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2020/04/06 10:29:27 (permalink)

Rear View Mirror

Please can any one help? The rear view mirror in my 911E has unceremoniously dropped into the footwell AGAIN. This last happened in Aug 2019, I bought the Halford's kit, spent hours cleaning everything, and yesterday wanted to sit it on the drive to admire (!) and it's done it again. Had the car since 1991 and it only started doing this (about 5 times)in the last 4 years or so. I've got heavy duty pads  as well, but the green backing won't come off. Thanks, Mary

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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/06 10:34:21 (permalink)
Buy the correct adhesive pad from Porsche. Expensive but does the job.
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/06 10:57:36 (permalink)
Thanks, will give it a try - car deserves the best....
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/06 22:15:12 (permalink)
Lovely to see your car again Mary, definitely deserves the best :- )

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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/07 09:52:55 (permalink)
Thanks Ian! I'm on the case, but sneaked to Halfords (essential trip) and deployed the hated sticky pads as a temporary measure. Hope they last longer than 6 months this time. Will try some main Porsche parts stores, my contact in JCT Sheffield is away.
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/07 10:23:09 (permalink)
I had this problem a while back, 944 mirror is fixed to the screen. Porsche couldn't supply a pad, so I looked at the special Loctite adhesive. There are some negative reviews on the internet, but a fellow PCGB member had success with it. It's called Loctite AA319, there's a good data sheet on their web site (Henkel), but as usual with this sort of thing cleaning and degreasing is vital , so use meths or surgical spirit to thoroughly degrease the glass and the mirror stalk.
 
I guess that people posting bad reviews just hadn't prepped the glass properly...
 
A complex system with the catalyst on a mesh to ensure complete combination with the adhesive, but it works, Mirror still on after almost a year! You just need to hold it in place for a while (a minute or so perhaps)
 
Hope this helps.

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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/07 11:05:26 (permalink)
Thank you! I spent ages cleaning surfaces with meths - I've used these pads about 6 times now! A local accessories shop sold me the Loctite stuff, but was I loathe to use it on my original 1972 screen....I'll have a look at reviews, as I still have it, unused, but  perhaps I'll just have to put up with  it falling off. I went to the Goodwood event last August with retro-fitted duck tape holding it in place. Attractive.
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/07 14:27:45 (permalink)
I take your point. 1972 911 a different animal from my 1992 944. The first time mine dropped off, just before a track day, I recalled a similar problem with our Ford, solved by their sticky pad, so as a last minute fix I went to the Ford dealer and got another. Rear view mirror essential for track days!
 
That lasted on the 944 screen for many years.
 
Last year I tried the proprietary pads from Halfords, with no success.
 
Good luck trying to get an OEM Porsche pad. You'd think they'd stock them, such a common problem. Whilst not original, the world has changed for the better and the Loctite stuff works. I worked in steelwork and whilst fasteners are key, it was pointed out to me that the wings on the RAF Jaguar fighter were glued/bolted...but they were regularly inspected!!
 
 
 
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/07 15:25:20 (permalink)
What I don't understand is why it's started doing it - it had a glass out, bare metal respray in 2005, and only started this about 4 years ago. i could ask BS Motorsport as they did the restoration.....another line of enquiry. 
I'll bear the Loctite in mind, as I've got it, however I'm not seeking emulate a Jaguar fighter!
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/08 07:36:56 (permalink)
Porsche in the UK are all shut so dont bother asking them, the part number of the sticky pad is 901 731 133 20 you maybe able to find one if you google the number! Not cheap for a sticky pad either! You really need to get everything nice and warm when you fit it, heat the glass with a hair drier.

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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/08 08:04:38 (permalink)
Many thanks! Surprised Porsche are shut, after all people drive them as their "day cars", not just the classics, and maintenance would still be needed. Will try the hairdryer thing, that's one thing I haven't done....not really a priority, but a job to be done!
 
Mary
 
PS. Found this on Ebay  dporschepartsman £8.08 +£10 postage!!! From California. Have ordered 2, and they had correct code. So hopefully they'll be OK. M
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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/08 08:32:26 (permalink)
Because I have nothing better to do I searched for that part number on ebay and found one for sale in Woking at £23.63 delivered !! It’s a replica part.

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Re: Rear View Mirror 2020/04/08 08:56:03 (permalink)
How great we're all on to it! Golly though....but I suppose Primrose is worth it!!! Will bite the bullet. Thanks
 
Mary
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