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      03-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Disposing of Side View Mirror?

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So a couple days after I bought my 335i, both of the mirrors started leaking... and eventually the driver side one looks like complete ass. It bugged me... but I was willing to put it off till the summer.

Then the passenger side view mirror started "rusting" on the bottom...

I said, FUCK IT.... bought new ones.

I wasnt entirely sure whats on the inside of these auto-dim mirrors, so when I take them off... where do I throw them out?

I don't want to throw some cancerous auto-dim mirror away and feel like an asshole....



any thoughts?

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Bump for some logical answers?
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The "rusting" you experienced is likely not actual rusting. The mirror glass itself is actually two panes of glass with a conductive gel sealed between them. If the mirror malfunctions and the gel leaks out, It can cause orange, rust-like stains around it.

If your conscience is getting you,I'd ask your local dump or recycling center what they'd want you to do with those mirrors because the gel is nasty stuff that's been known to ruin plastic, leather and paint that it's leaked on to.
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