Friday, February 10, 2017

What the "Frit" is on My Car Window?

It's a Frit!
There are some things we just don't realize about our cars that have importance. Two of them are a "Frit" and the dots on windows and mirrors. 

WHAT THE FRIT? According to, the frit is a black enamel band that is baked into the edges of the windshield from the factory.  The Frit is a mixture of silica and fluxes that is fused at high temperature to make glass.
WHAT DOES THE FRIT DO? 1) from the inside it provides a surface that allows adhesive to bond to the glass. 2) from the outside it prevents solar UV Rays from causing damage to the glue used to adhere the windshield to the car body.

WHAT DO THE DOTS DO?  The dots on the edges of your windows provide a smooth transition from the solid black frit band, to prevent distortion and to look better. The dots also create a shield from the sun, similar to having a small form of tint.  The majority of the windshields come manufactured with the frit band with the dots.  Some manufacturers actually use extremely small forms of their logos instead of using dots.

DOTS ON REAR VIEW MIRROR - These dots keep the sun from your eyes. 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next