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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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My rear view mirror fell off due to excessive heat this summer. Who make a good type of glue to reattach? I have not had good luck with most manufactures.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 05:22 AM
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I'm assuming it's one that sticks to the windshield? There is a two step cement kit that will re-attach it to the windshield. Most auto parts stores or the automotive dept. of a dept. store (Walmart etc.) will have it.
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Please elaborate! Camaro mirrors don't attach to the windshield. Are we talking about the interior mirror or the one on the door. Also is this on your '69?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are too good. Yes it is not for my 69. It is for my wifes Mini Van. I have had in the past other mirrors that attach to the windshilds (not the 69) fall of and not be successful with the glues they sell at the auto parts store.

My question is......is there any manufacture that makes a good glue product. Thank you.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 09:06 AM
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Any auto parts store will carry glue for this application. It is probably super glue, however it is marketed as rear view mirror glue or something like that.

One suggestion, loosen the mirror from the small tab/piece that glues to the windsheild. There should be a hex head screw that you can loosen to separate the mirror from this. Then glue that tab piece to the window in desired position and remount the mirror to it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jonesy:
Any auto parts store will carry glue for this application. It is probably super glue, however it is marketed as rear view mirror glue or something like that.
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I think he's looking for a brand name. Sounds like he's already tried these types.

Definitely take off the mounting tab, and make sure the glass as well as the metal is clean (use the alcohol swab they give you). You might even rough up the metal a bit with some fine grit sandpaper. I've used these kits before with good results, never had one fall off after doing it properly.


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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 10:16 AM
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I knocked the mirror off of my BMW a couple of years ago. After trying the auto parts store adhesives twice I took it to an automotive glass shop and had them glue it. It's been fine ever since and they charged me $10.00. for the job. Well worth it.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to try GM's mirror glue kit. It is a two part system. I will definatly glue the metel bracket first, before I hang the heavy mirror. I would go to a window installion shop, but there is not one near where I live. I will let you know how it goes.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 02:14 AM
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Also, make sure that you put it in the correct position. If not, you may not be able to turn down your visors without them hitting the mirror. Just test fit the mirror and note the location with your visors DOWN.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 05:22 AM
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I have used the one from part stores for hundreds of customers and had only a couple that I had to re-do. Most folks either use too much glue, dont apply the accelerator or dont press the button to the windshield and tape it in place for 24-48 hrs. I only apply the accelerator to the glass only. When I put it on the button the car came back the next hot day and the glue is on th glass and the button came off with no hint of adhesive. this told me to only put the accelerator on the glass. It worked well for me?!?!

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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That is exactly what I have. All the glue is on the windshild and none on the button. It was a hot day when it fell off. What is strange is that we have had many hot days before this and the mirror did not fall off.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 11:05 AM
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I think the bond wears away gradually untill all of a sudden it fails. Try redoing it this time no accelerator on the button and let it cure for a day or two. I would bet that if you had the old package the store may reimburse you(I know you prob pitched it). I have taken the button to the wire wheel before also. just watch you fingers.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 02, 02:20 PM
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If you go and buy one of the 2 part kits from an parts store, clean the area where you want the bracket to go on. Take some sand paper and scuff the side that goes against the glass. Spray a bit of hardner on both the bracket and the glass and let it dry a sec.. Apply a small stripe down the center of the bracket and apply it to the glass and hold in place for about 30 sec. It should and will work. I've installed more brackets that I care to count.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 02, 03:27 AM
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I agree with Newport30. I tried to reglue the
one on my malibu wagon. It just fell off again. I took it to an autoglass place and they put it on for 10 bucks. It took all of five minutes. They do it all the time and they do a good job. Don't waste your time or money.

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