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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:26 am 
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It's one of those ones that attach directly to the inside surface of the windscreen, and it keeps frigging falling off.

Before now I've been using a two-part epoxy to fasten it (always fun holding it still for ten minutes), which works until winter rolls around again -- when I assume the metal interface contracts more than usual, breaking the glue. (Seems it's that time of the year again.)

Would I have better results with a hot glue gun maybe? Or something else?
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:30 am 
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there is actaully a glue for this :)
get it at any auto shop!

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:40 am 
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Clean window area properly with thinners / prepsol or simular, also clean metal base properly.
Unscrew to metal base and give it a roughen up on the side that sticks to the window.
Glue it back onto the window and hold in place with tape,l when dry reattach mirror.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:58 am 
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Loctite Rear View Mirror glue is the go. And follow the instructions on the back of the package!

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:01 am 
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Since you mention that its annoying to hold it still for 10 minutes I thought I had better just check, you have removed the actual mirror and are working with just the mount right?

On the front of the base is a small grub screw, remove that, the mount will slide out. Its fairly light and you can easily use a bit of tape to hold it while the glue dries.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:59 am 
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If you use the correct adhesive it dries in 35 seconds and you can refit the mirror in 2 hours :D :D

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:19 pm 
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Used some of the locite stuff a couple of years ago to reattach the mirror in dads car, worked a treat.

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:24 am 
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A few days after using the hot glue gun, I found the mirror on the front seat again, and was able to peel the remaining blob off by hand.

That a specialised glue for this particular job exists is proof that we live in a society gone mad, but thanks twr7cx: I'll grab some Loctite.

RedRoo/Heydonms: Yep, I was holding the entire mirror up to dry. Removing the mount and using tape is something I *should've* thought of -- so thanks for the tip!

While I'm at it, I might replace the unit with something more attractive.
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