Weird film developing on windows

Discussion in 'Cars' started by Acne, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Acne

    Acne New Member

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    My girlfriend's car is possessed.

    Everytime I drive it, there is a weird film on the windshield and windows. I clean them and in a week or so, it's back. It is not smoked in and is kept clean and hardly driven. Sometimes it will be shut up for days.

    The car has a waxy scented candle smell... like one of those tarts people burn. It smells like a burnt tart... vanilla/coffee/cinnamony odor. I can't seem to find the cause. She said a tart did melt in there a long time ago but it's gone. Could the summer heat be reigniting the oils and causing some sort of vapor to form on the windows?

    I mean, this car is clean and free of any obvious causes.

    But the car always has smelled like that. That was the first thing I noticed about it and that was years ago and in the winter so there goes the heat idea.
     
  2. phatboy

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    Trade that shit in and get you some gubment motors money.

    Anything in the car could cause a smell the 'film' is something else. Have you tried spraying lysol in the AC intake (usually under the wipers on the cowl) with the ac going wide open. If there is anything in there the Lysol will wipe it out (usually moisture can cause some fungii to form).

    Does the windshield leak any? If it has a slow leak the moisture coming in could cause the film, but not the smell.
     
  3. Acne

    Acne New Member

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    No leak. I will try the Lysol thing though.

    The film is clear... just looks an oil has formed on the windows.
     
  4. Joeslogic

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    Yep more or less.

    My Camaro has a cracked dash in this Texas heat it was inevitable. Anyway I got a cool dash cover I think it is Dashmat brand and the chemical vapors that come out of the foam (my theory) cause me to have to clean the inside of the windshield all the time. Not as bad in the winter though.

    I keep one of those "As seen on TV" Windshield cleaning wands in the back within reach of the driver seat and do a wipe over about once a week or more.
     
  5. phatboy

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    Joe, I think yours is that way because of all the white rain hairspray you use, isnt that like a pre-requisite to driving a camaro???

    ;)
     
  6. Nauseous

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  7. Joeslogic

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    Ok I'll save everyone a lot it time just fast forward two minutes to hear the quazi shitty song.

    James Rockford drove a Camaro and he kicked peoples ass. Always knocked guys out in real clandestine fashion with one punch.

    After they made fun of his hairspray that is.
     
  8. Homewrecker

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  9. Joeslogic

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    That would be pseudo correct. Were it not for the symbolic misspelling.
     
  10. Joeslogic

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    I was government educated.

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  11. Nauseous

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  12. Nauseous

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    Hey Acne, maybe it's your oily skin that is causing the film?
     
  13. Joeslogic

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    The heater core is leaking into the vents regardless of weather it is on AC or Heat its causing the film.

    Just a guess.
     
  14. Nauseous

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    Probably some toxic plastic shit melting in the car causing a vapor to form.
     

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