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Grayish Residue Between Exterior Side Mirror Mounting Bracket

Today while driving my 08 stang I noticed some sort of sticky grayish residue inside the gap of the black driver side mirrors mounting bracket that attaches to the exterior of the vehicle. It kind of looks like some type of adhesive residue but I did not think that any type of adhesive is used for the mounting of the mirrors. It only appears to be present on the driver's side. Has anyone else noticed this on their stang? I plan on removing the mirror tomorrow as I am a total neat freak and I can see this bothering me in the future but just wanted to check the forum first.

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There is no adhesive used in mounting the mirrors. Will be curious to hear what you find.


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I will let you know what I find tomorrow. I just went outside with a flashlight and oddly it looks exactly like doublesided 3m tape separating. I hope that it is not some sort of insect nest as I found a small bee nest inside my gas cap compartment some time ago. Luckily there were no bees present when I found it as I am allergic to them.
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That's interesting, how offen do you drive the car?


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That's interesting, how offen do you drive the car?
It's my daily driver.
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It's my daily driver.
Dam bee's are real pesks.


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Dam bee's are real pesks.
Just wait 'till the squirrels nest- They'll drive you nuts.
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... I hope that it is not some sort of insect nest as I found a small bee nest inside my gas cap compartment some time ago. Luckily there were no bees present when I found it as I am allergic to them.
Wasps built a nest in the gas cap compartment in one of my past car. I was unaware of it and brought the car to the gas station to get gas. I look out my side view mirror and I see the gas attendant running around, waving his arms, hootin' and hollerin'. It was the funniest sight. I tried not to laugh but couldn't help myself. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Luckily he wasn't stung but he still was pretty pissed. This wasn't my Mustang. I did have a big a** spider drop right down in front of my face just yesterday while I was driving to work. It had built a web along the seam between my windshield and roof.

No issues with insects and the mirrors though.

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I removed the mirror today and removed the residue. I have no idea what it was but it is gone now. I live on a dead end street by the woods so there is no telling what it was as I do see some strange creatures out at night.
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I removed the mirror today and removed the residue. I have no idea what it was but it is gone now. I live on a dead end street by the woods so there is no telling what it was as I do see some strange creatures out at night.
So this goo wasn't man-made?

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So this goo wasn't man-made?
ewwww.... gross.
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Nasty, but glad you got it cleaned up.


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