1997 E36 323i Has anyone else knocked off there rear view mirror??

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  1. 1997 E36 323i Has anyone else knocked off there rear view mirror?? 
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    Hello to all.
    I was cleaning the window yesterday and knocked off my rear view mirro
    Does anyone know how to attatch it properly to the window again?
    I have been to halford and bought some sticky pads but it wobbles like crazy

    Any help would be appriciated

    Thanks Pete
     
     

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    did you make sure both surfaces were clean? use alcohol or something to remove grease and adhesive, warm the pad too it`ll work better, window too if you can, plus once its stuck dont just let it hang on its own! any adhesive needs to cure hold it up there with something over night if ya can a piece of wood from the mirror base to the center console would do
    It's a ragtop thing, you wouldn't understand
     
     

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    Did you knock the whole thing off the glass or is there a metal piece still bonded to the screen ?

    The mirror on my E39 was knocked off, took the whole thing clean off the screen, the only thing i found that worked was asking one of those windshield replacement guys to bond it back on.
    E39 M inspired
     
     

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    i have taken the whole lot off the screen. Looks like il take the route you have. Cheers
     
     

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    Go to Autoglass/AutoWindscreens who will rebond the mirror with a special pad - it'll cost you a fiver bunging the guy a drink. The ordinary sticky pads will not work.
     
     

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    sikaflex is what you need. Can't remember the number but its the one that bonds car glass, around a tenner a tube and can be used for all sorts of other things. You can try other things like the pads/evo stick etc but they're no good, you'll need sikaflex because it'll have some flex in there so mirror should never come off again.

    You got away lucky to be honest, i've taken a rear view mirror clean off before whilst cleaning the car and cracked the windscreen on a polo
     
     

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