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Exactly, just don't want any FNGs thinking that "Detection" means protection when it comes to Radar Detectors and Lidar. Other than one on one, no other traffic on the highway, I/O Police Radar, an RD gives one a fighting chance against Police Radar but not against Lidar. :hmm:

Thanks for bringing that up, I now have a better way to get my point across! :)

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FWIW, if you were to decide to raise the unit higher, the dots (frits) won't hurt reception. Been doing that with mine since 2004. :)
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Also, heavy-duty clear packaging tape (1-3 layers) works really well at even-ing out the bumps. :)
 
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FWIW, if you were to decide to raise the unit higher, the dots (frits) won't hurt reception. Been doing that with mine since 2004. :)
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Also, heavy-duty clear packaging tape (1-3 layers) works really well at even-ing out the bumps. :)

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FWIW, if you were to decide to raise the unit higher, the dots (frits) won't hurt reception. Been doing that with mine since 2004. :)
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Also, heavy-duty clear packaging tape (1-3 layers) works really well at even-ing out the bumps. :)
I can’t get my V1 suction cups to stick to my windshield frits if my life depended on it. I’ve already tried the red 3M stickers but the weight of the V1 pulls if off in a few days. I tried the heavy-duty tape method (multiple layers) and the suction cups still won’t stick. I’ve all but given up now unless someone has another suggestion. I HATE THOSE DAMN FRITS!!!!!! 🤬
 

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I can’t get my V1 suction cups to stick to my windshield frits if my life depended on it. I’ve already tried the red 3M stickers but the weight of the V1 pulls if off in a few days. I tried the heavy-duty tape method (multiple layers) and the suction cups still won’t stick. I’ve all but given up now unless someone has another suggestion. I HATE THOSE DAMN FRITS!!!!!! 🤬
A quick and dirty method to try would be to simply remove your suction cups and replace them with 2 squares of dual lock velcro. Put a strip of dual lock on the frits as well and simply mate your bracket with the velcro on the windshield. Then, order one of @OBeerWANKenobi 's mounts from Shapeways! That's what I did and I love it! The dual locks worked great too, but I wanted something more permanent.
 

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I haven't read through this thread, but another thing you can do is buy a sheet of Lexan from Lowes (LEXAN 0.093-in T x 8-in W x 10-in L Clear Polycarbonate Sheet in the Polycarbonate & Acrylic Sheets department at Lowes.com) and cut a piece that is say 3" x 4". Use 3M double sided tape to cover one side, and then stick it to your frits. Then you can mount your V1G2 (or any other detector with its standard suction cups) to the Lexan piece you just stuck to your frits.

Here is a picture of how @Jag42 did it in his car. (RPSE mounting options | Radar Detector & Countermeasure Forum (rdforum.org))
 

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I haven't read through this thread, but another thing you can do is buy a sheet of Lexan from Lowes (LEXAN 0.093-in T x 8-in W x 10-in L Clear Polycarbonate Sheet in the Polycarbonate & Acrylic Sheets department at Lowes.com) and cut a piece that is say 3" x 4". Use 3M double sided tape to cover one side, and then stick it to your frits. Then you can mount your V1G2 (or any other detector with its standard suction cups) to the Lexan piece you just stuck to your frits.

Here is a picture of how @Jag42 did it in his car. (RPSE mounting options | Radar Detector & Countermeasure Forum (rdforum.org))

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I haven't read through this thread, but another thing you can do is buy a sheet of Lexan from Lowes (LEXAN 0.093-in T x 8-in W x 10-in L Clear Polycarbonate Sheet in the Polycarbonate & Acrylic Sheets department at Lowes.com) and cut a piece that is say 3" x 4". Use 3M double sided tape to cover one side, and then stick it to your frits. Then you can mount your V1G2 (or any other detector with its standard suction cups) to the Lexan piece you just stuck to your frits.

Here is a picture of how @Jag42 did it in his car. (RPSE mounting options | Radar Detector & Countermeasure Forum (rdforum.org))
Excellent! Thanks for the tip and the link @Brainstorm69. I purchased a tube of black rtv silicone. Will that also work or should I just abandon it and go with this method instead?
 

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Excellent! Thanks for the tip and the link @Brainstorm69. I purchased a tube of black rtv silicone. Will that also work or should I just abandon it and go with this method instead?
Are you talking about using RTV to stick the piece of Lexan to the frits? Haven't worked with rtv myself, so don't know well it would work or how easy it would be to remove if you needed to. I did try the method I mention above and with 3M double sided tape, the Lexan was stuck on very well. I ended up removing it because there just isn't much room around my RVM (2014 Accord with a camera integrated around the stalk). It was fairly difficult to remove, but I think the removal process could be made easier with the application of some heat to the 3M tape from the front side of the WS if necessary.
 

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@Brainstorm69 I was thinking about putting a drop of the rtv silicone directly on the suction cups and sticking it on the windshield frits. Some have said that this works. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

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@Brainstorm69 I was thinking about putting a drop of the rtv silicone directly on the suction cups and sticking it on the windshield frits. Some have said that this works. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Could work, I suppose. Like I said, have never tried using RTV for anything. But at least you wouldn't be slathering it all over that way, so would seem like it would be pretty easy to clean up if doesn't work.
 

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Some guys have great luck with suction cups with the tried and true clean the windshield with glass cleaner and alcohol and boil the cups and blah blah blah! I've done all of that and more and I still DESPISE suction cups! I've fought them for as long as I've been in this game! Most of the problem I'm sure is my lack of patience! Unidens were the worst while I had the best luck with the bigger cups from Whistler. The best and easiest mounts I've ever seen are the 3M tape mounts from Ebay. They make them for all detectors from Whistlers to Escorts and all of the Unidens as well. Once you get them installed properly, that's the ballgame! I have them in all of our cars and they work perfectly for us in all types of weather and we never even think about them even after several years! I tried the ones for the V1G2 but my windshields are just too angled for them too work right. The permanent mount that @OBeerWANKenobi designed works great in all of our cars. Its a shame that the V1's don't have a simple snap in from the front mount like most of the others!
 
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It's working great for me! I'm using dual lock velcro so I can move it between 3 cars until I get 2 more V1G2's and 2 more of his mounts! @L4D44
 
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@Kennyc56 is right about his way with the industrial lock strips like they use to put Transponders on windshields for Tolls. It really works. Next if you are using Gorilla Tape or the heaviest duty VHB Tape, it is extremely important NOT to use one single horizontal piece as this is the weakest grip and if any section gives way whether due to a single Frit or whatever it starts pulling the whole thing down because there is no break or gap to stop it. For a 2.5 inch wide strip for V1(G2) it is best to cut three or four strips that go vertically so they are thinner with enough gap between them so they can’t touch and start being pulled off also by a neighbor strip that might be losing some grip.

I hold a loaded Glock 19 with full mag inserted using a 4 inch long one inch wide magnet with 30 pound Gorilla Tape because I used 7 vertical strips across the 4 inch magnet when the 4 inches is horizontal. It kept falling off when I used 3 horizontal strips down the length because once any part of the horizontal strip got loose for whatever reason that whole strip would come loose all the way across and was all she wrote because the firearm weight would than start pulling the second horizontal strip because the two lower strips could not hold the weight of the loaded pistol.

Lastly as another member mentioned, one call always go to Lowe’s and get a fine grain finishing sanding block and turn it on the thin edge to take the Frit down flush!

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@Kennyc56 is right about his way with the industrial lock strips like they use to put Transponders on windshields for Tolls. It really works. Next if you are using Gorilla Tape or the heaviest duty VHB Tape, it is extremely important NOT to use one single horizontal piece as this is the weakest grip and if any section gives way whether due to a single Frit or whatever it starts pulling the whole thing down because there is no break or gap to stop it. For a 2.5 inch wide strip for V1(G2) it is best to cut three or four strips that go vertically so they are thinner with enough gap between them so they can’t touch and start being pulled off also by a neighbor strip that might be losing some grip.

I hold a loaded Glock 19 with full mag inserted using a 4 inch long one inch wide magnet with 30 pound Gorilla Tape because I used 7 vertical strips across the 4 inch magnet when the 4 inches is horizontal. It kept falling off when I used 3 horizontal strips down the length because once any part of the horizontal strip got loose for whatever reason that whole strip would come loose all the way across and was all she wrote because the firearm weight would than start pulling the second horizontal strip because the two lower strips could not hold the weight of the loaded pistol.

Lastly as another member mentioned, one call always go to Lowe’s and get a fine grain finishing sanding block and turn it on the thin edge to take the Frit down flush!

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I never thought of that! I've always just put the whole strip up just like it comes out of the pack and put it on the windshield and trimmed the other piece for the mount that I'm using with the detector. I've done this with the dual lock velcro and gorilla tape as well! I just learned something! next thing I mount I'll try leaving some gaps. Thanks @Transporter !
 
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I got the suction cups to stick to the Frits using the black rtv silicone. Put a dab on the suction cups and attached it normally to the windshield. I’m letting it sit 24 hours to make sure it fully adheres.

The cool thing is that it turned the suction cups completely black which gives a better and more concealed look display. I really like the V1 mount and I’m hoping this will finally work as the 3M vhb double sided tape could never stick for more than a few days (yes I cleaned the surface with alcohol). Fingers crossed.🤞
 
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I got the suction cups to stick to the Frits using the black rtv silicone. Put a dab on the suction cups and attached it normally to the windshield. I’m letting it sit 24 hours to make sure it fully adheres.

The cool thing is that it turned the suction cups completely black which gives a better and more concealed look display. I really like the V1 mount and I’m hoping this will finally work as the 3M vhb double sided tape could never stick for more than a few days (yes I cleaned the surface with alcohol). Fingers crossed.🤞
I hope this works out for you because it's a big pain in the @ss to have to keep messing with those damn suction cups!
 

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Confirming the black rtv silicone does indeed stick to the frits. Just make sure to let it cure for about 24 hours and you’re good to go. My V1 is hardwired and high and tight just to the left of the rvm and no bounce whatsoever. It’s secured very tightly! This nightmare is finally over! 😔
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