Mending a broken Alt Prowl mirror

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  1. dasaffe

    dasaffe Morrissey Fan

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    The passenger side rear view mirror of my Alt Prowl got snapped off at its base (where the peg is melted/painted into the window socket).

    My first super glue application held for a few hours. This second one a couple of weeks.

    But I really want to fix the damn thing for good.

    Any suggestions? Brands of glue? Epoxy? Anything?

    I was thinking with a really really tiny (dremel-sized) drill bit, I could set a pilot hole in the mirror and a beveled reciever in the door and attach the thing with a tiny eyeglass screw. But glue would be much much easier.
     
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    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    umm let's see, buy new one from store, take back old one to store? :confused2 
     
  3. Cheebs

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    I forget the brand I used, but Epoxy fill fix it for sure and for good. On my 3 Prowls, 3 mirrors have broken off. Months later the epoxy is holding. Don't mess around with glue.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    He's had it for a couple of weeks (see post) and probably does'nt have the receipt anymore. :D 
     
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    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    "It was a birthday gift... " ;)  :D  :thumbs2: 
     
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    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    Well you could also buy a new one and take back the old one with the new receipt but if you do that don't publicize it or expect no mercy from the board members...
     
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    Returning an old item under a new receipt isn't such a bad thing, just make sure you make the new purchase at the same store as before. (and obviously mention it's defective so they can send it out)
     
  8. dasaffe

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    I figured epoxy would be the way to go. If super glue is already applied, is there any reason to worry about removing the super glue in order to assure a stronger epoxy bond?

    Two bits about returning the broken toy:

    1. My fix-it mentality won't let me. (It can't be that broken dammits!)

    2. My good-will mentality won't let me. (What if some kid really wants Prowl and my sorry 20-something ass denies that because I'm too lazy to fix my broken toy??)
     
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    NSJ23 Binalternator Lover

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    I crazy glued the mirror on my BT prowl and it's been fine ever since.
     
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    I always thought the mirrors were glued on in the first place. Mine don't have pegs to begin with. Yes there is a circular ring in the window, but it's the same clear plastic in there, not the colored plastic of the mirrors.

    Anyways, in my case they hold fine with Slo-Zap.

    edit: Oops, I have the BT version, sorry.
     
  11. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    I've done a repair on a trypticon and an Invader Zim tentacle backpack that might work for Prowl:

    1: Drill two tiny holes with a hobby hand drill, one on the mirror, and one on the door of Prowl in an area that will line up with the hole on the mirror.
    2: Screw a tiny screw into the mirror.
    3: Using wire clippers, clip the head off of the screw.
    4: Carefully screw the mirror into the hole on the door.

    As I stated, this has worked for me in two other situations, and if my Prowl's mirror(s) break, it's what I'm going to try.
     

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