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Posted: 9/4/2015 9:10:25 AM EDT
Dammit, I want to put my dashcam suction cup right in that spot, but the damn dots won't allow the cup to stick for more than an hour. What are the freakin' things for, and can I clear out a couple inch diameter of them with a razor blade for the cup to stick? Grrr......
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:11:02 AM EDT
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Alien identification tags
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:13:51 AM EDT
Lots of windshields have a "third visor" in the middle of the windshield above/behind the mirror, cuts down on glare in an area your visors won't cover
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:14:12 AM EDT
They are to reduce sun glare by reducing transmission of light.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:16:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NoloContendere:


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Originally Posted By XMM:
Dammit, I want to put my dashcam suction cup right in that spot, but the damn dots won't allow the cup to stick for more than an hour. What are the freakin' things for, and can I clear out a couple inch diameter of them with a razor blade for the cup to stick? Grrr......


Use 3m tape


Will it hold? Gets damn hot in there after being parked in the sun with the windows up.


Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:16:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:16:46 AM EDT
They are there to piss you off OP
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:17:07 AM EDT
You count them while in traffic.
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Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:23:43 AM EDT
They are used for the passenger to play tac tic toos when sitting in the seat.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:25:50 AM EDT
It's a dash-cam prevention device.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:29:18 AM EDT
What dash cam did you get?
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:35:42 AM EDT
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G1W from ebay or Amazon. it was like $60 and is one of the best bargains out there for what you get. Great reviews overall.

Thanks, guys. I guess I'll do the 3m doublesided tape then.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:38:03 AM EDT
I got the mirror mount for my GW1 dash cam...works great.
Drill a hole in the window...use a bolt...duh...
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:38:16 AM EDT
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LOL, it ticked me off! "Right where I want to put it! Of allllll the real estate on this whole fucking windscreen, this is the only place I can't put this fucking thing?!?"
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:43:39 AM EDT
The dots are there to shade the edge of the glass where the adhesive is. The ultra violet rays can breakdown the adhesive and cause the glass to release from the channel in which it is glued, causing a leak and wind noise.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:45:27 AM EDT
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LOL, it ticked me off! "Right where I want to put it! Of allllll the real estate on this whole fucking windscreen, this is the only place I can't put this fucking thing?!?"
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
It's a dash-cam prevention device.


LOL, it ticked me off! "Right where I want to put it! Of allllll the real estate on this whole fucking windscreen, this is the only place I can't put this fucking thing?!?"


LoL reminds me of this guy I passed on the interstate the other night.  Dude had his smart phone rigged up with a suction cup on the far left side of the windshield, and a friggin tablet set up in the middle.  Both at full brightness in the middle of the night.  I don't know how the guy saw through it all.  Makes me wonder if he was just as pissed about the dots.  
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:49:24 AM EDT
3m dual lock like used on EZ Passes would probably work too? It definitely takes the heat.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:51:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 07Commander:
The dots are there to shade the edge of the glass where the adhesive is. The ultra violet rays can breakdown the adhesive and cause the glass to release from the channel in which it is glued, causing a leak and wind noise.
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I don't understand this part.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:52:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
They are to reduce sun glare by reducing transmission of light.
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:


LoL reminds me of this guy I passed on the interstate the other night.  Dude had his smart phone rigged up with a suction cup on the far left side of the windshield, and a friggin tablet set up in the middle.  Both at full brightness in the middle of the night.  I don't know how the guy saw through it all.  Makes me wonder if he was just as pissed about the dots.  
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
It's a dash-cam prevention device.


LOL, it ticked me off! "Right where I want to put it! Of allllll the real estate on this whole fucking windscreen, this is the only place I can't put this fucking thing?!?"


LoL reminds me of this guy I passed on the interstate the other night.  Dude had his smart phone rigged up with a suction cup on the far left side of the windshield, and a friggin tablet set up in the middle.  Both at full brightness in the middle of the night.  I don't know how the guy saw through it all.  Makes me wonder if he was just as pissed about the dots.  


Damn dots. I'm starting a support group.
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Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
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Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:54:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By XMM:


I don't understand this part.
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Originally Posted By 07Commander:
The dots are there to shade the edge of the glass where the adhesive is. The ultra violet rays can breakdown the adhesive and cause the glass to release from the channel in which it is glued, causing a leak and wind noise.


I don't understand this part.


He's saying wind could slip in through the failed glue, but shaving a few dots ain't gonna cause that kind of failure. And to answer your question, yes, you can shave them off with a razor. Window tinters do it all the time to prevent bubbles.
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I don't understand this part.
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Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By 07Commander:
The dots are there to shade the edge of the glass where the adhesive is. The ultra violet rays can breakdown the adhesive and cause the glass to release from the channel in which it is glued, causing a leak and wind noise.


I don't understand this part.

I windshield that isnt sealed properly will leak. Well, when it not raining, it still leaks, but it only leaks air. You can hear it.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 9:57:49 AM EDT
No, shaving a few dots isn't going to cause any problems. I was just answering the original question about why the dots are there.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:02:49 AM EDT
Jade Helm civilian tracking device bro.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:13:15 AM EDT
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No, shaving a few dots isn't going to cause any problems. I was just answering the original question about why the dots are there.
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Yep, I get it now.  
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:23:30 AM EDT
NSA identification tool.  Much like barcodes, the pattern of the dots is unique to each vehicle.   This allows the satellites to identify and track vehicles.  Think of it as facial recognition for autos.
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Yep, I get it now.  
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Originally Posted By 07Commander:
No, shaving a few dots isn't going to cause any problems. I was just answering the original question about why the dots are there.


Yep, I get it now.  



Be careful with this advice.  You may end up locked away in some remote North Dakota prison camp along with all the folks who tore the tags from the mattresses.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:25:11 AM EDT
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NSA identification tool.  Much like barcodes, the pattern of the dots is unique to each vehicle.   This allows the satellites to identify and track vehicles.  Think of it as facial recognition for autos.
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Dang, to even think of that, you gotta be a little paranoid.  
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:28:13 AM EDT
Take one and hold it under your tongue for a more colorful driving experience.
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Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:34:04 AM EDT
Just get the mirror mount, they are way better than the suction cup.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 10:52:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:


I use the red 3m tape.
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Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
3m dual lock like used on EZ Passes would probably work too? It definitely takes the heat.


Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?


I use the red 3m tape.


Don't they make strong stuff in black? I think the red would look gawdy and obvious when outside, looking in.
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Don't they make strong stuff in black? I think the red would look gawdy and obvious when outside, looking in.
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Originally Posted By XMM:

Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
3m dual lock like used on EZ Passes would probably work too? It definitely takes the heat.


Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?


I use the red 3m tape.


Don't they make strong stuff in black? I think the red would look gawdy and obvious when outside, looking in.



I think he is referring to the double sided foam tape with the red wrapper and packaging.  The tape is actually white.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 11:02:28 AM EDT
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HK windshield dots.

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Link Posted: 9/4/2015 11:02:44 AM EDT
Shade balls for your eyes.
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Link Posted: 9/4/2015 11:10:49 AM EDT
I just replaced a G1W with a different model. The LiPo battery had puffed up inside it (probably from the heat of the car) and pushed the front of the housing off.



I replaced it with this:











...which has a capacitor instead of a battery so it won't puff up or worse, catch fire. The cap gives it enough energy to save the video file in case of an accident or when you shut the car off. And I have it installed behind my mirror right on top of the dots, since it uses 3M tape anyway. The installation is very clean. It uses a little funnel shaped plug housing and if you run the wire behind the head liner and "B" Pillar, you won't see any wire at all.
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Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
I just replaced a G1W with a different model. The LiPo battery had puffed up inside it (probably from the heat of the car) and pushed the front of the housing off.

I replaced it with this:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UUQD9L6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

...which has a capacitor instead of a battery so it won't puff up or worse, catch fire. The cap gives it enough energy to save the video file in case of an accident or when you shut the car off. And I have it installed behind my mirror right on top of the dots, since it uses 3M tape anyway. The installation is very clean. It uses a little funnel shaped plug housing and if you run the wire behind the head liner and "B" Pillar, you won't see any wire at all.
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That's a wild looking dashcam. Good price and decent reviews.
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 11:15:00 AM EDT
Those are coded identification numbers for satellite tracking by the NSA/CIA.
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NSA identification tool.  Much like barcodes, the pattern of the dots is unique to each vehicle.   This allows the satellites to identify and track vehicles.  Think of it as facial recognition for autos.
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Now how many arfcommers are going to be studying those dots for a discernible pattern?
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Originally Posted By XMM:


That's a wild looking dashcam. Good price and decent reviews.
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Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
I just replaced a G1W with a different model. The LiPo battery had puffed up inside it (probably from the heat of the car) and pushed the front of the housing off.

I replaced it with this:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UUQD9L6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

...which has a capacitor instead of a battery so it won't puff up or worse, catch fire. The cap gives it enough energy to save the video file in case of an accident or when you shut the car off. And I have it installed behind my mirror right on top of the dots, since it uses 3M tape anyway. The installation is very clean. It uses a little funnel shaped plug housing and if you run the wire behind the head liner and "B" Pillar, you won't see any wire at all.


That's a wild looking dashcam. Good price and decent reviews.


This!

I like that! a LOT
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Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:


The "sticky" part of the tape is actually clear... the non-sticky layer you peel off each side is red.

Amazon carries it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81WUwg619DL._SL1500_.jpg

<a href="http://s251.photobucket.com/user/TGrayman/media/itstape.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg286/TGrayman/itstape.jpg</a>
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Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:
Originally Posted By XMM:

Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
3m dual lock like used on EZ Passes would probably work too? It definitely takes the heat.


Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?


I use the red 3m tape.


Don't they make strong stuff in black? I think the red would look gawdy and obvious when outside, looking in.


The "sticky" part of the tape is actually clear... the non-sticky layer you peel off each side is red.

Amazon carries it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81WUwg619DL._SL1500_.jpg

<a href="http://s251.photobucket.com/user/TGrayman/media/itstape.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg286/TGrayman/itstape.jpg</a>


LOL, thank you.  
Link Posted: 9/4/2015 3:30:42 PM EDT
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Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?
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Originally Posted By XMM:

Originally Posted By MPi-KMS-72:
3m dual lock like used on EZ Passes would probably work too? It definitely takes the heat.


Yeah, now that you bring it up, there are a bunch of different kinds of 3m tape. For those of you who've suggested it for this use, what specific kind do you suggest?


Yes, it is the tape that TheGrayMan posted a picture of.  The tape is clear, the backing is red and says "VHB" on it.  My dash cam has been attached for over two years, no issues.
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