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Old 08-07-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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So my rear view mirror fell off today...quick question...

what to use gorilla glue? Super glue? Had this happen to me before and i can't remember what i used. I was in traffic trying to see the idiot riding my tail behind me and SNAP it came off in my hand



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Old 08-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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oh and BTW this is the mirror attached to the front windshield not the side mirrors

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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They sell kits at Murray's or Autozone or the like that has contact cement in it.. Not really sure what it is though. I know it was about a 5 minute job when I had to redo the one on my last Jeep.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #4
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what to use gorilla glue? Super glue? Had this happen to me before and i can't remember what i used. I was in traffic trying to see the idiot riding my tail behind me and SNAP it came off in my hand



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Go to any auto parts store(autozone or checker) they sell the glue just for the inside rear view mirrow.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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GO buy a mirror repair kit and follow these steps.
1. take a black magic marker, pointy type and trace the outline of where the old mirror was on the OUTSIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD.
2. using an allen wrench remove the little insert from the old mirror.
3. Take a razor blade, the kind with the metal on one side so you don't cut your hand or a widget and scrape all the old stuff off the windshield. Then wipe it down with the included wipe in the kit. Clean the little metal thing you took out of the mirror. Follow the instructions, put the glue on, push it in place where you marked it and hold it for a couple of minutes. Make sure it's the correct right side up, they are buggers to get them off if you put it in upside down.
Then put the mirror back on, 10 minute job max..
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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cool. thanks for the quick replies fellas. i knew it had to be something other than super/gorilla glue that holds on those mirrors...just thinking about it now, i tinted my windows myself about a month ago, and im sure the fluid for the tint got behind that mirror bracket and may have worn away at that adhesive...
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Super Glue is all that the mirror kits use. Just use some alcohol to clean off the old mounting location and put a single drop of Super Glue onto the mirror tab. Don't put too much on, Super Glue doesn't work as well when you use too much.

Don't use Gorilla Glue for anything like that. It foams and expands and usually shows pretty bad around the joint even if you didn't use an excessive amount. Gorilla Glue is great but you have to be selective where you use it.
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ended up using some windshield compound...and it was a fairly easy install other than the 97 degree heat and 100% humidity of LA all went well...lets see if it falls off in the morning. Thanks again guys.
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Super Glue is all that the mirror kits use. Just use some alcohol to clean off the old mounting location and put a single drop of Super Glue onto the mirror tab. Don't put too much on, Super Glue doesn't work as well when you use too much.

Don't use Gorilla Glue for anything like that. It foams and expands and usually shows pretty bad around the joint even if you didn't use an excessive amount. Gorilla Glue is great but you have to be selective where you use it.
The last two times I have done it they seem to use a two part adhesive, part one goes on the windshield with a q tip thingy built into the one end of the applicator thats got a blue or green tint to it, then a dab from the other end that goes on that metal tab. With both of them I've had to break the glass capsule inside. Thats in addition to wiping it down with the alcohol wipe. I figure the tinted stuff is some kind of etching to get the other stuff to stick better.
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usually stuff that is in two parts like that is an epoxy...like JB Weld or everybody's favorite, BONDO!!! Its possible that some kits come with epoxy, ive just used superglue when my mirror fell off in my durango. Worked like a charm
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superglue works, till you hit your mirror. them it will take out a big chunck of your windsheild, thats why they sell mirror fix kits

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