Outside Mirror(s); space around garnish (black trim)

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Mike

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#1
Well, I finally got around to dealing with the uneven space between the exterior mirror black trim and the structural member underneath.

My main concern is water infiltration when temps are below freezing.

Some before shots:

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Same part, another angle:

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Masking the edges off, which took about 10 minutes a mirror because once you lay a bead of silicon, it's very unforgiving (drivers side shown, passenger side typical).....

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Laying the bead.

I was sure to 'inject' enough product to accomplish what I wanted to do.

Immediately afterwards, I used a metal edged (paint) tool to 'tool' the product as desired:

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The final results:

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#2
That's a good idea. Mine actually started separating completely on the passenger side and I just had to take it in to Tesla. It's crazy how much wind noise was created by that plastic separating by half an inch.