Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive
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Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive

Part No. 81840 Warranty Details  
$5.79
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2-Part (towelette and pipette) professional-strength rearview mirror adhesive and activator. Includes a medical-grade towelette that helps to minimize application messes and improve application accuracy and safety.
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PermatexExtreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive
 
2.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (4)
  • Automotive repair shop (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked for me

I was told by the manager at my local advance auto parts store not to use too much glue and that 'less' is more. I think others had problems because they squirted too...Read complete review

I was told by the manager at my local advance auto parts store not to use too much glue and that 'less' is more. I think others had problems because they squirted too much glue onto the button. I do admit that there is no way to gauge how much of a drop to apply. The written instructions are unclear on this.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Joke's on Me

After following the directions I found I had a patch of runny glue on the windshield that didn't fully harden/set after a full day and certainly wouldn't hold a mirror. It might work...Read complete review

After following the directions I found I had a patch of runny glue on the windshield that didn't fully harden/set after a full day and certainly wouldn't hold a mirror. It might work IF you removed the windshield, turned it upside down, and attatched it that way so that gravity pulled it into the windshield. Give it a week to set and reinstall the windshield and you'll be ready to go. I strongly recommend this product to anyone wanting to spend hours of quality time with their family working on a impossible mirror repair project. The product has unlimited sales potential for that demographic.

Please pull this product from the shelves ASAP.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

Worked perfectly

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

I've got a 2013 Hyundai Elantra and was worried about the mixed reviews on this product. It was super hot outside the week my mirror fell off and I put it back on. I waited until about 7 pm and used it. Worked perfectly! The next day I was still worried since the temp was going to be in the 90s. I did not move the mirror at all until the second day, but it's still up and working perfect.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rearview mirror adhesive

By 

from pennsylvania

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Works Good Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage

    Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

    used the product to repair mirror on 82 camaro Z28, easy to use

     
    5.0

    Great Product!!!

    By 

    from Ohio

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

    This product works within a minute, however I waited a few hours, after string it on the windshield. The instructions say apply one drop, but for five plus bucks, I'm not taking any chances on having to buy an additional pack, so I coated the entire side I was mounting in place, and held it in place for 2-3 min (applying pressure). So far so good! Do yourself a favor and don't do the application until sunset.

     
    5.0

    Prep is Key - Worked for Me

    By 

    from Star Prairie, WI

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

        As with most anything, results vary based upon the amount of prep taken. I feel if you follow the directions for this product, it will work as advertised. I took care to sand the metal button and to carefully scuff the windshield where the button was to be affixed. Prep wipe is for windshield only and doubles as the activator for the adhesive, which goes on the button only. So far, so good!

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So far so good

        By 

        from Melbourne, FL

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

          Mirror fell off. Read all the bad reviews on this product. Have a lot of experience with Permatex products as they are VERY good. Talked to the Advanced Auto Parts store manager about this. He said to let the "button" glue dry (cure) for at least 24 hours before hanging the mirror on it. Followed the instructions exactly, except I let it dry for about 24 hours, then hung the mirror. It's still hanging there after about 5 weeks in the hot Florida Summer heat. Good product, but maybe Permatex needs to change their instructions.

          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to use, durable

          By 

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Upkeep

            Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

            Easy to use

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By 

            from Melbourne, FL

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Experienced DIY

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Automotive Repair Shop
              • Hang mirror what else
              • Home Garage

              Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

              Read all the bad comments on this product. But I have a lot of experience with Permatex products and they are exceptional. So I spoke with the AAP store manager regarding all the bad comments on this product. He said the mirrors were falling off because the glue for the "button" needs to cure overnight, 24+ hours, regardless of the Permatex instructions. So I followed the instructions exactly, BUT let it cure 24 hours, THEN hung the mirror the next day. It has now been 30+ days in the HOT Florida summertime and the mirror still hangs. Ignore the bad comments, the stuff works, just let it cure overnight.

               
              4.0

              Works as advertised

              By 

              from Huntsville,AL

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

              I followed directions and installed one day ago and it seems to have bonded well. Had a good date on it

              (44 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worked for me

              By 

              from Somerset, PA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Automotive Repair Shop
              • Home Garage
              • Roadside Repairs
              • Upkeep

              Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

              I was told by the manager at my local advance auto parts store not to use too much glue and that 'less' is more. I think others had problems because they squirted too much glue onto the button. I do admit that there is no way to gauge how much of a drop to apply. The written instructions are unclear on this.

               
              3.0

              Will not buy again

              By 

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive:

              Not the best product out there

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              • Q:

                Is this safe to use in a fish tank?
                Asked on 9/27/2013 by Johns from Atlanta GA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Johns. No, with reference to your inquiry on the Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive - Part No. 81840, the glass panes of fish tank are never allowed to touch each other, as the movement of the water (vibrations from filter pump, fish movements, transfer of vibrations from persons passing by etc.) would lead to the self-destruction of the glass. The (thin) adhesive layer would not be sufficient to prevent the glass panes from direct contact and is not elastic enough to absorb the forces, which may occur. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 9/27/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                how critical is the 50 to 75 derg. applacation of rear view merrow installation ?
                Asked on 8/19/2012 by willy from irving,texas

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This part Permatex Extreme Rearview Mirror Professional-Strength Adhesive, Part No. 81840 is a two part adhesive that permanently bonds mirror buttons to windshields. The extreme product is easier to use than the standard rear view mirror adhesive. It achieves handling strength in seconds, and mirror mounting strength in 30 minutes. ODC free. OEM approved. NOT designed for PLASTIC buttons., PRODUCT BENEFITS: • Easy to use, • Fast curing, • OEM factory service specified, TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • All foreign and domestic metal rearview mirror mounting buttons., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Repairs can be made ideally at temperatures from 50°F to 75°F. Repairs made at lower temperatures will take longer to cure. 1. Remove the mounting button from the mirror bracket., 2. On the outside of the windshield, mark the spot where the button was mounted with a felt-tip marker or crayon., 3. Scrape all old adhesive off windshield and the button with a safety razor. (Be careful not to gouge button with razor.)., 4. Using fine grit sandpaper, place on a flat, hard surface and gently sand the mounting surface of the button using a circular motion., 5. Open the Cleaner/Activator towelette by pulling both sides of the protective packet at a point at the top sides of the package. Fold the packet back to use. The towelette is attached to the foil packet. Do Not Remove., 6. Apply the activator to the inside of the windshield where the spot has been marked by the felt-tip marker. Use a circular motion and make sure that the activator overlaps the mark by at least ½ inch. Allow the activator to dry for at least 2 minutes. DO NOT TOUCH the glass after the activator has been applied., 7. Remove the twist-off cap from the adhesive pencil. Carefully cut off the tip of the pencil with scissors or a knife. Apply one drop only to the center of the button. (Remember, more is not better.)., 8. Immediately apply the button to the windshield, ensuring that the correct side is up (usually the rounded side). Hold firmly against the windshield for at least 1 minute. Do not move the button during this time. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes., 9. Mount the mirror bracket onto the button. Clean off the marking on the outside of the windshield with alcohol., 10. Wipe off any uncured resin with a cloth., 11. Uncured resin may be cleaned up with a cloth saturated with alcohol., 12. Clean hands with Fast Orange hand cleaner.
                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 8/20/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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