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So did anyone try this method of removal yet? I'm just afraid the sawing action can scratch the windshield.

I was told you can use a blow dryer/heat gun and heat the metal plate up to 180F and carefully twist it off. Doesn't seem very safe.

Who has removed their mirror and what method did you use?

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OK I tried it last night and the Kevlar thread method does not work. There simply isn't enough space between the metal mounting plate and windshield.

This is how I removed mine.
-Heat the metal mounting plate with a hair dryer up to 180 F
-Use a razor to score the edges
-Heat it up again if it has significantly cooled
-With some paint thinner on a q-tip, dab the edges. As the metal cools it draws the paint thinner into any small crevices and it starts to loosen.
-Repeat the steps above and eventually it almost falls off.
 
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