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What are the black dots behind the rear view mirror?

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Hi All

I'm trying to figure out good placement for my dashcam, the adhesive backing on the mount is very strong so I'm just trying to verify what the black dots are behind the rear view mirror and whether its safe to stick the dashcam onto that? picture below (see yellow arrow)

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I'm worried that if I ever took the dashcam off the black dots will come away with the adhesive, if I avoid the black dots the dashcam ends up quite away from center of the screen.

 

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Primarily there to give a little shade in the area the sun visors do not cover.

I have only ever used the suction cups with dashcam sand find they still adhere fine to the glass even on the dotted area, I would say if your using the supplied sticky pad and the dots come off after use then the windscreen was not manufactured correctly in the first place.

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1 hour ago, Boxbrownie said:

I would say if your using the supplied sticky pad and the dots come off after use then the windscreen was not manufactured correctly in the first place.

John is indeed correct in saying that.

The technocal name for the black band and the dots is the 'Frit band' and they're actually baked into the glass during manufacture so it's impossible for them to come off unless it's a manufacturing defect. Have a look here https://www.petebarden.co.uk/news/articles/windscreen-black-dots.html

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I think you mean David Professor !

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39 minutes ago, royoftherovers said:

I think you mean David Professor !

I do indeed John - sorry David :thumbsup:

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11 minutes ago, Herbie said:

I do indeed John - sorry David :thumbsup:

Herbie, old buddy, if you don`t like Rioja try Malbec and if you don`t like Chablis, try a New Zealand Chardonnay!

And drink to friends you`ve never met !

Cheers.

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Oh I'm very particular about my wine John.

I had a very bad experience with red one time so all reds are out, I cannot even stand the smell anymore.

The only wines I drink are very sweet whites. Some supermarkets categorise them as a No.1 being the driest and a No.9 being the sweetest - and on that scale I don't do anything below a No.7.

Some of the best wines I've ever had have been the German Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and my favourite, the Eiswein.

I shall indeed raise a glass or two to the wonderful folks in this club and hope that we all come through these uncertain times safe and sound :cheers:

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11 hours ago, Herbie said:

I do indeed John - sorry David :thumbsup:

I’ve been called worse 🤣

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9 hours ago, Herbie said:

Oh I'm very particular about my wine John.

I had a very bad experience with red one time so all reds are out, I cannot even stand the smell anymore.

The only wines I drink are very sweet whites. Some supermarkets categorise them as a No.1 being the driest and a No.9 being the sweetest - and on that scale I don't do anything below a No.7.

Some of the best wines I've ever had have been the German Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and my favourite, the Eiswein.

I shall indeed raise a glass or two to the wonderful folks in this club and hope that we all come through these uncertain times safe and sound :cheers:

See you at the end old pal.I`ll be the one escorting the Blue Nun !

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