When I got the posting advising RTV I immediately looked over at where I had TWO tubes of such stuff - but only ONE was 100% RTV.
The other was one that is something possibly stickier and which, coincidentally, needing using up because it will cure just sitting there...
(I'll tell you my secret here in a minute...but first - a back-story.):
Some time back, doing chores I had beaten some rather new boots to the cracking point and was quite surprised as well as upset by it.
Lucky for me, I happened upon some 'shoe goo' at a local store for a decent price and fixed 'em up pretty well with it - leaving a healthy dollup in the tube to cure and be wasted...
VERY soon thereafter we had some strong winds here and my car's spoiler, held on (barely) by just a single remaining fastening point - swiveled to a right angle from where it belongs. This worried me.
I saw where the PO had tried gluing it and the wee light came on inside me old head - and why not, I thought ?
One big glob of shoe goo later, and a day to cure - and it has been firmly affixed ever since.
Now back to the mirror:
I researched the 'goop' family of adhesives and 2 cool facts came to light:
They are descended of, and contain RTV - and they also have a super-duper cousin.
That one is called E-6000.
That 2nd tube ? It was just a dollup of E-6000.
And why not ? Was my thought once again...
One thinly smeared dollup and clamp/shim later that mirror was in place and left overnight to cure.
In case anyone needs a general-purpose, very strong adhesive I highly recommend E-6000.
The 'Ace' chain sometimes has it in stock normally.
It isn't gasoline or heat proof IIRC - but for general strong repairs is it the shiznitz !!!
Kinda like the "Kroil of general purpose adhesives' ?!
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