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Default Mirror fell off

My outside mirror fell out, any suggestions on what to use to glue it back in?
Just the glass came out, the heater wires saved it
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John, try automotive GOOP:

http://www.biosafe-inc.com/Automotive.htm
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Ernie and I re-glued some SS panels on my bay doors with Home Depot liquid nail. Just glue it and hold it in place with duct tape until it sets. A couple of hours or overnight if you can leave it that long.
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Rob, Liquid Nails could be a poor choice. It's designed for wood applications. It will fail over time in an automotive environment. We are reapplying our SS back panels. They were attached with a combination of 3M double sided tape and polyurethane adhesive. Both let go recently.

To repair I am thoroughly cleaning both the SS panels and the fiberglass surfaces, then using 3M double sided auto trim tape and urethane windshield adhesive. The preferred adhesive is Sikaflex 252, but is hard to obtain here in ME.
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Rob, Liquid Nails could be a poor choice. It's designed for wood applications. It will fail over time in an automotive environment. We are reapplying our SS back panels. They were attached with a combination of 3M double sided tape and polyurethane adhesive. Both let go recently.

To repair I am thoroughly cleaning both the SS panels and the fiberglass surfaces, then using 3M double sided auto trim tape and urethane windshield adhesive. The preferred adhesive is Sikaflex 252, but is hard to obtain here in ME.
I hear ya Morey and it's only been 8 months since we did the job so the jury is still out. If it lets go then I'll follow the advice of you experts. When we did it we had to do it then or loose a panel or two on the way home.
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I re-stuck one of the little 4" convex mirrors on my pickup truck's big mirror about 7 years ago with good ol' liquid nails- it's still on there.
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Went to the Ace and found some plastic to glass epoxy
Looks like liquid nails was used last time (by the previous owner), lasted for the 11 years I have had it
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Went to the Ace and found some plastic to glass epoxy
Looks like liquid nails was used last time (by the previous owner), lasted for the 11 years I have had it
John here's a site you might find helpful. Just type in the two things you wish to glue and it comes back with a recommendation. By the way I like your user name. Are you any relation to RunsW/Scissors?

http://www.thistothat.com/
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