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I live in Florida and I've been trying to permanently put my v1 on the windshield. I tried both gorilla and 3m permanent tape. It holds for couple of days but then due to high heat, it slowly falls off the windshield. Any suggestion please?
 

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3M Duolock will hold it. As a side benefit, you'll be able to remove the mount if you need to.
 

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If you haven’t already, try cleaning the windshield with isopropyl alcohol before putting up the mount. That will remove any oils or residue that may be on the spot where you’re mounting, allowing the adhesive to adhere well.
 

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If you haven’t already, try cleaning the windshield with isopropyl alcohol before putting up the mount. That will remove any oils or residue that may be on the spot where you’re mounting, allowing the adhesive to adhere well.
Also make sure to let it set for at least 24 hours before remounting your V1.
 

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2 types work best and make sure the windshield is clean. 3M Scotch 4011 Exterior Mounting Tape and
PE Foam Double Sided tape. The foam type sticks really well but it hard to ever remove/clean off.
 

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If you haven’t already, try cleaning the windshield with isopropyl alcohol before putting up the mount. That will remove any oils or residue that may be on the spot where you’re mounting, allowing the adhesive to adhere well.
Also make sure to let it set for at least 24 hours before remounting your V1.
Yes, as they said, and like so many things, prep is the key. Make sure it’s completely clean of all residues with a good scrubbing with a clean microfiber towel and rubbing alcohol, wiping it down with a dry part of the towel after. When mounting, press and hold with good pressure for at least 60 seconds, ideally a little longer. If you’re fingers/hands/arms aren’t tired, you’re not doing it right :)

Then make sure you give it a minimum of 24 hours before actually using the mount, giving it time to cure and spread. If you can help it, park it where the mount is baking in the sun for at least a few hours, even better all day.
 

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3M will not hold, it will melt in the FL sun.

What you might want to do is contact a windshield installer, they use stuff that is highly resistant to heat, that might be your ticket.

OR mount it to the headliner with a sunvisor mount and 2 screws and run a concealed display. Works great, totally stealth, never have to take it off the windshield and it isn't in direct sunlight.
 

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Thanks to everyone who posted. I already did pretty much everything you guys have mentioned but still it falls off after 3-4 days later because of extreme heat from inside and outside together.
 

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Well, it's time to try something different, I think you're going to like this:



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At the end of the day, you're solving multiple problems here. You got another device off your windshield, you don't have to deal with the heat exposure and you're stealth.
 
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depending on how permanent you want it, you could use a touch of super glue or review mirror glue, you can remove it with a small piece of wire after the car has been baking in the sun for a while or apply torsion/solvent made for removing it.
 

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What kind of "tape" are you using? If it is true 3M VHB you should have no trouble. I park my SUV at the beach pointed toward the sun all day and when using VHB nothing falls off (not even things heavier then my V1).

Cleaning is the key, sounds like you need to use alcohol and a single sided razor blade to clean the glass area you are going to stick the mount to.

Of course not as cheap, but a Blend Mount on the RVM would eliminate all issues of it ever falling again plus no worries about anything not coming off the windshield.
 

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Surface preparation is key. 3M VHB is the same tape used to apply body moldings on vehicle; of course, there are different tape applications, but ill prep and/or the wrong type of VHB tape for the substrate is a factor. If you are applying the standard "gray" VHB tape onto the suction cup, this will not work as the tape was not designed for a porous rubber material to glass. Bond strength is 50% after 20 minutes, 90% after 24 hours, and 100% after 72 hours.

Are you mounting the V1 immediately after applying the tape? This can cause uneven tensile strength which may be why the tape will not adhere properly. Also, the constant adjustment when sliding the V1 forward or backwards slightly pulls away the suction cup which is the obvious problem if you had applied the tape onto the suction cups.

Only apply the tape to the mount or rig something to substitute the suction cup, apply mount to desired location, and don't touch it after 24 hours; 72 hours if you're a little crazy like me. After the 24 hour cure time is complete, the V1 can be mounted and adjusted without an issue.
 

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What kind of "tape" are you using? If it is true 3M VHB you should have no trouble. I park my SUV at the beach pointed toward the sun all day and when using VHB nothing falls off (not even things heavier then my V1).

Cleaning is the key, sounds like you need to use alcohol and a single sided razor blade to clean the glass area you are going to stick the mount to.

Of course not as cheap, but a Blend Mount on the RVM would eliminate all issues of it ever falling again plus no worries about anything not coming off the windshield.
I already have R7 on blendmount on RVM. I just wanted to use V1 occasionally. I love both of the detectors.
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depending on how permanent you want it, you could use a touch of super glue or review mirror glue, you can remove it with a small piece of wire after the car has been baking in the sun for a while or apply torsion/solvent made for removing it.
Never heard anybody ever using super glue. It would be tough to take it out though lol
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Surface preparation is key. 3M VHB is the same tape used to apply body moldings on vehicle; of course, there are different tape applications, but ill prep and/or the wrong type of VHB tape for the substrate is a factor. If you are applying the standard "gray" VHB tape onto the suction cup, this will not work as the tape was not designed for a porous rubber material to glass. Bond strength is 50% after 20 minutes, 90% after 24 hours, and 100% after 72 hours.

Are you mounting the V1 immediately after applying the tape? This can cause uneven tensile strength which may be why the tape will not adhere properly. Also, the constant adjustment when sliding the V1 forward or backwards slightly pulls away the suction cup which is the obvious problem if you had applied the tape onto the suction cups.

Only apply the tape to the mount or rig something to substitute the suction cup, apply mount to desired location, and don't touch it after 24 hours; 72 hours if you're a little crazy like me. After the 24 hour cure time is complete, the V1 can be mounted and adjusted without an issue.
I usually put my v1 on the windshield after 24 hours. It does stick to the windshield very tight but still somehow within 3-4 days, it loses its strength and falls off slowly. It gets so hot that you cannot touch it without wearing gloves. Hate Florida sometimes lol.
 
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My V1 mount 'falls' at times. My toll booth device never has. Then it's a bit lighter then the V1. Mounting my 'test' radar 'guns'. I use high temp Velcro strips that a 2 way shop uses to install 'items' in squads. Not easy to find, had to special order it. Spin
 

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