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Unread 07-25-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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How to get rear view mirror to stay on?

I can't get my rear view mirror to stay on. I'm on my second adhesive kit in the last 2 months and the mirror won't stay on. I follow the instructions, I clean the area, I apply the base and let it set over night before attaching the mirror...what gives?

I've tried two different brands.

How can I make my rear view mirror stay put?

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Unread 07-25-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Use a razor blade to scrape the are clean of debris, clean it well with alchohol, apply adheisive and base, push firmly, let sit overnight, attach mirror. Mine has been on for several years and still strong. Be sure to scrape the back of the base well with the razor blade and clean it very good also.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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$5 from auto store. Came with sandpaper and a 2-part cement mix to glue the mirror on.
Razor blade then sand down the metal peice to get the old glue off.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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A glass shop. I have paid 5 bucks once or twice and a free install a couple times. Nothing works better then what they are using..... period!
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Unread 07-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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I think I may try a glass shop, because I've done the $5 auto store fixes. Didn't end up with a glue/cement mixture...but I wiped down the area with alcohol, used a razor blade on the glass and on the base, applied cement, let it sit with pressure, then let it sit for an entire day, then applied the mirror. Twice...

Fell off both times
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Unread 07-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
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Well if the Jeep is setting in the +100degree sunny weather we are all having it might be worth the shop fix.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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Hey it says TJ why are we in the Cherokee forum?
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Unread 07-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'd say the hot weather has alot to do with it.

And I know it says Wrangler...but I drive an XJ too!!
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Unread 07-25-2011, 04:09 PM   #9
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Sand the glass where you're gonna re stick it. Glue the metal piece back on and leave it over night. Then put it back on
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Unread 07-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #10
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5min epoxy does the job. Play with the mix long enough until it's quite sticky otherwise you'll be there for a while holding it up
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Unread 07-28-2011, 03:08 PM   #11
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Got it put back on today. I work for a dealership and our windshield guys hooked me up and put it on for me for free.

Like a few have said here, they told me that one of the keys is to sand the base before applying any of the adhesive.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 09:33 PM   #12
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I just use super glue hasnt failed me yet. I have an auto dimming gentex mirror from a durango works great and looks great in an XJ
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Unread 07-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #13
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I had this done for free at the local glass shop. The idiot glued the whole mirror on, I couldn't get it off the tab/windshield, then a few months later it fell off again. Best part was yet to come, all the extra glue he used caused the windsheild to crack when we got snow this past winter. You can see the crack starts at the excess glue and runs straight down the middle of the windshield.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 11:22 PM   #14
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You shouldn't try and glue a mirror tabe on more then 2 times if that doesn't hold it's best to get a new windshield
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