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Lubricate squeeky folding mirror

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by mattack4000, May 22, 2018.

  1. mattack4000

    mattack4000 Active Member

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    Since my car was new, the folding mirror had always squeak. I am wondering if there is some spray I can use for the mirror to make it quieter. Silicon spray okay?
     
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    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.
     
  3. mattack4000

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    I spray the new wd40 silicone stuff in it, noise went away. I can’t believe I waited 6 months to do this
     
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