In my quest to find a good spot for my radar detector I went searching. But first I tried to razor blade one Dot off. No Cigar.
Than goodness for Google.
It is called a Third Visor Frit. Who Knew it had a name?
The next question is can the RD penetrate enamel or ceramic paint? I guees I have to find out if they put metal in ceramic or enamel paint.
Anyway here is an explanation of why we need a frit in our lives.
"Seeing dots on windshields
Q: Several years ago, black dots started appearing on new vehicle windshields. The dots are usually only around the periphery of the windshield. What purpose do these dots serve? --Brad, Midland, Texas
A: Windshield glass contains a black enamel band (called the frit) around the periphery that is baked into the glass. This black band includes a border of dots. See figure. The band has an etched surface to enable adhesive to bond to the glass, says a sales manager at Able Auto Glass. When car manufacturers install the windshield, they bond the windshield to the vehicle with adhesive placed on the etched part of the black enamel glass area (inside surface). The outside of the enamel band shades the adhesive from the Sun and protects it from ultraviolet radiation. The band also serves a cosmetic purpose by covering up the adhesive and gives the windshield edge "a more finished look."
[Steve Coyle, Auto Glass Specialists] The black dots blend the border into the glass
Rather than a straight black edge, the dot border blends the solid band into the clear glass, says Steve Coyle at Auto Glass Specialists. Some windshields also use the dots as a third sun visor to block the Sun behind the rearview mirror where most visors don't reach.
(Answered July 26, 2002)"
Yep it has metal in it...
Pigments or dyes can be natural--clay, calcium carbonate, mica, silicas and talcs, or synthetic-- engineered molecules, calcined clay, precipitated calcium carbonate and synthetic silicas. Hiding pigments, used to make the paint opaque, include phthalo blue, iron red oxide and titanium dioxide coated with silicon or aluminum oxide
Read more: What Is Enamel Paint Made Of? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7162281_enamel-paint-made-of_.html#ixzz1kL3qYj2V"