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    Default Door mirror glass detached

    Looked in the passenger side mirror this morning on the way to work to see it hanging off - just managed to stop and take it off completely before it fell off completely. It's only the glass that's come off, the black backing material is still in the housing.

    Question is - what do I stick the glass back on with? - the car is a Vectra Sri 55 plate so there is a heating element in the housing behind the black backing so I need something that isn't going to be affected by the heating element - do I use superglue, double sided sticky tape or some other glue? Anyone got any advice please as I guess it will need to be able to flex a little bit with cold/hot temperature changes over the year.....

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    I use Screwfix black silicone - couple of quid for a big tube and has held mine and others I have done for a couple of years now - http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsens...ck-310ml/81712

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    A strong glue will do bud I've done 2 now with no problems

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    Despite some people using superglue, it's not advisable as its not flexible.

    You need something flexible like a silicone adhesive or evo-stick impact adhesive.

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    Do not use superglue, It does not like damp or changes in temperature. I used strong double sided tape along time ago and still holding yet.
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it 😁

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    funnily enough, I washing car on sunday and when cleaning glass the eact same thing happened to me. just used some white silicone sealant (used white as it was already opened from a job done couple weeks ago) and it seems to have done the trick.

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    had to stick both mine back today as driving down the road and they started flapping around.

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    I used impact adhesive, very thin layer is flexible and will enable the electrics to work, silicone adhesive does the same job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoggie View Post
    funnily enough, I washing car on sunday and when cleaning glass the eact same thing happened to me. just used some white silicone sealant (used white as it was already opened from a job done couple weeks ago) and it seems to have done the trick.
    White will do the job fine - I only suggest black as it doesn't show up so much if it squeezes out a bit

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    use the 3M VHB tape it is great for anything and is double sieded

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