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Some may remember my broken windshield garnish issue. (I'll provide a link if I can find it.) Anyway since that repair, I've had a problem with the mirror loosening up. Decided to fiddle with it again and found this. Before it goes any farther, I guess I'll need to take a new tack.

Many have done this kind of repair using ABS glue and shredded ABS plastic. My question is; will that be the best route on such a small area, or should I just get out the JB Weld?
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Can u access that by removing the speaker.
I don't recall how the mirror attaches but if u can access it from the speaker,might u use some kind of washer behind that hole.

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Well, the more I touched it to try and clean the area, the more little chunks broke out. I still haven't decided whether to go with ABS glue or JB Weld.

The mount behind that break, that the screw goes in, is like a washer already.

I put some tape on the bolt to keep the hole sized correctly, then put the washer on it to press against the repair while it dries, hopefully keeping that surface flat. It's important that those surfaces don't change, or the mirror won't mount right.
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I have had a lot of luck with ABS glue and fiberglass mat... the ABS glue is the resin for the fiberglass. When it dries, it is rock solid.

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Dennis I think 3m makes a two part cement that works great on stuff like that.

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Well I decided to go with JB Kwik Weld, mostly because I had it hanging on the wall. Also kind of know what to expect from it.

This ain't pretty so those with a weak stomach may want to avert their eyes. I got the mounting area fairly even and near the original profile. Smoothed it out a little with the Dremel.

I don't know if I'll bother to try and clean up the top area. It's pretty ugly but, so am I, so everything evens out.

If this doesn't work...

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It's all back together and ready to ride.

However, it's 10 in the morning and already 100 degrees out there. Maybe I'll wait 'til this evening.

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Sounds like 4:00 AM would be a better time.

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Sounds like 4:00 AM would be a better time.
Even that won't help. Just looked at weather.com and it's 120 out there right now. About 114 in the garage.

I did take the bike out yesterday morning though and the mirror seems to be holding.

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