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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:51 pm 
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well after my car was sitting out in the sun today (we actually had a pretty warm day in vic!!) get in to drive home from work for lunch and driving along the inside mirror falls off!! luckily didnt break the glass but now the question is how to get it back on.. can you just use superglue etc?? or is there some special windscreen glue you have to use??

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:54 pm 
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use a product called 'sicaflex' - thats the stuff that holds windscreens etc in :wink:

can get it from any bunnings etc about $20 a tube

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:59 pm 
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thanks for that, might go for a drive tomoro morning and grab some (nearest bunnings is an hour away) might try mitre 10 first otherwise a good excuse for a drive. even just driving home from work today (only 2 mins) its amazing how much of an inconvenience it is, went to look in it probably half a dozen times in that 2 mins!!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:21 pm 
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My mates EL and another EF have he same thing the glue melted away. I drive his EL and keep looking into something that doesnt exist.

On the other hand its amazing how much space it actually opens up and how much more you can see.
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:10 pm 
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Happened in my old EA. Superglue only lasts about a day then it falls off again :?

I ended up getting some e poxy something or rather and it never fell off again :P
It's like two chemicals in a tube and they mix together when you squeeze it out. Just explain that to bunnings they will know what it is. Cost under $10 too!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:23 pm 
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Go to Bursons, repco etc, ask for rear vison mirror glue. Then remove mirror base from mirror body (loosen small hex screw). Using mirror glue stick base to windscreen and leave overnight. Re-attach mirror body to base and tighten screw.

Do not attempt to do this without first removing mirror base, The wieght of the mirror will cause it to fall of befor glue has set.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:35 am 
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Any auto shop will have the correct adhesive for the job.
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:08 am 
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slightly different topic and probably the wrong area, but here goes. do you guys know if there is a simple way of reducing rear vision mirror vibration when the sub is kicking in an ED?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:04 pm 
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well went to repce this morning as mate works there and bought this loctite rear vision mirror adhesive ($only $6.50) then removed the bracket from the mirror (tiny allen key), put the first part of the glue on the windscreen (after cleaning old glue off) then the second part on the bracket and stuck it on. in the mean time stuck a new set of wiper blades on and mucked around tidying the boot for half an hour. then put the mirror back on and did the screw up, solid as a rock!!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:06 pm 
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as for the mirror vibrating with the sub, mine does it as well and i dont think theres really anything you can do about it. either learn to live with it or turn the music down!!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:33 pm 
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Small screw in the mirror assembly, in the part that is holding it up. Tighten that as tight as you can without breaking it and that's probably the best you can do. :D

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:31 pm 
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I'm so deaf from listening to my system too loud for too many years that the mirrors vibrating is a comfort to me.............sometimes it's the only way I can tell if the stereo if on or not!

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:44 pm 
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if u find that after tightening the srew it is still vibrating take it off and put some duct tape on the part that touches the anchor only,this way it is hidden, u may need 3-4 layers or more, i did it to the ef a yr ago and stiil good.

 

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