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So my mirror fell off. Whats the best way to stick this bitch back on there? Super cold out because im in wisconsin btw
Razor blade to get the old stuff off, then get the glue made for it.
Buy some rearview mirror epoxy, follow the instructions very carefully, clean your surfaces very well, mix for at least 5 minutes, etc. Do all of this with the car running because the epoxy will take forever to cure at low temperatures.
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Go to auto parts store
Buy rear view mirror adhesive
Glue it back on

Plenty of videos on youtube showing how to use it if you can’t follow instructions.
Loosten the screw to take the small metal piece out, and glue just it on. Wait for it to cure before re-attaching the mirror
> i don't know how to google things: the thread
And find a heated garage...
Not gonna lie I just assumed there wasnt a specific adhesive for rear view mirrors. Good deal
Well it’s called epoxy, but they put it in a small tube and fancy single category use package for stupid people who gladly overpay for it...
>for stupid people who gladly overpay for it
It's like 10 bucks for something you might do once in maybe a decade. If that's a problem for you then you are poor and your opinion doesn't matter.
And do this way.
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Just drill a hole through the glass and mirror mount. Probably an m4 screw and nut maybe by 30mm it will never fall of again
Every time I do these I autistically measure the dead center of the windshield and draw an outline exactly where I want to epoxy the metal bracket with a dry erase marker. Then I glue it on a few degrees crooked.
>Do all of this with the car running
Preferably while in the garage so the outside air will be warmer. Be sure garage door is closed.
seconding this. Nothing sticks good in the cold. Blast your heat for a while until the windshield is nice and warm, then stick it on and keep it warm while it dries.
Stainless razor blades won’t scratch glass like carbon steel. But I would use goof off. Everyone who said rear view mirror adhesive is correct.
>drilling into a windshield
That's how you turn a problem that involves a cheap epoxy into a problem that may involve a new windshield. Don't get me wrong, I get how to use a pilot hole and prevent cracking, but the risk to reward of doing that as opposed to just gluing the damn thing back on is not worth it.
Pretty sure he was joking dude
And I'm pretty sure I made you into an uncle, but your sister wasn't complaining.
I gotta throw it out there. I know "prep work and blah blah," but I have had better luck with that mighty putty BS than I have had with the proper stuff.
JB weld that bitch.

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