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    Default Suction cups not sticking on cold window

    Well, I tried to put my window mount up last night but the suction cups wouldn't adhere to the window. :x I cleaned up an older pair of cups for my V1, put them in boiling water but for a bit too long. Maybe I will try to use a newer pair. I even had a problem getting my BelEscort window mount to stick. Cold weather and suction cups do not go well together!!!
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    Default Re: Suction cups not sticking on cold window

    Quote Originally Posted by proudNMAmember
    Well, I tried to put my window mount up last night but the suction cups wouldn't adhere to the window. :x I cleaned up an older pair of cups for my V1, put them in boiling water but for a bit too long. Maybe I will try to use a newer pair. I even had a problem getting my BelEscort window mount to stick. Cold weather and suction cups do not go well together!!!
    Dont feel bad, same thing with my x50. It was 6 degrees here last night and it came off. I had to put it on dashboard while i drove home from work and it didnt even pick up false alerts where i usually get them when i mount it high.
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    Default yeah

    Yeah I just purchased a different car, so I have to get the velcro mounted on the dash as a backup.
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    Yep know how ya feel, having the same problem
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    u can wait till its warmed up and even put a dabble of saliva on the cups, once they stick and u get them set when it gets cold again they wont fall off. make sure there arent any air bubbles when u set them either.
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    Default thx

    Thx Teamquack. I will try that but not tonight. Will wait until the morning .
    1. Escort Redline 2. Bel STi 3. V1 3.893C 4. Whistler CR85 5. Black X50 6.Whistler XTR 695SE 7.Escort 8500 8.Escort 9500IX 9. Whistler 3600 Remote unit
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    14-20 Scanners Pro 43,57,94,& Regency,
    Uniden BCT8, Uniden 996T
    21. Car/Modded Galaxy 959 CB, Power mic, Wilson 1000 magnet mount, Palomar Low-drive Amp
    22. Truck/Cobra 148GTL CB, RoadKing Mic, 1 Predator coil whip, Blue Lightning Low-drive AMP
    23-25 Spectre II RDD, 2 VG-2 Interceptor RDDs
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    In cold weather I have no problems with the V1 suction cups, it's the Rx65 suction cups I have problems with.
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    I've never had trouble with mine in either cold or hot weather - but instead, I get some instances of, when there's large temperature fluctuations, coming back to my vehicle to find that the detector & suction-mount dangling on the hardwire.

    I've now taken to re-moistening and re-mounting four times a year - one per quarter - and I've yet to have a failure over the last 9 months....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusMan
    In cold weather I have no problems with the V1 suction cups, it's the Rx65 suction cups I have problems with.
    Whats the coldest it gets where you live? Like 60f?

    I was having that problem a little bit ago, all it took was a little warm breath and a quick wipe down of the windshield and it is still up there.
    Bel v955, or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogGod
    Quote Originally Posted by CactusMan
    In cold weather I have no problems with the V1 suction cups, it's the Rx65 suction cups I have problems with.
    Whats the coldest it gets where you live? Like 60f?

    I was having that problem a little bit ago, all it took was a little warm breath and a quick wipe down of the windshield and it is still up there.
    At night the temps are dropping into the high 20s. (f).
    V1-Ver. 3.893,"L" Mode.- POP off.
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    The customer isn't always right but the customer is always the customer. In God I trust, YOU I monitor.
    A duty to serve and an honor to protect and defend.
    MOS: 97B4.
    Blinder HP-905 -Triple sensors. - two in the front by the headlights and one in the back just above the license plate..

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