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Old 02-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mounting things to the windshield

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking of getting a dashcam and possibly a radar detector, but I'm worried about using either suction cups or glue on the windshield. I've see suction cups eventually leave permanent marks on glass, and I assume glue could be just as bad.

Has anyone come up with a good solution for this?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If the suction cup and windshield are clean, there is no reason for a suction cup to leave marks which windex cannot remove.
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I have mounted my radar detector on my rearview mirror stalk.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a similar concern. I have a phone mount (windscreen suctioncup) which seems to last about 1.5 hours before falling. I've cleaned the surface, tried alternate products and nothing. I want to be able to reliably mount this for auto-X and track. I AM willing to use an alternate adhesive as long as with some work, it is removable.
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when trying to mount suction cup devices, as long as window is clean, the only time I ever have problems of cups coming loose is when window is cold, so I will put defroster on till temp comes up and then they usually hold, but I have moistened with fingers tips and that also has worked but not if glass is too cold
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I have a phone mount (windscreen suctioncup) which seems to last about 1.5 hours before falling.
Your phone mount is either defective or poorly designed, then.

I have a good locking suction cup mount. It keeps a 0.5lb datalogger attached to my car while subjected to 1.2Gs in all sorts of directions for 30 minutes at a time.

The only time it will loosen is if I put it on in in the shade and then move the car into direct sunlight for a long period of time. But, that's to be expected.

It's a RAM Mounting Systems RAM-B-166U Double Ball Twist-Lock Suction Cup Mount
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I don't know about Evoras, but the Exlise windscreen is pretty concave near it's lower center, so sometimes - particularly in hot weather - stuff can fall off.

Can't imagine a permanent mark on w/s, but one could try BonAmi, an extremely gentle product. I use this every other time I was each car; it removes the crap diesel trucks can spew onto w/s.

On the 7, I used 2 pcs of Velcro to mount stuff; unaffected by temperature.

Is Mount Guys still around? Heard they had good products.
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This works good on my Evora. Once and a while one suction cup will come loss.

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when trying to mount suction cup devices, as long as window is clean, the only time I ever have problems of cups coming loose is when window is cold, so I will put defroster on till temp comes up and then they usually hold, but I have moistened with fingers tips and that also has worked but not if glass is too cold
A thin amount of vaseline will last longer on a suction cup than spit.
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Your phone mount is either defective or poorly designed, then.

I have a good locking suction cup mount. It keeps a 0.5lb datalogger attached to my car while subjected to 1.2Gs in all sorts of directions for 30 minutes at a time.

The only time it will loosen is if I put it on in in the shade and then move the car into direct sunlight for a long period of time. But, that's to be expected.

It's a RAM Mounting Systems RAM-B-166U Double Ball Twist-Lock Suction Cup Mount
I think I suffer that problem, I mount it in my garage, then drive out in the sun.. probably my own fault, still does not exude confidence.
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A thin amount of vaseline will last longer on a suction cup than spit.
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I do not recommend drilling. That would leave a mark. Never heard of a suction cup leaving a mark before!
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