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Old 01-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Which Glue?

Convex mirror on the coach fell off and broke in the cold. New one has arrived from Ramco - what glue should I use to install the new one? Would I be advised to wait until I get to Florida in the warm weather before installing it? I currently have a small one taped on which I can use quite comfortably.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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I would recommend clear silcone. It should take the weather and last 5 or more years. Need to use tape to hold up for 1st 24hrs.
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I would call Ramco and ask. They will know far better than I.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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I would call Ramco and ask. They will know far better than I.
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Or you could go to any glass shop and ask.

Or you could use 3M5200. You can find the 5200 in small tubes in the big box hardware stores.
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Aquarium grade silicon will do it.

Cover the front of the new one with tape.

Clean with alcohol, then make a circle around the top, then completely cover the new mirror.

Press and keep pressure to get it to seat tight against the glass, wrap with bungi or packing tape to keep it there until next day, don't worry about ooze.

Next day scrape off ooze, clean glass remove tape good to go.

If there is a metal backing you may need to add a bead around the mirror to keep water out
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Aquarium grade silicon will do it.

Cover the front of the new one with tape.

Clean with alcohol, then make a circle around the top, then completely cover the new mirror.

Press and keep pressure to get it to seat tight against the glass, wrap with bungi or packing tape to keep it there until next day, don't worry about ooze.

Next day scrape off ooze, clean glass remove tape good to go.

If there is a metal backing you may need to add a bead around the mirror to keep water out
What makes aquarium grade silicon, aquarium grade is that it is not toxic to fish. Normal silicon sealant is toxic. The aquarium grade is a lot more expensive and does not have any better adhesive properties.

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Seems to be stronger and designed to be under water

Small tube from pet store may be easy, less gas maybe, only need a little bit, leftover can be used for just about anything.
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I would use the heavy duty 3M double backed tape. Never use silicone as an adhesive. It WILL fail in a year or two.
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You have to be careful which glue you use. Some will attack the back of the mirror and ruin it. They do make a special glue just for mirrors. I suspect a glass shop would have it.
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I use polyurethane sealant for most sealing/bonding jobs on the coach.
Loctite S4 window and door sealant.
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Or you could go to any glass shop and ask.

Or you could use 3M5200. You can find the 5200 in small tubes in the big box hardware stores.
Use 5200, you will never have it fall out again! Trust me, owned a boat yard for twenty years. Every type of sealant failed except 3M 5200.
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