Suction cup won't stay on glass!

Discussion in 'Dash Cams' started by Matt L., Jun 17, 2018.

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  1. Matt L.

    Matt L. Young grasshopper

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    My suction cup stopped working on an el cheapo dashcam. I tried the most sensible solution and put it back up with silicone adhesisve. The adhesive failed recently after several months, now that it is warm. I felt silicone would work.

    What else? Epoxy? Superglue?

    I don't care too much if there is permanent markings on windshield as the car is a 2000.
     
  2. MixManSC

    MixManSC Pulling my weight

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    Problem also now be removing 100% of the old silicone. Nothing will stick to that... Permanent solution would probably be rear view mirror adhesive. You can get tiny kits of it at any auto parts store.
     
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  3. crw030

    crw030 Getting the hang of it

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    yeah I second the rear view mirror adhesive, that stuff seems semi-permanent regardless of temperature.
     
  4. Philip Gonzales

    Philip Gonzales Pulling my weight

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    I say you need to screw it to your windshield. :lmao:
     
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  5. crw030

    crw030 Getting the hang of it

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    All kidding asie (you were kidding right !!?)

    Of course, the suction cups were probably meant to make it easier to take it in and out of the car with you. So now they'll probably steal your dashcam!
     
  6. SkyLake

    SkyLake Getting the hang of it

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    We always wet the suction cup a little bit on the inside, just like you would do with window tinting film. :)
     
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  7. Philip Gonzales

    Philip Gonzales Pulling my weight

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    Wait I didn't mean to screw it... I meant to bolt it. Should be more permanent than a screw!
     
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  8. Matt L.

    Matt L. Young grasshopper

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    I used locktite outdoor adhesive after removing the suction cup and sanding the glass (firmly, the moh scale for that is nearly same) and ring left on suction cup body. It is ON there now!
     
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  9. awsum140

    awsum140 Getting comfortable

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    You might want to try using vegetable glycerin on the suction cup. Less permanent than a bolt but a lot easier to use.