[DML] Re: 3M VHB Tape on Rear-View Mirror?
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[DML] Re: 3M VHB Tape on Rear-View Mirror?



I hear you, I hit my head on my mirror shortly after I first purchased
my D in '04. The bond was actually very weak and brittle after 22
years, and it popped right off. The mirror was fine though. I used
DMCH's mounting pad as well, and a razor blade to carefully clean off
the mess. I let my mechanic actually do the gluing part as he was
working on my engine at the time. I've never been able to figure out
how to repair the little spring inside though, to switch the day/night
time driving mode. So I just kind of held the switch one way and
jiggled it back into place til it snapped, then position it depending
on the time of day. (very carefully!) Wouldn't want to snap my mirror
off the glass again, let alone break the mirror itself. It hasn't
broken since but I'm paranoid now. ;)

-John
#10715

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft@...> wrote:
>
> You should get the mounting "pad" from DMCH for the OEM mirror. I 
> assume the black vinyl piece stayed on the windshield - it doesn't 
> matter it is a good guide if it stayed on - no need to remove it just 
> clean it off (and the mirror mount too), put the new pad on it, then 
> put on the mirror.
> 
> I have been playing around for a while trying to mount a new 
> chromatic mirror. Installing the electric was the easy part - finding 
> a way to mount the mirror securely has been a challenge. I know what 
> doesn't work.
> 
> Harold McElraft - 3354
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Patrick C." <PRC1216@> wrote:
> >
> > Today I managed to knock my rear view mirror off my windshield.  I  
> > know not to use the super-glue type of mirror adhesive, but I was  
> > wondering if using Randal Brown's freebie 3M VHB tape from one of 
> the  
> > DCS shows would be acceptable?  I would think this would still  
> > provide enough cushion without cracking the windshield as the  
> > aluminum mirror base expands in the sun.   Any thoughts?
> > 
> > -Patrick C.
> > 1880
> >
>




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