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joe
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posted 12-27-2001 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know what kind of glue will hold it in place?

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Fastymz
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posted 12-27-2001 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe call any glass shop they will know.And if you dont a rearview mirror,you'll never have to see any chevys front ends again.

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joe
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posted 12-27-2001 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Thanks

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-27-2001 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Miror fell off my Dodge ca ca van when it was almost new. Tried glue from auto parts-sh*t! Went to a glass shop. they used some glue that went off fairly quick. Never came off again. Wouldn't charge me, I gave the glue guy a tip.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-27-2001 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea, most quailty shops will do a glue job for free knowing when you Glass work done you'll return
sam

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T5owner
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posted 12-28-2001 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most Nappa shops sell a set, that includes special glue. Essential is a sort of fiber-cloth. I needed to do it only twice (first time I did not properly clean the glass), now it is hanging again and I can see this black Charger in my rearview mirror.
Try it, this little Charger picture glued in your mirror makes your day

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GTRocks
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posted 12-28-2001 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took my Rearview out with my laptop this summer. I bought some adhesive at one place, and it was like oil. Didn't work AT ALL. Went to a different store and bought a different brand, and it worked great. NAPA had the brand that worked. I think the other must have had an obsolete shelf life. It's easy, provided you get one that sticks!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-28-2001 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Loctite mirror glue. It's worked for me 100% of the time. Make sure you get it on straight!

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kcode
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posted 12-28-2001 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just had the windshield replaced in my Explorer. When I got in it, the mirror was too high, so I mentioned it to the installer, he apologized, due to his mistake, but said there was no way in hell he could change it after the insert was glued on.

Mike

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joe
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posted 12-29-2001 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A real b.... if that stuff got somewhere it shouldn't huh.

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Harrys'65
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posted 12-30-2001 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First off....how do you take a mirror out with a Laptop? That must be a BIG lap...

I have used the 3M mirror adhesive on a couple of my cars and it works great. It has a primer with brush and adhesive in the kit. I have yet to have one come back off. I am a little biased, they do put my kids through school...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-30-2001 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kcode:
I just had the windshield replaced in my Explorer. When I got in it, the mirror was too high, so I mentioned it to the installer, he apologized, due to his mistake, but said there was no way in hell he could change it after the insert was glued on.

Mike


They do come off, you just need the balls to do it. A well placed smack to the side with a hammer and they're off. Like I said, it takes balls.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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GTRocks
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posted 01-02-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
They do come off, you just need the balls to do it. A well placed smack to the side with a hammer

Or a laptop!! I had the laptop case sitting on the passenger seat, and as I was getting out, I swung it up over the shifter to pull it with me, and I guess I lifted a bit too much. Whack! Doh!!

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RagTop
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posted 01-04-2002 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RagTop   Click Here to Email RagTop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are now cursed to have your rearview mirror come off in your hand or fall in your lap for eternity. I would go to a glass house if I were you. The junk in the autoparts stores never seems to work long term. When I had my windshield replaced recently the glass house had to remove the factory base from the old one to accept the stock mirror. The original glue was so hardy that the old windshield cracked trying to remove it.

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