Re: [DML] Windshield Film Driving Me Nuts
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Re: [DML] Windshield Film Driving Me Nuts

I believe this is what they refer to as the vinyl "breathing".  My other car (not a delorean) has a leather dash, but only the binnacle is covered in vinyl.  On hot days after sitting out in the sun, and only in a small area of the windshield the exact same width as the binnacle, and directly above it, collects film the same as you are describing.  Don't know if there's a solution for it dude other than to get the dashboard recovered.

I suppose you could try cleaning the film off, then covering half of the dashboard with a blanket or something on a hot day, and see if the other half clouds up, might be a good test.


----- Original Message ----
From: Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:44:56 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Windshield Film Driving Me Nuts


            Yeah, same problem here and my dash is original. I've always assumed

the composition of the glass was a little different than most cars,

thus the cause. The film doesn't form on my other windows, or on the

dash or anywhere else in the car, just on the windshield. Also, like

you, it only happens on hot, sunny days. I keep a couple of rags

behind my seat to clean the window with.

Responding to Robert, I can't possibly see how mine could be related

to coolant; wouldn't you smell it? I'd think the smell would be pretty


I agree this is annoying. A fix would be nice.


On 6/24/07, Steel Wings <steelwings@comcast. net> wrote:


> Almost every sunny day, a light hazy film forms on the interior of my windshield. I believe

> it may be vinyl chloride out-gassing from the dashboard upholstery due to exposure of UV

>  from the sun. (The dash was re-upholstered nearly five years ago) It seems to happen

> mostly on hot summer days and the windows always look dirty. Our front windshields are

>  not the easiest to clean but I find myself having to do this nasty job at least twice a week

>  all summer. Is anyone aware of any product that I can put on my windshield or

> dashboard to prevent this film from forming? Anyone else having this problem? Thanks!


>  Steelwings,

>  1559




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