I glued a wind visser to a 96 chevy silverado winshield when it blew off on nite on the high way and to avoid it from ripping it off completely I had gorilla glue in the truck and pulled over to bind it now it has expanded and it looks like throw up on glass.
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If you look at the mount you may or may not find a small set screw. Either way there is a small metal bracket that slides off of the mirror assembly. Take that out and glue it back on. Much easier than holding the whole mirror up there while it adheres to the glass. Super glue works but I would recommend Gorilla Glue.
In times like this every penny counts, trying to budget your self is a must!.., Experience is the greatest gift that we earn. Not to long ago I found a small crack dot in my wife winshield, knowing that I'm in a buget I, over look it for a while. One day I notice that the crack has expande to a long thin crack line and getting worst? I couldn't afford to get a replacement winshield right at the moment so I thougt how to prevent from cracking more.. So I decide to use some type of epoxy or glue that will work in glass or ceramics. There is a quite of them in the market so I chose Super Glue or Krazy Glue wich they do bond good with glass or ceramics. First make sure that the crack or thin line to be glue is clean from debri or any other particules in the cracks, open your tube as dericted make sure you have a small piece of cleaning rag and a few Q tips. Dont forget to have a bit of acetone or like I do, I take some of my wife nail polish remover wich works good. Fill the crack or run the glue down the line of crack. Clean any dripping with the acetone or nail polish remover using some Qtips or cleaning rag, let dry and there you will have a temporary solution to prevent your glass from spreading the crack. the bonding agent of glue will keep glass from spreading more. But remember is just a temporary solution until you can fix it by replacing your winshield with the expertise of a tecnician <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Glue_tube.jpg">http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Glue_tube.jpg</a><br />
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I assume it is the type that is glued to the windshield (most GM are like that). You can buy a glue kit from the parts store for this. Fairly simple, the piece that glues to the windshield comes off the mirror unit, usually with a set screw. You use a razor blade to scrape off all traces of old glue from the windshield and the mounting piece (use a marker to out line where it should be re-attached, and I use fingernail polish remover to get rid of residue, then some windex)) then spread a thin layer of glue on the mounting piece and press to winshield for a minute or so, allow to dry. (instructions in kit will tell you exactly how long for the particular glue used.) Slide mirror unit into bracket and re-tighten set screw. Done!
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go to hardware store and get a tube of construction adhesive in the silicone tubes that they use for tub surrounds and apply it onto mirror and retaining plate, it will NEVER fall off again guaranteed! Costs approx $5-6
I have the same problem and read that in some cases 3M Wind-o-weld has been used to fix it. I tried that, and as soon as I put the top down and back up, it pulled back away. looks like I'll be getting a new top
I don't know your vehicle. However, a few months ago one of the side mirrors was broken on our pickup truck (a Chevy Silverado). We had the glass shop put in the new mirror and they just glued the new mirror on top of the broken one.
It worked. Still very stuck with no signs of coming loose and I did it about a month ago. Just dont use too much and apply it with a little paint brush like an artist would use. You can always add more, but if you use too much, it will look messy. I used a little much in two places and when it expanded, you could see the yellow foam it makes at the edge of the fabric. But I just shaved it off with a razor blade and it looks fine. After doing the outside, gluing the glass to the fabric, i also glued the headliner in place as well. I lowered the top a few inches to take the pressure off, and put just a little glue in the track around the inside of the window, then put the edge of the headliner in the track. Left it overnight and it has not come loose since. I think getting this headliner reattached is important cause the headliner actually pulls the glass against the fabric top, which takes pressure off of the glue holding the window in place. In retrospect, maybe if i had fixed the headliner earlier, the window might not have come unglued in the first place. Shame on VW for not dealing with this issue better. Replacing the entire top is ridiculous!
I have the same problem. I got acetone and removed the old glue from the glass. Then I reglued it with gorilla glue. This stuff explands into this yellow hard foam, so you have to be careful not to put on too much and not to get it on the outside of the top. I stuffed the back window area inside the car with pillows to push the glass up, then carefully applied the glue to the edge of the glass with a paintbrush. Then I covered the glued area on the outside with plastic bags of kitty litter to hold the fabric against the glass. Takes 4-5 hours to dry. Worked beautifully so far. Got a little thick and a couple places and I removed the excess with a razor blade. Then on the inside, I applied a small amount of the same glue with a paintbrush to the inside of the little track round the window. Then inserted the edge of the headliner into the track. Did all of this work with the top slightly opened to take the pressure off. So far so good. One week and counting. Hopefully it will hold up to the heat and sun.