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Recently I've noticed that there are white spots/lines on my rear windshield. It's hard to see and requires that you look at the window at an angle and not in direct sunlight. It does not affect my driving since you can't really see it when looking at the window straight on/through the rear-view mirror. <p>I tried to rub it out with a cloth and Armor All window cleaner, both inside and out, but it's still the same. I haven't had time to take it to the dealer, but some saleperson said that we have a coating on our windows and it could be the coating coming off. BS IMHO. <p>What's weird is, I saw the same thing on a 2000-2003 Camry that was parked next to me. <p>Has anyone else seen this on their cars? Any ideas?
 

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Re: Rear window with a bunch of white spots and lines (VolvoINSIDE)

Hmm, could that be some residue from the air, that you and that Camry both picked up? Can you tell if it's inside of outside?<p>And to answer your question - no, I haven't noticed such in my car
 

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I deliver these cars all of the time and I have noticed it as well. It almost looks like leopard spots on the rear window. I have asked and no one seems to know what it is from. It doesnt obstruct your view and you can only notice it at certain angles. Its like it is inside the glass. I havent had one customer complain.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dills</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I deliver these cars all of the time and I have noticed it as well. It almost looks like leopard spots on the rear window. I have asked and no one seems to know what it is from. It doesnt obstruct your view and you can only notice it at certain angles. Its like it is inside the glass. I havent had one customer complain.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes! Exactly. Like leopard spots. A little difficult to notice. And seems like its inside the glass. That is the same thing I'm seeing on my car. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>d_man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm, could that be some residue from the air, that you and that Camry both picked up? Can you tell if it's inside of outside?<p>And to answer your question - no, I haven't noticed such in my car</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, it's not residue. Residue can be wiped off. And I saw the Camry 140 miles from where I live. Right now, it is 105 F outside. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear window with a bunch of white spots and lines (VolvoINSIDE)

I see those on almost every car, I always thought it was some kind of tint for UV protection that most cars come with.
 

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I have spots in one area of my window, but I thought it was dust trapped by the tint film. I'll check sometime this weekend what it really is.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoINSIDE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes! Exactly. Like leopard spots. A little difficult to notice. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I really can't see them with the naked eye, but I have a particular pair of polarized sunglasses that makes the spots clear as day. What I can see, without the glasses, are rings, about the size of the rim of a large coffee cup, near the center and edges of both the front and rear glass. In direct sun and at the right angle, they are clear as day, but not easily most of the rest of the time. I've been assuming that these rings are left over from whatever kind of gasket held the glass while the car was being assembled. And they don't come off.
 

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i also have noticed these rings mostly during the nights when looking through the rearview mirror
 

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Guys, these are spots from the cooling jets used to cool the glass after it is heated and shaped during the tempering process.<p>Put on a set of polarized sunglasses and go wild.
 
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