Tips for fitting rear view mirror

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Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by fuerte » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:57 pm

I fitted one before but the glue seeped and while I was cleaning it up it slipped so sligtly off correct postion.
I am putting off doing the job as I need to be in the mood.
Last time I think I used eyeliner and maybe tape on outside if window to mark positiion
Taped mirror to window until it set 24 hours.
Does it matter if I don't clean off execess glue?
Using loctite and mesh kit.
Done it before so no reason why I cannot do it again but just keep finding excuses to put it off.

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Re: Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by beegee » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:40 pm

They just clip on.

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Re: Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by Micron » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:11 am

Your mirror should have a small metal part that sticks to the glass, the last time I fitted one, I used a rear view mirror sticky pad, probably from Halfords, stuck the small metal part to the glass, left it for a day, then just slid the mirror on, simples :lol:

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Re: Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by fuerte » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am

Thanks.
The whole mirror has fallen ofcincluding clip.
Last time I tried the sticky pads but it fell off.
I will try later

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Re: Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by Micron » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:05 pm

fuerte wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am
Thanks.
The whole mirror has fallen ofcincluding clip.
Last time I tried the sticky pads but it fell off.
I will try later
That might be down to the type of pad or glue,

Do you remove the clip from the mirror before fitting it?

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Re: Tips for fitting rear view mirror

Post by fuerte » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:16 pm

Micron wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:05 pm
fuerte wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am
Thanks.
The whole mirror has fallen ofcincluding clip.
Last time I tried the sticky pads but it fell off.
I will try later
That might be down to the type of pad or glue,

Do you remove the clip from the mirror before fitting it?
Last time I didn't remove the clip but I taped mirror on for 24 hours on to take the weight.I think I may have put too much glue on which is why it slipped.
I have now figured out how to remove the clip though.
It is just such a fiddly job.I was going to do it today but I am on medication for a COPD flare up which is making me shaky so I think I will leave it until I finish the medication next week.
Tempted to get a window fitter out.I have rang one and it is not that expensive.
Thanks

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