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12-20-02, 07:50 AM   #1  
rear view mirror

What type of adhesive should be used to reattach a mirror to a windshield

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12-20-02, 10:28 AM   #2  
rear view mirror glue
check the auto store

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12-20-02, 10:29 AM   #3  
There are a couple of specialty type adhesives for the job. Check at any good auto parts store.

I've used plain super glue fairly successfully a couple of times as well. The trick in all cases is to make sure both the glass and the attaching point are properly cleaned.

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12-20-02, 11:33 AM   #4  
It can be tricky to do and frustrating.

You might also seek the help of glass shop in the area. Most don't charge much to do it.

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12-20-02, 08:20 PM   #5  
Clean both the glass & the metal mirror mount.

Make sure you remove the mirror mount from the mirror! It's typically held to the mirror with a Phillips head or Allen head set screw. Some 1991-up Ford products retain the mirror with a spring clip.

There's a slot on the mirror housing on these cars that allows you to slip a small flat blade screwdriver in to release the spring clip tension.

After the mirror mount is removed from the mirror & clean, prime the mirror with the primer/cleaner provided in the adhesive kit. Be sure to prime the glass as well.

Place 1 drop of adhesive in the center of the mirror mount & apply the mount to the glass. Hold the mount in place for about 30 seconds-1 min. to allow the glue to set.

Wait at least 1/2 hour before installing the mirror.

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12-20-02, 08:53 PM   #6  
Be sure to use only one drop of glue,any more and the mirror will fall off again.

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12-20-02, 10:54 PM   #7  
It's helpful to mark the location of the mount area on the outside of the windshield, with a crayon, prior to cleaning the old glue off. It will show you proper location when you go to glue up mount.

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