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Got Glue?

The other day I was putting a new windshield channel on, needed to drill new holes, and wile I was drilling my rear view fell right off. This is the third vehical that this has happend to for me. Anyone got a really great glue that will keep it on for the long haul? Thanks for any help
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Re: Got Glue?

They make specific glue for those things. If that doesn't work, why not some super glue?
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Most glass shops will glue rear view mirrors back on for free. Call around. They use much better glue than you can buy in a store. I've tried several and they don't last long.
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Re: Got Glue?

Twice recently I've bought the Duro or Permatex kit. All I can say is follow the directions. Again. Follow the directions. I've also used regular epoxy, stronger than 5 min. stuff, and tapped in place for a couple of days while drying. Looks good, lasts long time.
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Re: Got Glue?

I drilled and countersunk a couple of holes in the little steel plate and screwed it to the top of the windshield frame with flathead sheetmetal screws. On the windshield it was a little too low anyway; eyeball level.
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Re: Got Glue?

I tried super glue once and it only lasted a few weeks. I've had mixed results with the glues I've got at the auto parts store. Once it lasted for years and my most recent experience, it didn't last very long. Going to a glass place sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: Got Glue?

Permetex Rearview Mirror Adhesive works really well. The trick is to make sure the window is CLEAN. They recommend using De-natured Alchol for cleaning as it doesn't leave a residue. I put one mirror on a '78 Ford in 1989, and it's still on there!
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Re: Got Glue?

Over here in the U.K. they sell special kits for this. Weird stuff!! You get a piece of very thin matting more like gauze, glue, activator and etcher. You mark the mirror mount on the glass where it has got to go, mask it with some tape that comes with the kit. Then you etch the masked surface of the glass. The matting gets impregnated with the activator, glue on the glass (thin layer), glue on the mirror mount and you first stick the matting to the glass. Then straight after that the mount on top of that. It sticks more or less instantly like superglue so you have to do it right first time. Leave it to dry for I think about an hour and mount the mirror.

I've tried different kits before, but this must be the most awesome kit I've ever come across. To give you an example: I had to take it of a couple of years later for one reason or another. I even tried to chisel it off with a wood chisel and a small hammer and it still wouldn't come off. In the end I gave up as I was afraid that I would break the glass...
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