RE: [DMCForum] Window cracking problem, what gives?
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RE: [DMCForum] Window cracking problem, what gives?

I don't have any reluctance in using the sticky pad just every other vehicle
I have seen uses glue.  If the windshield / windscreen is replaced you just
remove the mirror and mount it to the new glass.

I have mounted antennae to glass using those sticky pads on countless
vehicles with no problems.  I had one on my truck that had to have been on
there for ten years.  It was extremely difficult to remove.

Ryan, this reminds me of something you can do that we use to mount new
antennae.  When you get the new pad, use a hole punch and put one or two
holes in it so it will be covered by the black area.  Squirt a tiny bit of
clear silicone in those holes, flush with the pad.

Clean the hell out of the black spot, I use isopropyl alcohol, and stick it
on.  I bet it won't go anywhere after that and you could still pull it off
if you need to.

I don't know why I didn't think of that before.


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 1:34 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Window cracking problem, what gives?

I think you'll find all original DMC windscreens have the British Safety 
"Kite Mark". They were made in the UK probably by Pilkington who have 
been around for years.

Not every car has such a swept screen as the DeLorean. And what happens 
a) when you do need to change your screen (you'll need a new mittor) or 
b) when the mirror itself breaks (seen that too).

There seems to be some reluctance to trust a sticky pad. They last for 
years, just not 25 in the hot sun :-) PLus, if using JB Weld, how ydo 
you hold the thing in place while the glue's setting?


timnagin wrote:

>Hijacked from the DML, obviously.  Are the windscreens over there made
>differently than in the US?  I heard long ago our were tougher for safety
>reasons but I thought that was a thing of the past.
>Every vehicle I have ever owned, including the De Lorean since the previous
>rocket scientist used JB Weld, has never used any sticky pads.  The mirrors
>have always been mounted to a metal tab stuck on with a two-part glue.
>you bump the mirror it folds out of the way but doesn't fall off.
>What gives?

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