ID3 folding door mirrors , scratch marks on swivel joint.

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Post by Twocats » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:14 pm

Has anybody else got scratching on the surface of the door mirror swivel joint?.
. I have only had my car a week, and the marks are clearly visible when they are in the folded position.


Id3 door mirror joint marks on metal when folded

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Post by Raxacorico » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:36 pm

Mine are similar; but I don't think they are scratch marks. Think about it; if they were scratches they would form an arc, prescribed by the rotational movement of the mirror units. I think they're part of the manufacturing process.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:08 pm

Reject the car. If there are any cosmetic rust marks on the unseen door stays too then definitely reject the car. :lol:

Slightly rough machining marks for the (relatively).smooth surface. These alloy inserts are better than the alternative - plastic on plastic pivoting with horrendous creaking and cracking as they rub over each other when folding or unfolding - my Polo and Golf had that

As Raxocorico says, directionality not as per pivoting action of the mirror mechanism.

I have 2 ID3s, 1 has almost mirror like alloy inserts, the other have machine marks like yours. Both feel smooth.

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