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Old 06-23-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Having a tough time getting my suctions cups to stick. Anybody have an alternative?

I have an Escort with the double suction cup mount that just won't stay on the tinted area above the mirror. The tint isn't smooth with all those little holes in it. I have to mash the crap out of the cups to get them to stick, and then they take a set in that flattened shape, and they let go. The best luck I've had so far (meaning I can get one of the cups to stay) is to put a piece of pipe wrapping tape on the windshield, then use contact cement to stick the cups to the tape. Everything lets go when it gets hot. The ones in my F-150 are in the same place, but the glass is smooth, and they're still hanging on.

Anybody ever rig up a mechanical mount (maybe from the headliner) that goes above the mirror and won't die in the heat?
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:29 AM   #2
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Lick the suction cup
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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OR lick your finger and wipe it on the suction cups
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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I just bought some aftermarket suction cups at the local hardware store for like 39 cents each.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:49 AM   #5
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ok, did they stick?

I just put mine down in the corner of the windshield almost on the dash..
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:52 AM   #6
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i just thought of nipples all of a sudden
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Suction cups don't stick to an uneven, painted surface...this is common knowledge and common sense.

You need to stick them to the plain, clear glass on the windshield.

Also, your detector will work better if you aren't trying to hide it behind painted glass.

-- Dave
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:23 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of a solution, but you are going to need the following items:

1) a dirty sock worn on the Ides of March when there was a full moon
2) 3 paperclips varying in size
3) an 8oz bag of Nestle Tollhouse Morsels
4) a magnifying glass
5) a turkey baster

Think about it
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:25 PM   #9
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Suction cups don't stick to an uneven, painted surface...this is common knowledge and common sense.

You need to stick them to the plain, clear glass on the windshield.

Also, your detector will work better if you aren't trying to hide it behind painted glass.

-- Dave
But seriously, this is doubly true because that sun screen is actually metal.... which is why my IPASS wouldn't read through it....
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:11 PM   #10
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i would abandon the suction cups all together... i have my valentine mounted to my rearview mirror post. Here is the link for the same one but for your escort. http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/escortmount.htm
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:16 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of a solution, but you are going to need the following items:

1) a dirty sock worn on the Ides of March when there was a full moon
2) 3 paperclips varying in size
3) an 8oz bag of Nestle Tollhouse Morsels
4) a magnifying glass
5) a turkey baster

Think about it
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:48 PM   #12
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I'm thinking of a solution, but you are going to need the following items:

1) a dirty sock worn on the Ides of March when there was a full moon
2) 3 paperclips varying in size
3) an 8oz bag of Nestle Tollhouse Morsels
4) a magnifying glass
5) a turkey baster

Think about it
Just one question: For the Morsels, was that milk chocolate, or semi-sweet?

And the detector works just fine behind the tint, when I can get it to stay up there.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #13
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clean the area with rubbing alcohol, wipe it off, make sure the suction cup itself is clean of any residue, moisten it a bit and it should stick! lol
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:33 PM   #14
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super glue if all else fails
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:38 PM   #15
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:07 AM   #16
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Just get an illegal immigrant to sit in the passenger seat and hold it up. It should only cost about 5 bucks a week. 10 if you dont run the AC. Take my advice and run the AC. And your helping the local economy because youve put someone to work.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:51 PM   #17
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i would abandon the suction cups all together... i have my valentine mounted to my rearview mirror post. Here is the link for the same one but for your escort. http://www.countryjoycrafts.com/350Z/escortmount.htm
That'd be cool if it weren't for the big Nissan "Z" logo.

One of the suction cups for my Whistler broke, many months ago. The company sells replacements, but who wants to pay shipping for a freakin' suction cup?

Yet I can't find replacements that fit. They all have the little mounting "nubs" that are too wide for my detector's bracket.
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