Use as a car glue for:
Replacing a door seal on a car or fixing a window seal is done easily and quickly with Mister Glue. It doesn’t matter if the car gasket is separated from the metal or if it is torn, Mister Glue will glue rubber to metal and rubber to rubber. Apply the glue to one side only and press the two pieces firmly together. I generally advise applying it to the non porous side of where you are going to attach the door gasket. To the metal. It takes only a few seconds to get a good bond. The closer the two pieces are together the better the bond.
If the window seal is torn and you are attaching rubber to rubber Mister Glue remains flexible when cured so there is no worry that the repaired weather seal will get brittle. Many glues contain solvents and this is why they will dry brittle and corrode the rubber. Having no solvents Mister Glue will not damage the door seal or window seal.
If you are completely replacing a window seal or car door seal then try and scrape all old rubber from the metal before you apply the glue. One needs very little of this product – it goes much further than one would expect.
Mister Glue is an industrial cyanoacrylate (same base as superglue) and as such is much stronger and will last many times longer. Using Mister Glue on a car door gasket is not a temporary fix but a permanent one. If you spill some or need to clean a surface then acetone will remove Mister Glue. Be careful though as acetone will easily remove paint as well. Ideally if you are repairing a car door gasket then open the door so that any glue that drips ends up on the floor. If this is not practical then place some cardboard underneath in any areas where the glue may run and drip. Fabric or cloth is not ideal to use for this purpose for two reasons: one the glue is quite liquid and can easily go through the fabric and secondly, the chemicals may react with some fabrics. So, you certainly do not want to get it on your car seats.
If there is only a short piece of the window seal separated then apply the glue to one side and gently press the rubber against the metal running from one end to the other. Press each section firmly for a moment – this should be all it takes. Mister Glue will wick as well, so you can use in areas where there is only a crack in the rubber- hold the rubber apart as much as possible and put a drop close to the surface – is will go right into the fissure.
You can use Mister Glue for installing or replacing a gasket or window seal in a classic car or new car. Have it handy for other repair such as broken vinyl fixtures and laminate that lifts on the dash of an older car.
Car Interior Plastics
When repairing plastic or vinyl on your car there are a few characteristics of the glue you want to make sure of. Generally, you don’t want messy. You want to see the joint of the two pieces where they have been glued together if this is possible. Or at least make the joint minimal. You’ll need a glue that will not melt plastic or vinyl.
If you are repairing vinyl windows or seats, for example, you will need a glue that dries flexible and with very little discoloration.
Epoxies are messy or they can be and they don’t always give a tight fit as you are putting the two parts or mixing first. Super glue is quick and bonds well but because it is generally a consumer grade glue and thus has not been distilled with the solvents making the final product brittle and discolored.
A commercial grade glue like Mister Glue is the best for repairing vinyl or car interior plastic. It has been distilled numerous times so that it does not dry in the bottle and dries clear and flexible. It will also, not melt certain plastics and foams that super glue and other glues will.
Because of this you can use Mister Glue for repairing vinyl laminate, vinyl windows and pretty much all the hard plastics in and around your car or truck. Vinyl, rubber and plastics are like leather – they dry out. In older cars, pieces of vinyl or rubber can just ‘come apart’ or crack. A drop of Mister Glue will put them back together in seconds. If there is a small crack, put a drop of Mister Glue at the edge and it will wick in – squeeze the two parts together for a few seconds and it is done.
For broken pieces of plastic or hard vinyl, put Mister Glue only on one side. Only put enough so that when you squeeze the two pieces together it will spread and cover the whole area. One of the characteristics of this glue is that the tighter the fit or closer the bond the stronger it will be. So, more is not always better. This is good because if you do it right all you should have after the two pieces have been glued together is a hairline crack – almost invisible.
If you are gluing inside the car be careful as Mister Glue is pretty runny – it can drip and run onto other parts and can be difficult to clean up. Acetone will clean up this and other cyanoacrylates but will also remove paint and damage a lot of plastics. So, use some cardboard under the area you are working to protect. Don’t use cloth as the glue can go right through and bond to the surface you are protecting!
How to fix vinyl seat covers?
This is tricky as nothing will really glue two edges of soft vinyl together but there is something that you can do. If the tear is large enough you may be able to place a piece of similar soft vinyl underneath. Get the new piece fixed into place then lift the edges and apply a small amount of glue all around and press firmly down to make the surfaces tight together. Mister Glue will dry flexible so you won’t get the new piece cracking and breaking over time like super glue would. If you can bring the two sides of the tear close enough together you will be left with only a line.
How to repair vinyl windows?
Get a piece of similar thickness clear vinyl – 3 mil, 4 mil – whatever and cut a strip so that it overlaps the tear by an inch or so. Have someone on the inside or other side so that you can press the new and old vinyl together. Press the two surfaces together in such a way that the glue spreads evenly as you put it together. This is obviously not as aesthetic as a whole new window but it looks a whole lot better than duct tape and it is waterproof.
Rear View Mirror
How to replace a rear view mirror? There are a number of glues available specifically for the rear view mirror. Fortunately these days with the newer cars it usually isn’t a problem because they are attached differently. I have had numerous people use Mister Glue to reattach a rear view mirror in their car. They have lasted anywhere from some months to some years barring anyone knocking them off again.
I had one customer that was reattaching the rear view mirror with Mister Glue as a temporary solution with plans to remove and reattach with an epoxy later. When the time came to take it off she was unable to remove the inside mirror that had been attached with Mister Glue. She was pulling so hard to get it off she thought she would end up breaking the glass so left it. It has been a year and it is still up there.
I have also had great success by purchasing and using the rear view mirror glue from Auto Zone or other car parts stores. Don’t go with the cheaper stuff though or you will be disappointed as was the person that sent in the above testimonial. Spending a few extra dollars will give you a bond that will last. Oh yeah, read and follow the directions!
If you are going to attach rear view mirror with any type of glue make sure you clean the surfaces thoroughly first. That is the interior of the glass windshield AND the little metal piece that fits into the rear view mirror.
If you are using Mister Glue for this project scrape both surfaces of any old glue bits then clean with an alcohol or glue remover. If you are using something like acetone or another type of solvent, make sure that it has thoroughly evaporated before you apply the glue or it will not stick very well.
Remove the small plate in the back of the rear view mirror if there is one. Mark on the outside of the windshield with some masking take exacty where you are going to attach the mirror.
If you are using Mister Glue, put a drop or two on the metal piece – enough so that it will, when pressed to the glass, cover the whole surface. Then press the metal to the glass, making sure that you have it the right way up. Hold it against the glass as tightly as you can for 10-15 seconds. With Mister Glue and other cyanoacylates* the tighter the fit, the better. It is now set but as full cure time is several hours you may want to wait before attaching the rest of the mirror.
If you are using an epoxy specifically designed for installing a rear view mirror then you will probably need to apply one part to the window and the other part to the metal. Wait the alloted time (directions again) and press them together. This part usually takes a lot longer with an epoxy. It takes much longer to set. The directions will tell you how long to hold it in place. Once you are OK to release it, let it fully cure before reattaching the rest of the mirror.
Truck Bed Liners
Mister Glue is very simple to use – no mixing. Just apply to one surface and place the two surfaces together. The closer the fit the better the bond. Leave the bottle open as you work – it will not dry out. If you make sure that it stays upright the bottle will last for months – if you keep in the freezer or refrigerator it will keep much, much longer. Mister Glue bonds this material in seconds. No waiting.
One uses so little of the glue a bottle can be used for dozens of applications or hundreds depending on the size of the repair.
If you are doing a repair of a Lin-X or Rhino liner you will find that Mister Glue also dries flexible. Because the solvents have been distilled out of this glue it will not get brittle. It can be used for other plastics and rubber on vehicles. Rubber door gaskets, repair hoses and torn vinyl.
It can also be used on Laminates, Clear Vinyl, Soft Vinyl, Convertible Tops, Hard plastics, Rubber hoses and much more.
Mister Glue will bond dissimilar materials:
- Rubber to metal - door, window or trunk gaskets
- Wood laminate to metal or plastic
- Soft vinyl roof or window – dries flexible – not brittle at all
- Glass to plastic – the rear view mirrors
- Glass to metal | Metal screws (loctite)
Also, Mister Glue:
- Dries flexible
- Dries clear
- Non corrosive – will not melt rubber, plastic or styrofoam
- Green: Mister Glue is biodegradable
Quick and easy to use:
- No mixing
- Use VERY little
Use safely for:
- classic cars
- antique car restoration
- or just when something breaks in your car