top, bottom and sides.
Once the adhesive has been heated, use a microfiber rag or soft terrycloth towel to massage the blind spot mirrors to your factory mirrors. Use caution as the mirrors may be hot to the touch. It is recommended to massage the blind spot mirrors onto your factory mirrors after heating for about 30 seconds per side.
By heating the adhesive and then massaging the blind spot mirrors to your factory mirrors, a permanent bond has been created until you wish to remove. If this step is skipped, the blind spot mirrors are likely to fall off shortly after installation, as they have not been properly set.
Removing Extended View™ Mirrors
Once your Extended View™ Blind Spot Mirrors have been properly set, they are intended to last indefinitely. Should you ever wish to remove them, the process is very simple and takes only a few minutes. Start by carefully positioning dental floss or fishing line behind one of the corners. Then pull the line side to side behind the blind spot mirror, separating the adhesive bond between them and your factory mirrors.
Once the blind spot mirrors have been removed, some adhesive is likely to remain attached to your factory mirrors. It is recommended to wipe this remaining adhesive with rubbing alcohol, Goo Gone or WD-40 and let it sit for a few minutes.
Then you may either peel the remaining adhesive off or carefully scrape it away with a razor blade.
Clean your factory mirrors one final time after removing the remaining adhesive with either glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol and your BMW sideview mirrors will be restored to like-new condition.