Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: East Grinstead, Great Britain
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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...