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Old 07-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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rear view mirror problem

sound ridiculous, i have attempted every local kit sold to re-glue my re view mirror button back for, now TWO SUMMERS ! it never last very long due to heat or the first mirror adjustment. i have followed per the glue kit's instructions every time. even left it up to dry and cure for as much as 2 days. well enuff of that, what im wondering, is there any reason i cant screw the mirror into the windshield frame like a cj or buy a cj mirror from say JC WHITNEY and install it ? let me know what ya think folks. thanks in advance.

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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Get a permatex kit and use ONE drop of glue. The most common mistake is using too much glue, in this case, less is better. All you want is enough to cover the button when you squish it against the window. The primer you put on the window and the button is also the hardener for the glue. If you use to much glue it won't harden enough to make a good bond. I've done hundreds of them (used to work at a dealer) and have only had a couple that didn't last for years.

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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Get a permatex kit and use ONE drop of glue. The most common mistake is using too much glue, in this case, less is better. All you want is enough to cover the button when you squish it against the window. The primer you put on the window and the button is also the hardener for the glue. If you use to much glue it won't harden enough to make a good bond. I've done hundreds of them (used to work at a dealer) and have only had a couple that didn't last for years.
X2. The one on my 89 has lasted 5 yrs. and it's still fine. Get the perma tex kit.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:32 AM   #4
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X3 on the permatex kit. One drop of glue in the center is all you need. Anymore and it doesn't dry properly.

It also doesn't hurt to glue the button on and leave the weight of the mirror off for a day.
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I just super glue them on if I'm in a rush the last one I did I glued the button upside down, I tried to remove the button shortly afterward and ended up ripping some of the glass off with the button.

On a side note do you use one of those sun shades you out up in your windshield to keep heat out of the jeep, if so I've seen many ppl use them and many mirrors fall off on very hot days.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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ok, ill give it a go. thanks every one.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #7
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Permatex is the way to go. And again "less is more" drop about a pea size of glue and when ur puttin it onto the glass if will spread just enough to keep the strength... Make sure the button dries somewhat before replacing the entire mirror
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ItsSabby didn't even read ur post I guess I should have just x2 yours lol

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