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Old 07-15-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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What is the best adhesive for reattaching my rear view mirror to my windshield?

I've been using the Loctite stuff and it keeps falling off, regardless of how carefully I follow the directions.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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Wish I could offer advice, but have tried several times on different vehicles over the years with same results as you've gotten.... nothing worked more than temporarily.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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I've been using the Loctite stuff and it keeps falling off, regardless of how carefully I follow the directions.
using their rearview mirror adhesive? And it's failing? That means you have a poorly prepped surface on one or both sides. Take it to a glass shop, I bet they will do it for cheap.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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I've never had a problem with that stuff when you just use it as directed.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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When you find something that works let me know , I been trying for years without luck . SEYA
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
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I've always just went to a parts house and got what ever brand glue they have for that and used it. let the little mettle tab sit there for a few days before i hang the mirror on it never had a problem with it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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Isn't Texas in the middle of a heat wave?

That stuff doesn't work that well with temps like the surface of the sun, hell high temps are usually when you find the mirror laying in your front seat.

Are you getting it all from the same place? Maybe it's old.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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Forget it. Just buy another car. Seriously, I've tried everything and none of them worked once the got super hot.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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Try taping the area on the glass and scuffing it up a little. Easily said than done I know with tempered glass, but the scratches will give the glue a tooth to hold on to.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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Loctite has always worked for me. I'd clean the areas with a razor blade first, then use an alcohol wipe, applied the brush stuff, let dry and then the drops from the tube. Even at the dealership I used to work at used the Loctite stuff.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #11
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Just buy another car.

Oh snap, a car...I was baffled for awhile..motorcycle website and all.


Kid, you're not trying to glue the whole mirror on are you? You're taking the mounting puck out and gluing that on, then snapping the mirror in later, right?
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #12
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Haven't used any to reattach rear view mirror, but 3M adhesives usually do work for me.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #13
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Maybe swing by your local auto body shop and ask them to stick it on. There are some amazing glues for putting window latches and stuff on that are incredibly strong.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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I recently bought the Go Pro grab bag of camera mounts. They have the 3M VHB adhesive thats like F'n stupid glue. I had to pry it off with a screwdriver. Luckily it didn't take the paint off with it...
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:43 AM   #15
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Go to the local Ford dealer and get one of their one-use kits.
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