Mirrors keep coming lose


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Green19
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Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby Green19 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:22 pm



I have a problem keeping the mirrors tight. Any suggestions as to how to keep them tight so they don't move in the wind.

I have tightens mirrors before but stripped the threads.

Thanks



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Re: Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:41 pm

Replace or position and. fill with JB Weld.

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Re: Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:32 pm

Mine were coming loose, and I noticed the mirror surface was deteriorating as well. I decided to just replace them, which turned out to work great. They were cheap, you can see how I put them on here: How to replace your mirrors

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Re: Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:14 pm

I have taken the mirrors apart and put a piece of wet/dry sandpaper folded back to back in the joint. reassemble and trim the excess off out of sight. It worked for me all last year. Im too cheap to buy new mirrors if mine are still good.
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Re: Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby artgrantz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:38 am

I put a few drops of Locktite thread sealer on the edge of the ball joint and worked the mirror around work the Loctite into the joint, then positioned it and let it dry. You don't even have to remove the mirrors, just pull the rubber boot out of the way and apply the locktite. It will hold it very well and it is still adjustable. Had to reapply the Locktite about every 6 months.

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Re: Mirrors keep coming lose

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:11 pm

I had originally put a piece of rubber self-healing tape into the ball joint to try to keep the mirrors from moving around, but it was not a perfect solution - so I just replaced them.




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