Reattaching Rear View Mirror

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The adhesive that holds the rear view mirror to the windshield glass can lose its gripping power over time. If you find your rear view mirror lying on the floor or seat, it can easily be re-attached by using VersaChem® Rear View Mirror Adhesive.

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Mark the old mirror location on the outside of the glass with a piece of tape or a red marking pencil.
  2. Clear the old adhesive off of the windshield with a razor knife and make sure that the metal button is also free from the old adhesive.
  3. Remove the cardboard sleeve and bend the plastic primer vial to snap the inside cylinder. Primer will then flow into the felt tip.
  4. Apply thin film of primer to the side of the metal button that will come into contact with the windshield. Allow to dry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Once the primer has dried, apply a single drop or small bead of adhesive to primed metal button. Adhesive will spread when the metal button is pressed to the windshield.
  6. Before pressing the metal button onto the windshield, make sure that it is not upside down.
  7. Position fixture on glass and apply pressure for 60 seconds. DO NOT MOVE while adhesive is setting.
  8. Wait an additional 30 minutes before mounting mirror to bracket.
  9. Once installed, it is a permanent adhesion.  Do not remove.


  • This product works best on metal buttons.  Do not use on plastic buttons, as adhesion may fail.
  • For best adhesion, remove all previous adhesive residue from glass and metal button prior to applying the new adhesive product.