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Lubricate squeeky folding mirror

hacer

Active Member
Apr 13, 2016
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Clarksville, MD
I used white lithium grease and it totally eliminated the squeak with (~ 3 months so far) no bad side effects. I sprayed it on a piece of string and then used it like dental floss between the moving and stationary part of the folding axis. Back story: after I broke the plastic pieces of my driver's mirror (purely cosmetic) backing it out of the garage, I replaced the entire unit with one that I bought on ebay - the ebay mirror was fully functional and cosmetically perfect but it squeaked.

I was worried that silicon spray could migrate and harm the paint.
 

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