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Old 07-28-2006, 08:58 AM   #11
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The biggest part is just making sure the window is very clean beforehand. If the window is clean and you follow the directions it should work great. When it says only use a dab of glue, they aren't kidding either. All you need is a little drop. A lot of glue is not gonna help it stick better.
And heat. Just like with paint, if the substrate is too hot (or too cold), the glue won't get a chance to "grab" before it dries.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #12
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Yup, temp is a big factor in it. too bad you don't live out this way, i may have been able to hook you up with some crazy adheasive that we use here... the "paint and adheasive" guys have some amazing stuff that you can't buy... only down side is that you have to do it exactly right or you're screwed.

here is a little thought i had too... do you have a large system in your trunk? i had a buddy that couldn't have a mirror stick no matter what due to his system. too much junk in the trunk!
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Similar to what others have already said;

- make sure windshiled and mirror button is very clean
- I used the cheaper stuff a couple times before buying the Permatex Extreme and it fell off both times. Buy the best stuff you can find.
- Try to do it in the morning when the car is cooler and the glue has a chance to set properly.

I also, used some sandpaper on the back of the button to ensure a good grip. It has been 4 years now with no further problems.
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Similar to what others have already said;

- make sure windshiled and mirror button is very clean
- I used the cheaper stuff a couple times before buying the Permatex Extreme and it fell off both times. Buy the best stuff you can find.
- Try to do it in the morning when the car is cooler and the glue has a chance to set properly.
I also, used some sandpaper on the back of the button to ensure a good grip. It has been 4 years now with no further problems.
Or later in the evening, same reason (plus, you get overnight for it to really set up before using it)

The only other tip I would add is don't put the actual mirror assembly on the "button" until the glue has really had a chance to set up good.
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I've used the kit from the auto parts store before with no problem. (Not on my Bonneville, but on some previous car in my history.) But if the stuff is super-glue based, and I think it is, tests have shown that the effectiveness of the superglue in the tube goes down with age, so see if there'* any sort of date stamp on the adhesive and buy the freshest possible.

Also, super glues get their holding strength from forming long polymer chains, which they do only under pressure, and at the molecule level. So the proper way to use the stuff is to use a small amount (like "a drop" or maybe 2) that will spread over the surface of your object to be glued when you press on it, and don't use any more than that, and push on it for a full 2 minutes or so once you stick the parts together.
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ok so one hot summer day my rearview fell off, i reapplied the button following the directions exactly, what with the scraping and thorough cleaning and such, it fell off in a few days, i did it again with a different brand, lasted about 2 months and it just fell today, has anyone ever successfully made one stay permanently and if so could you post as much details a spossible? brands, temperature, procedure you used, what you used to clean the old adhesive away, etc cause the instructions on the package are useless, either that or they just plain dont work
Remove the subs from your trunk and reaply the mirror

Not for nothing, if you ever feel your windshield when your cranking your tunes, you can attest to how much vibration transfers to your front windsheild. My Eclipse rear view fell off constantly even after letting the button cure for a day before putting the mirror back on.

I just got used to driving without the rear view mirror and left it off, but for the Bonne, maybe you can get a suction cup mirror??? or try letting the button sit without the mirror on it for a day or so to let it cure 100% regardless of what the directions say.
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:14 PM   #17
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i actually gave the button almost a week to cure befor eputting the mirror on, i have to understand why anyone thought gluing a mirror to the windsheild was a good idea, my old acura had a beam from the roof to hold the mirror
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