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My rearview mirror came off my pickup and I have never had good luck with the glues to hold them up. Is there some trick I am missing? Is there a certain brand I should get? Does GM make a special glue?

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I have never had a problem with the 2 part rear view mirror epoxy that is available at most parts stores. Just make sure you clean both the glass and mount before installing, and remember you have to remove the mirror from the mounting piece and just glue the mount to the windshield. You cant try to glue the mirror and mount to the window when they are assembled, it is too heavy. When it is done right you need to put your feet on the windshield to pull these things off!

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Brian,
I'm with you. I tried to get the part-store glue to work, only to have to re-glue it 3-6 months later. Especially if the summer is real hot. Maybe I'm doing the same thing wrong you are, dunno. But, I took my truck to a local windsheild place. My luck was that they didn't charge me, so long as I tipped the installer. Very cool. Never had a problem with that mirror after that.

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Brian,
I have done several and never had a problem with the glue kits from the parts stores. I think one thing is very important, getting all the old glue etc off the window and mirror.


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you can use the loctite 2-part adhesive found in most part stores.it's alot easier to get the old glue off if you put some alcohol or lighter fluid on the bracket and lite it then scrape it with a single edge razor blade.also,take some medium grit emery cloth or something to rough up the bracket on the side that goes against the windshield.after you put the primer on the glass and the bracket,wait till it's dry before applying the glue.after applying the glue to the bracket only, put it against the windshield and push fairly hard for about 30 seconds. that should hold it.i've worked in glass shops for years and this method has never failed me.
 
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