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1fastII

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Keeping a rearview mirror glued
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:40:37 PM »
No matter my best efforts, the rearview mirrors in my Ranger and SHO will not stay glued to the windshield. I've tried a couple different brands of glue, I follow the directions to a T, make sure all the old glue is off both surfaces, and prep it as instructed, but they still fall off. Would it help to scuff up the glass with sandpaper? Any tips/recommendations?

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Re: Keeping a rearview mirror glued
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 02:42:38 PM »
You are doing it when the temps are higher right? I remember having to have one put back on years ago...Jeep I think.  We scratched/roughed up the area where the base tab thing was going to go...never had an issue with it falling off after that.
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Re: Keeping a rearview mirror glued
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:10:13 PM »
The one way I've always done it was after putting the glue on base tab and getting it set on the windshield, I put a piece of duct tape over it and let it sit for a day or two before hanging the mirror into place. Never had an issue with doing it that way.

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Re: Keeping a rearview mirror glued
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 06:59:51 PM »
I'll give both the scuffing and the duct tape a try.

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Re: Keeping a rearview mirror glued
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 07:01:56 PM »
Also, don't use too much glue. The glue itself will separate.