Reverse camera falling off the screen

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  1. Charlie

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    Reverse camera has fallen of the bloody screen yet again... Auto sleeper saw fit to hang the reverse camera on the mount where the mirror usually goes. It fell of some weeks ago so I stuck it back using the correct pad and it's off again.

    I bet I'm not the first this has happened too !!! So what is the answer ? Has anyone a reccomedation for a sticky pad that works or ideas where the screen could be mounted somewhere else ? I have the screen permanently on so could do with sorting it ASAP ..

    Thanks !
     
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    Sikaflex it Charlie wedge it over night
    It wont fall of again
     
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    Stick pads....pfftt !
    Waste of time.

    This stuff is guaranteed to work.

    It contains a Glass cleaning wipe, which MUST be used, a small sheet of perforated gauze and a tube of glass bond superglue.

    Cut the gauze to the exact shape of the mount, clean the screen around where it will be mounted.
    Once you reach this stage you need to work quickly.
    Spread a little glue evenly on the pad and lay on the gauze in the glue.
    Spread more glue on the gauze and ensure it is well covered....use the spreader provided.
    Carefully press the base to the glass and hold in place for (from memory) 30 seconds....NO SECOND CHANCE AFTER ITS STUCK.

    Last one I did lasted 5 years and was still on when I sold the.car.

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/310420622206
     
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    The problem with double sided tape, no matter how good, is the glue gets hot on the windscreen glass and loses its adhesion strength.
     
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    I got a kit from our local windscreen replacement co. much like @pappajohn described.
     
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    Yes, I had a few from autoglass when I worked on recovery.
     
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    Thanks gents.. Ordered the 3M tape as a preferred option and the locktite in case....

    Thanks again !
     
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    PJ is correct. I used 3M VHB for the dashcam in the Jaaag and usually failed after a month or two. Loctite (other brands are available) glass glue did the trick
     
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    Cheers. I've ordered both products on the basis the 3M tape will come in handy anyway but will use the Loctite if it's that good.

    I wondered if anyone had come up with an alternative place to mount the reverse screen ?
     
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    I viewed a used Kemerton yesterday and the owner had removed the rvm mount completely and had the screen hard wired and located in the right hand corner of his dash.
     
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    I was once surprised to be advised "under no circumstances use ordinary superglue on a screen" something to do with the glue being so rigid it can stress and crack the screen.

    It was a good while ago.
     
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    Another option might be to call into local autoglass depot and ask a technician to glue it . Cant imagine they would charge much but possibly unlikely to offer any warranty re potential stress cracks mentioned above as its not their screen they are attaching to.
     
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    pp right used loctite still there
     
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    Drill a small hole through and screw it from the outside!
     
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    Another example of legendary VanBitz workmanship perhaps :whistle:?

    :D
     
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    :ROFLMAO: Nope we know better than to use screen mounted monitors! Wrong viewing angle, too much vibration and they tend to fall off (y)
     
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