Best way to fix an Internal miror

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  1. Bluemooner

    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    For some reason i head butted my internal mirror with the back of my head :Doh:and knocked it of, how do i fix it back on i tried those stickers all that did was set set my alarm off when it fell off so then i tried the mesh with glue no luck again (it might have been to cold for the glue) any other ideas

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    You could try cat-gut or if it's completely detached staples! You must be from up north, there hardy people up there! :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    super glue:Wink:
     
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    Typing with your head under your arm must make fitting a mirror a doddle
    Try something like instant grab adhesive or no nails
    Seriously go to a windscreen fitters and ask them for a pad Totally different to what you can buy and only come in boxes of 100
     
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    Thank god for a sensible answer.

    It might not be, in my dim and distant memory I'm sure I saw that super glue should not be used because of some interaction with the glass which lead to a crack starting. Worth a bit of research before doing it.

    http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080405021134AAOoCOF
     
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    Never use Super glue -use mirror pads -double sided stick tape- perfereably a good name like 3m rather than the pound shop ones -next you will be asking how to remove a mirror :BigGrin: use a pice of fishing line droped behind and a sawing motion to cut through mirror tabs :thumb::BigGrin: Handy to haveanother pair of hands to catch it :BigGrin:
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    Terry easiest way to remove is a head but so i found out:Doh: Tried mirror pads no good when reversing camera is fastened to it, thanks all for your replies
     
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    We used to fix hundreds of mirrors and belive me by far the best way is quality mirror pads and plenty of them --- my mate does window tints and again he uses quality tape for fixing back both mirrors and cameras
    You could try sickaflex, stick all etc but you wont remove without dammage
    terry
     
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    You need the proper 3m pads BUT first you need to clean the area and back of the mirror with something like meths to remove all traces of grease from fingers etc
     
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