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Water dripping from side mirrors

Bertus

Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2006
Messages
11
Location
Hollister, CA
Corvette
2006 Black Vert
If i wash my car and not drive it for a week, I'll still have water dripping down the sides after I've finnaly taken it for a drive. On a black Vette, ...you talk about annoying. I've even tried the 200mph leaf blower, but i still get the streaks. Not nearly as bad, but still it drives me crazy.:W Has anyone any ideas to stop this?
 

dalejr8afan

Active member
Joined
Oct 26, 2006
Messages
27
Location
Palm Harbor, FL
Corvette
C6 monterey Red Coupe
I read on another forum, to use a paper towel. After you dry the car completely, slide a paper towel in the area behind the mirror and move it around. I just finished washing mine a little while ago and I tried it. I did notice that paper towel did come out wet, although not that wet. I usually put the blower right up to the mirror and hold it there for about a minute.
 

Rat Race

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Joined
Nov 18, 2005
Messages
70
Location
North Jersey
Agree, leaf blower, and then if any streaks keep that microfiber handy dampened with some spray shine and you can hit it at the gas station...
 
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WarrenGTS

Guest
Try folding in the mirrors. I know on my C5, the base of the mirrors tends to collect a lot of water even if I've gone over it with the leaf blower.

Warren.
 

Zippy

Gone but not forgotten
Joined
Feb 2, 2003
Messages
531
Location
Mt Juliet, TN
Corvette
2010 ZR1
The NCM store sells plastic mirror covers for C5 & 6. I carry a pair in the trunk to use at the u-washee when away from home. Slip 'em on over the glass...slip 'em off after washing. BINGO....no runs, drips, or errors. ;LOL
 
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WarrenGTS

Guest
There is a risk in doing that. The mirrors often break internally, with replacement or repair necessary.

I wasn't aware of that, I guess I've been lucky. Maybe covers like Zippy mentioned or ziplock baggies.

Warren.
 
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IVAN

Guest
EVER HEAR OF ADAM'S CAR CARE PRODUCTS? GO TO HIS WEB PAGE = HE HAS VIDEOS AT THAT SITE THAT SHOW YOU HOW. SINCE I FOLLOW HIS SUGGESTIONS I'VE HAD NO PROBLEMS. I SUGGEST YOU GOOGLE ADAM'S
 
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WarrenGTS

Guest

Thanks DRTH VTR! You may have saved me a costly repair.

As for Adam's Products, I've used them and they work great. Love the detail spray and the butter wax. I've also used Zaino and Meguiar's and they all give a great shine, but now they just sit on my shelf. I just think there's just too many steps to deal with Zaino and I'll end up taking half the day shining my car instead of driving. I'd rather give a quick shine and go for a nice cruise and that's good enough for me. Klasse gloss sealant gives great durability from it's arcrylic formula, but is very hard to wipe off, plus I don't think it's as deep of shine as carnuba formulas. Enough wax talk, here's the link for Adam's...

http://www.adamspolishes.com
 

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