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April 29, 2016, 09:37:33 AM
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BiG DoM

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2010 XT - Rear window is getting blurry marks - appears as if the tint coating is deteriorating. Have tried cleaning without success. Thought of polish ? Is the only solution replacement? Advice welcome.

April 29, 2016, 10:16:41 AM
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Stev0

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Can the tint be removed?


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April 29, 2016, 10:36:07 AM
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I ripped the tint off of one of my cars' rear window. You don't really notice how bad it gets until you see the aftermath. Cleaned it thoroughly with some spirits and had a new film fitted. It really is worth it.

May 02, 2016, 08:41:46 AM
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I ripped the tint off of one of my cars' rear window. You don't really notice how bad it gets until you see the aftermath. Cleaned it thoroughly with some spirits and had a new film fitted. It really is worth it.

This is clearly a factory fitted coating and certainly would not "rip-off". I was wondering if this is a common failure due to ultraviolet and the heated window?

May 02, 2016, 09:10:21 AM
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I haven't heard of it before and it doesn't seem to be a very common problem reported on the interwebz.

Anybody know the cost to replace the back window?

May 02, 2016, 09:42:07 AM
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Manufacturing defect ? I would definitely speak to SSA about it.
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May 06, 2016, 07:57:36 PM
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Those old Volvo's had a problem with the rear windows. But that was from the 70's I think.
Probably not the same problem.
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May 09, 2016, 09:13:06 AM
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no use in speaking to SSA - if the rear window was tinted they won't/can't do anything about it. be careful with taking the tinting off as well, one can damage the rear-demister meaning replacement of the rear window, we had a case like that on a WRX. company did poor job with tinting, owner asked them to re-do it, they took off the tinting, damaged the demister in the process and had to replace the window.... :o
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May 09, 2016, 09:45:34 AM
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Those old Volvo's had a problem with the rear windows. But that was from the 70's I think.
Probably not the same problem.

Merc's too. The lamination between the 2 glass layers use to bubble and/or go brownish. But it was after 30 years of sun, so might not really be a "problem".


May 10, 2016, 11:04:22 PM
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I will need to speak to my local agent. This is clearly not an aftermarket coating but OEM. I believe the vehicle has the smash and grab factory tinting all round.

May 12, 2016, 01:27:24 PM
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I will need to speak to my local agent. This is clearly not an aftermarket coating but OEM. I believe the vehicle has the smash and grab factory tinting all round.

pics will help, as far as i can remember the rear window of the 2010 XT's were clear and not "smoked" as the newer ones. as i said, post some pics.
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