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#41 Old 12-08-2011, 02:00 PM
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Oh nice, I'd kill for an old one like that.

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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

On the last 3 that I've installed I used aquarium adhesive and stuck them to the windshield using the middle and outside mounts (4 mounts in all) and have maintained the visors. By attaching it to the glass it comes out to about the same place as factory. It does make it a little more difficult to adjust for more than 1 driver with 4 mounts, it makes it rock steady though.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

That sounds like what I want to hear, BMan. Are you talking about the old black aquarium adhesive for metal frame aquariums, or the clear adhesive for glass aquariums? Pix?

Either should be easier on the fragile window glass than the epoxy that's usually used.

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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Thanks, Eric, Victor, Katie Mae, et al. Some nice solutions out there.

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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

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That sounds like what I want to hear, BMan. Are you talking about the old black aquarium adhesive for metal frame aquariums, or the clear adhesive for glass aquariums? Pix?

Either should be easier on the fragile window glass than the epoxy that's usually used.
I don't have any pics of the installs and I've used both (whatever was easy to find at the time) but I think the black is better for life in UV.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Thanks. I'ma order a mirror after the holidays and plan how to attach it.

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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

I went with the Wink window mounts. I'll probably reinforce, possibly even replace, them with a t-bar mounted from the original Scion mirror holes, going to the 1/4" threads at the rear of the Wink.


There's enough room to still use the OEM sun visors.


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Here are photos of my center support made from Home Depot metal strips. I'll have to paint/wrap the bare metal, but the Wink mirror is solidly mounted now.


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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Finished the install by painting my homemade center support bracket black. Only thing left to do is maybe wrap the vertical support (see above) with black electrical tape to eliminate the racing/lightening hole look.

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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

That's funny, I've been using those same metal strips from home depot to make the mount for mine. Had my neighbor weld the two strips together though.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Great minds think alike, or necessity is the mother of invention

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
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Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
Boycotting Exxon/Mobil since 1989, BP/ARCO/Amoco since 2010

See my cross-country trip report here, & my 1000 km tank here.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Sweet set-up! I recently got a five panel to upgrade from the 4 panel I'm running now. I like the way you did your mounts cause I'll be able to run my sun visors again.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

I know this is an older thread,and it's been dead for a while,but great DIY!! I just installed mine using the same stuff. Great!! 5 stars!!
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

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Since the front page rod bending article, has anybody thought to incorporate the two into brackets from the oem visor mount positions? From this article I am thinking of doing a wink mirror and visor delete when wrapping my headliner
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Victor's (PCH's) Wink mirror mounting brackets are made of bent rods.

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Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

How is looking out the front window? Does the Mirror get in the way?
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

No issues here with visibility blockage, either,

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
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Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
Boycotting Exxon/Mobil since 1989, BP/ARCO/Amoco since 2010

See my cross-country trip report here, & my 1000 km tank here.
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Re: Mounting a 5-panel Wink Mirror in a Scion xB

Could I get a few pics from the drivers view.
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