Side-mirror - peeling issues
davekase at pdqlocks.com
Fri Jan 12 08:00:49 EST 2007
OK, I see you are getting few replies...
This problem is found on heated mirrors only I think. For whatever
reason the silver on the mirror can't stand up to the repeated heating.
I also personally think it is due to folks leaving the defroster (which
also heats the mirrors) on too long. Once the rear window is defrosted,
turn the defroster off.
Now as far as solutions, I think you can just replace the glass. This
must be difficult (impossible?) as Blau sells overlays for this very
problem. The overlay is a mirror cut to the same dimensions as the
stock piece. You just glue it on top of the "stained" one. The mirror
heating is damped quite a bit but at least it is clear.
Max Hoepli wrote:
>I have no such problem with 1986 Audi Quattro Turbo with 289,000 km.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bart Oleksy" <barto at nerdshack.com>
>To: <quattro at audifans.com>
>Sent: 11, January 2007 16:15
>Subject: Side-mirror - peeling issues
>>Out of my 4 Audis ('86 up to '98), three of them have the same issue
>>with the driver's side mirror. I guess some kind of protective film has
>>come off various areas of each so those areas are discolored, leaving
>>only a small portion of actual 'mirror'.
>>I guess I'm curious to know how wide-spread this problem is, and how
>>easy it is to correct. Do I need a whole new assembly, or just some
>>mirror piece made to fit, or is it a different solution for each
>>1. '91 200TQ
>>2. '97 A4Q (2.8)
>>3. '98 A6QW
>>Thanks for all input & suggestions...
>>(and yes, I have an Audi problem - who wants to buy my '91 200TQ and '86
>>CGT? Edmonton, Alberta :D )
>>'86 CGT (no side mirror problem)
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