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Old 10-06-2002, 04:39   #1 (permalink)
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anyone notice this on the BA rear/front window

hey just noticed this on the rear/front windows of the BA.. the blacked out surrounds are the same window line as the AU...

look closely at this pic of the BA fairmont ice mint and youll see the blacked out bits are where the au roof line would have been. maybe they couldnt afford to do the interior roof line... so left it as the AU... and then use the windows in the replacement for the BA in 2005/6... or even the cross over 4x4?

food for thought...

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the black outs are standard practice these days... I would be suprised if the AU doesnt have it ( but I must admit I have never looked)
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If you look at both rear windows the AU had a trim surround between glass and body work while BA has glass bonded to outside of body work with that Audi "look". The black-out covers the underside bonding sealant and gives a far cleaner look.
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man...that fairmont looks mighty horn
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If you look at both rear windows the AU had a trim surround between glass and body work while BA has glass bonded to outside of body work with that Audi "look". The black-out covers the underside bonding sealant and gives a far cleaner look.
Curls is correct in that it covers the Urethane sealant. Apparently ultra violet attacks the Urethane therefore it is masked with the "black out" around the edges for protection (and good looks!)
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Old 10-07-2002, 17:02   #6 (permalink)
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ahh okay so its actually a practical reason then, i thought different.

so can you see out of these "black-outs"? seems like such a waiste of practical window space to look out from. i didnt check when i went and saw them ...
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