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Loctite mirror adhesive users express positive views

Henkel, owner of the renowned Loctite brand, has revealed the results of a new survey that outlines the satisfaction being enjoyed by users of its ‘Rear-view Mirror Adhesive Kit’. The survey, which targeted the DIY car maintenance and repair market, was conducted in conjunction with a nationwide retailer of vehicle spares.

Many car owners will have experienced that sinking feeling when a simple adjustment of their rear-view mirror results in it detaching from the windscreen. Keen to avoid an expensive trip to the repair shop, thoughts often turn to what adhesives might be hiding in the shed. However, bonding this awkward component to a windshield is not a job for general purpose glue, which is precisely why Loctite says taht it developed the rear-view mirror adhesive kit.

The kit has been purpose-designed for metal to glass bonding and compensates for the different thermal expansion rates of these materials. The product bonds in a matter of minutes and is clean and easy to use.

Many turn to the product only after finding that other solutions fail, as indicated by many survey respondents. “My rear-view mirror kept dropping off with sticky pads,” said one, “so I decided to use the Loctite rear-view mirror adhesive kit and it has not fallen off. The product is easy to use and dries within 2-3 minutes.”

Another reported: “After trying and failing with sticky pads, I used this kit instead and it has been solid ever since.”
Loctite says that the bonding strength is a genuine attribute of their rear-view mirror adhesive kit, something that was remarked upon many times over. One happy purchaser said: “I’ve used this product a few times on various vehicles; it’s very strong and, if done correctly, you can hang off it.” Echoing this sentiment, another survey respondent declared: “I followed the instructions and now I could most likely swing from my rear-view mirror.”

As with any bonding operation, following the instructions is pivotal to success. For instance, surfaces must be cleaned correctly as any contamination could compromise the joint. Many survey participants were keen to outline this point, particularly as some user forums and websites carry mixed reviews of the product that result from a failure to follow the guidance.