Objects in the mirror

I’m in love with my 

car (glue)

While there is a car glue to fix just about anything, it is important to choose the right one because so many different materials are integrated in a modern vehicle. They don’t build cars like they used to, that’s for sure, but the upside is, it’s much easier to fix loose trim or torn upholstery these days.

One simple DIY project you might want to undertake is fixing the rear-view mirror, which we’ll cover in detail. If, like the band Queen, you’re in love with your car, make sure you have the right car glue!

How to fix a rear-view mirror with car glue

Here we cover one of the most common car repair jobs. Fear not, this is a simple job that any driver can do at home in a few minutes! Follow our steps below for a professional finish.

  1. On the outside, mark the position of the rear-view mirror on the windshield using masking tape. This will be removed later.
  2. Remove the residual automotive adhesive from the inside windshield using a scraper blade. The mirror is usually attached to a metal plate. Remove any leftover car glue here too, and then separate the plate from the mirror stem. Wipe both the windshield and plate with an alcohol swab to remove the residue.
  3. Place adhesive tape across the back of the metal plate. This will help keep it in place until the car adhesive fully sets.
  4. Apply the car glue to the plate by evenly spreading it across the surface. If your glue includes an activator, apply this before the glue. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions. During this stage, make sure that both pieces roughly have the same temperature to avoid any problems later on.
  5. Fix the plate to the windshield, using the guide on the outside to position it correctly. Check that the plate is the right way up. You want to move the plate as little as possible as excessive movement can damage the plate and or harm the windshield.
  6.  Press it firmly into place and hold it for around 30 seconds, then use the tape to keep it there for the next hour or so.
  7.  Remove the tape, clean off any car glue overspill and attach the mirror back onto the metal plate.

Which is the best car glue?

Finding the right glue for car parts can be a minefield. Cut out the clutter on hardware store shelves and go straight for the best products.

Reach for LePage Plastic Bonder Super Glue: this is a great glue for plastic car parts as it dries transparent You won’t even notice anything was wrong in the first place. this two-part cyanoacrylate adhesive sets in seconds and develops tremendous strength with just one drop. The activator primes hard-to-bond surfaces such as polypropylene and polyethylene. No mixing is required. Simply prime and glue. Super Glue Plastic Bonder dries clear and sets without clamping. It is resistant to water, most chemicals and freezing temperatures. So don’t worry about outdoor conditions while on the road!

For the ambitious DIYer, LePage 100% Glue Repair Gel should be your go-to glue for any job around the home or garage you need done right. This powerful gel is your first choice for projects which require gap filling capabilities, tremendous bond strength, and resistance to extreme conditions. It also offers excellent adhesion and high initial grab that cures quickly, whether you’re working with glass or metal.

LePage 100% Glue Repair Gel also features excellent resistance to vibration, impact, moisture, and UV, offering long reliability anywhere it is used.

For all other repairs inside your vehicle use LePage Flexible Plastic Adhesive. This product is specifically formulated for mending flexible materials and delivers a transparent and waterproof bond. LePage Flexible Plastic Adhesive bonds well to vinyl, leather and fabric and is ideal for seat cover repairs. It won’t yellow or become brittle with time, so your car seats will stay comfy for years to come!