How to Reinstall a Rearview Mirror

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Introduction: How to Reinstall a Rearview Mirror

How to reinstall a rearview mirror

Step 1: Gather Items

Items needed:
· 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
· Cotton Balls or Paper Towels
· Super Glue
· Chalk (recommended)

Step 2: Clean Area With the Rubbing Alcohol

Clean the area with the rubbing alcohol. Then, wipe it off with the paper towels.

Step 3: Apply Super Glue

Apply the super glue to the end of the metal piece of the back of the mirror. Next, stick the piece onto the windshield and let sit for 24 hours.

Step 4: Reinstall Rearview Mirror

Slide the rest of the mirror over the metal piece and clean the area. Afterwords, enjoy the accomplishment of reinstalling your rearview mirror.

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    While it might seem like it works at first, super glue will not last. The inside of your vehicle can reach extreme temperatures, and the super glue will fail. You have to use an adhesive made for extreme temps, that's why there is an adhesive made specifically for reattaching rear view mirrors, Check an auto parts store.

    I learnt this the hard way. Also while working at an auto parts store it was one of the regular questions I'd get.