My rear view mirror came off, and I dutifully got a glue kit and followed
all the instructions except for one detail -- I put the wrong side of the
clip against the glass. I discovered this when I tried to hang the mirror
How do I get the clip back off the glass without breaking anything? The
glue package does not discuss what to do in this case.
Sometimes you can slip a razor blade inbetween the mount and the
glass. esp as the correct side usually has a smaller contact patch.
Some of the earlier adhesives could also be removed with nail polish
It's on too tight for a razor blade to go under. I tried to soak it for 2
hours with acitone (hard to do both because of the reverse angle of the
glass makes it drip off, and that acitone evaporates very quickly. Any
attempt to tape a pad soaked in aciton to it also resulted in quick failure
because acitone also softens the adhesive on the tape, so it falls off in a
An email message suggested gently heating the plate with a soldering iron
until the glue softens. Anyone else try this? I'm afraid the heat would
crack the glass!
I was able to get a kit of three clips, different sizes from Autozone. One
fit my mirror and I have it fixed -- thanks. Got another suggestion to use
carborator cleaner to soak off old one. Did not work either!
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