Rear Vision Mirror attacked by three year old

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 01:58
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Could anyone suggest the right glue to reattach a rear vision mirror to a windscreen. Ive tried araldire, tarzans grip, still keeps falling off.
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Reply By: Tuff60 - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 02:05

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 02:05
You can buy it in kit form from Autobahn, Repco and the like, but personaly I just use "Loctite" superclue, stuff works on anything.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 07:47

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 07:47
I have tried all the alternatives, then found the "proper" stuff at k-mart, but any auto accessory place should have it, all the other stuff failed the proper stuff works, just ask for the adhesive to re-attach rear view mirrors.
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Follow Up By: TOB - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 23:24

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 23:24
whats it called though? please answer a simple question
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 17:27

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 17:27
Its called lots of different things depending on the maker of it. I dont know the actual name. Just go in and theyll have it. Simple enough?
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 12:54

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 12:54
G'day Brad,
I have re-attached several of these glass-mounted r/v mirrors over the years...
Always used Araldite (the full-strength variety, not the 5-minute stuff), and have NEVER had to do one a 2nd time....

The most important thing is, both mating surfaces need to be *squeaky clean*...
Make sure you remove ALL residue of previous adhesive used (you may need to use a scraper)...
After said residue is removed, alcohol wipes work good on the glass, & I give the mirror mounting thingy a good rub on a sanding block... Apply a thin coating of Araldite to the little mounting block thingy (don't need much), & tape it in position w/- masking tape.. leave it to "cure" for a couple of days before re-attaching mirror... Works for me every time;-)

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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 13:29

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 13:29
its a quick setting glue that goes off when in contact? er exposed to one of the infrared spectrum rays from the sun
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Reply By: ROGER G - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 15:46

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 15:46
Hi

Loctite Black Max like s@!t to a blanket!!!

Surfaces must be clean
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Reply By: Hedonist - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 18:52

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 18:52
... and you'll need a ratchet tie down for the three year old. (They can wriggle out of the occy straps)

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Reply By: Brad and His Disco - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:46

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:46
thanks all
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