Anyway to "firm up" outside mirrors - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 00, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I have after market outside mirrors on my 68 RS. They are farely new but both are rather loose, i.e. they loose adjustment quickly. I don't see anyway to adjust the tightness in the swivel. Anybody have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 00, 12:00 PM
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Try putting clear silicon on the ball,and then move the mirror around so the silicon gets back into the socket. This might help some. Dont use too much, or it will get messy.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 00, 05:12 PM
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This may be a little extreme but if you are set on keeping those mirrors this is what can be done but is a little crazy. I used to work in a glass shop and had the same problem on an old car I had so I broke the glass and adjusted the internal clamps and cut another piece and it was good as new.

sadly so mirrors have a thin piece of metal screwed in around the pivit ball that has to be hammered flat then put back but will end up bending again. A never ending cycle, you would be better off replacing them.

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