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Anyone else getting a lot of fog like buildup of "film" on the inside of your windshield?
I was told years ago that this is the "curing" of all the plastic/vinyl of the new car parts that causes this......just don't remember getting this so much on the new ALTIMA I had.....I clean it and a couple weeks later the film is back...anyone else getting this as much??
 

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Oh yes, my windshield and back window do this. There is no way around it, you can clean it off but it will come back. Out of all the cars I have detailed, the fusion has the worst problem with the haze on the inside of the windows. I find that cleaning with a damp microfiber, drying with microfiber, and using glass polish as a finishing touch gives me as least 3 weeks of clean windows (on the inside).
 

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OMG....I'm happy I'm not the only one! I thought it was just my car! For me, just a dry cloth gets rid of it....for a little while!
 

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I just try to stay on top of cleaning it. Seems like its getting better.
 
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Yup...same problem. 5 months gone by and it's still doing it. I guesss it's going to do it for the rest of the car's life.
 

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My Focus did this pretty heavily for the first year or so, but then it eventually stopped. If you have a moonroof leave it vented open often and it should help.
 

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Must be a FoMoCo thing because it was the same as it was in in my Focus (and wifes).
 

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[quote author=SoCalFusion link=topic=58915.msg994999#msg994999 date=1160106565]
Anyone else getting a lot of fog like buildup of "film" on the inside of your windshield?
I was told years ago that this is the "curing" of all the plastic/vinyl of the new car parts that causes this......just don't remember getting this so much on the new ALTIMA I had.....I clean it and a couple weeks later the film is back...anyone else getting this as much??
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Most new cars do this and you are right, curing is the word that is used. Some years ago, a friend of mine had a brand new Maxima that seemed to never quit emitting the gasses, even after a year. Well, she finally dumped the car and got something different and the same thing happened.
 

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man i could not figure out why the hell i had codensation on the inside of the window and kept cleaning it over and over again. but the haze still comes back. at least i now know why, instead trying to find the culprit.
 

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Ever wonder what our frickin' LUNGS look like!!?? Maybe it's not the cigarettes thats killing us afterall !!!! :lol:
 

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I too have the film. If it's "normal" then I'll deal with it and keep a microfiber rag in the car. 
 

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It's normal but not good. The automakers need to do a better job of pushing to reduce the amount of fogging that plastics produce. Most of these are caused by chemicals that aid processing, like amines, and some plasticisers, or shorter chain molecules that don't get properly tied to the polymer.

I've heard VW does a good job with pushing suppliers to rectify these problems, but don't have any first hand experience.

I'd be suprised if the media doesn't pick up on this in the next few years as they are overseas.
 

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[quote author=captainhook link=topic=58915.msg995679#msg995679 date=1160148981]
Must be a FoMoCo thing because it was the same as it was in in my Focus (and wifes).
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and my thunderbird and my dads town car...
 

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YEP....Same here....I work at JFK-N.Y. My car is 30ft. from the jets.....not good for the windshield or paint....

keep a bottle of windex handy.


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[quote author=FUSION_KIDD link=topic=58915.msg1042507#msg1042507 date=1162314267]
FILM?? MINE DOESNT HAVE ANY FLIM ITS NORMAL..
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Ah.....yiours must be defective! :D
 

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lol.. thats crazy.. now i think imma go to the dealer and have them install one that has film on it.. lol
 

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Every car I've ever owned has had the film on the inside. I can see it if you smoke.....I don't. They have called this "out gassing" since I can remember. At night on the front inside it's very noticeable. I actually use the back of my fingers to clean the mirror and window. Back of my hand is gets dirty, but window is clean. Microfiber is really the only way to go. Does anyone have a solution to water spots on the outside?
 

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[quote author=Freddy link=topic=58915.msg1056894#msg1056894 date=1162981087]
Does anyone have a solution to water spots on the outside?
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There are a couple of ways to go with water spots. Several people swear by "Bon Ami" which is a polishing cleaner available at most supermarkets. Given that it is not specifically designed for automotive glass...or glass in general, I have not tried it. If you do try it, I'd try it on a piece of glass that you do not care if it gets scratched.

The other product, which I have used, is by Autoglym car glass polish. You may have to order it online, depending on where you live. I live in a small town in Georgia and had to order it from a detail company in Florida. Cost is about $8. The product works excellent! After doing the windows on my new car, I did the windows on my wife's 2002 Windstar that had bad waterspots on all windows. The autoglym product took them right out. Regardless of the product you use, you will need to use some elbow grease to get these hard water stains out.

There is also a product called Spot-X that some have found in HomeDepot and/or Lowe's. The product is expensive $28 and is nothing more than a powder of finely crushed up walnut shells that you mix with water to form a paste.

Just remember that there are a lot of things harder than automotive glass, which has Moh's hardness rating of 5.5. A higher rating will produce scratches in a lower rating. Scouring cleaners (comet, ajax, etc.) have a hardness rating of 7.5. Green Scotchbrite pads have a hardness rating of 8. Lots of people have had to have windshields replaced because they have used these pads only to find they have instilled hundred of scratches in their windshields that impairs visibility. Steel Wool is 8.5. I think that 00 and 000 steel wool ratings are lower, though.
 

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Does anyone know how to clean that film off the window behind the third brake light?....without removing the darn thing!
 
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