Interior rear view mirror mounting system utilizing one-package structural adhesive

CAFC
  • US 5,587,236 A
  • Filed: 05/10/1995
  • Issued: 12/24/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A mirror mounting button, windshield arrangement, comprising:

  • a windshield, said windshield including an interior surface;

    a cured non-elastomeric, thermosetting, one-package, structural adhesive in contact with and adhered to said interior windshield surface, said adhesive having a modulus of elasticity at 85°

    C. of at least about 10,000 psi, said structural adhesive being a latent curing adhesive system capable of substantial cure at a temperature below about 325°

    F. and requiring exposure to a temperature in excess of about 125°

    F. before substantial curing is achieved; and

    a mirror mounting button attached to said adhesive, whereby said cured adhesive forms a bond between said windshield and said mirror mounting button, wherein said adhesive bond can support a weight greater than or equal to about 100 grams.

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