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Windshield dots???

Does anyone know the reason for the "black dots" that go from side to side at the top of the windshield?
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Re: Windshield dots???

uh, flashbacks?

Do you have the base stereo? could be windshield antenna? Purely speculation.

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Re: Windshield dots???

Windshield glass contains a black enamel band (called the frit) around the periphery that is baked into the glass. This black band includes a border of dots. The band has an etched surface to enable adhesive to bond to the glass. When car manufacturers install the windshield, they bond the windshield to the vehicle with adhesive placed on the etched part of the black enamel glass area (inside surface). The outside of the enamel band shades the adhesive from the Sun and protects it from ultraviolet radiation. The band also serves a cosmetic purpose by covering up the adhesive and gives the windshield edge "a more finished look."

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Re: Windshield dots???

Naw, I have the top end system with subwoofer.
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Windshield glass contains a black enamel band (called the frit) around the periphery that is baked into the glass. This black band includes a border of dots. The band has an etched surface to enable adhesive to bond to the glass, says a sales manager at Able Auto Glass. When car manufacturers install the windshield, they bond the windshield to the vehicle with adhesive placed on the etched part of the black enamel glass area (inside surface). The outside of the enamel band shades the adhesive from the Sun and protects it from ultraviolet radiation. The band also serves a cosmetic purpose by covering up the adhesive and gives the windshield edge "a more finished look."
The dots are very, very small. Are these the same dots that you're describing? Is this "enamel band" invisible? If so, the dots exist as a marker for the "enamel band". I think that's what you're saying???
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Windshield glass contains a black enamel band (called the frit) around the periphery that is baked into the glass. This black band includes a border of dots. The band has an etched surface to enable adhesive to bond to the glass. When car manufacturers install the windshield, they bond the windshield to the vehicle with adhesive placed on the etched part of the black enamel glass area (inside surface). The outside of the enamel band shades the adhesive from the Sun and protects it from ultraviolet radiation. The band also serves a cosmetic purpose by covering up the adhesive and gives the windshield edge "a more finished look."
Yeah, I think you have a much better idea of what you are talking about than I do!

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Re: Windshield dots???

Yea these along the edge of windshield.
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Re: Windshield dots???

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Windshield glass contains a black enamel band (called the frit) around the periphery that is baked into the glass. This black band includes a border of dots. The band has an etched surface to enable adhesive to bond to the glass. When car manufacturers install the windshield, they bond the windshield to the vehicle with adhesive placed on the etched part of the black enamel glass area (inside surface). The outside of the enamel band shades the adhesive from the Sun and protects it from ultraviolet radiation. The band also serves a cosmetic purpose by covering up the adhesive and gives the windshield edge "a more finished look."
Excellent answer!
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Re: Windshield dots???

Im not sure those are the dots he's talking about. The ones in question are lone black dots. There are a few spread out across the bottem of the windshield. I'll have to look later and post a pic.
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You are correct! They are "lone" black dots at the top of the windshield. I will take a pic and post. It's not anything like the previously posted picture.
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