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Why is there oily, grimy stuff inside my windows on hot days

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I have to wash the inside of my windows weekly during the summer. I duct taped every nook and cranny coming from the trunk...but still there.

Rotting horsehair?

Side effect of wet rear carpet/leaky rear window?

Anyone else have this problem?

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Most of the plastic in your car is vinyl (PVC). PVC is normally brittle (ex. the white PVC pipe), but can be softened by adding plasticizers (ex. a raincoat is also PVC, but w/lots of plasticizer). The vinyl in our 2002s also contains plasticizers to make it flexible or keep it from being brittle. As your car ages and as it's exposed to sun, the vinyl releases the plasticizers (and as a side effect, the vinyl become brittle or cracks).

Released plasticizer collects on your windows, and may be what you're referring to.

Armor All and other dash treatments that contain silicone are an attempt to replace the plasticizer that is released from your vinyl - the silicon can act as a plasticizer. Whether it actually works is a different question.

Josh (I took a class on this in undergrad)

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vented tank out bottom of trunk and took other drastic steps...see picture. No noticeable smells anymore.

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I got tired of cleaning the rear windows. Seems to be doing the same thing as a good brandy does to the side of a sniffer.

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