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Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

I have an Overland with Black interior and White Stitching.

As has been mentioned in many threads about the Stitching reflected off the Windshield.

It's only a problem during daylight hours.

One suggestion was to wear Polarized Sunglasses.

I seriously thinking of taking a Black Sharpie to the stitch.
But I might be too chicken to so that. It might work and look perfectly fine.
I was gonna also try bringing it to a Leather Interior shop and see what they suggest.
There is always the option of just living with it too.
You do forget it's there but it does slightly impact having a clear view of things.
I wonder if you could add anti reflective coating on the inside of windshield.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-03-2015, 02:08 PM
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

The only time I ever notice it at all anymore is after I read a post complaining about it.
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

Ha! You should have gotten the brown leather dash. It has brown stitching. No problems!
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

I've seen a dash mat protector online that fits over the entire top of the dashboard. Probably used to protect it from the sun. That sounds like an easier alternative than coloring the stitching with a marker. If I find it I'll post it.
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

Only drive at night?

I wouldn't use a sharpie. A leather shop might be able to tell you what kind of thread that is in the stitching, such that you [or they] could carefully apply a die to make them darker... Black would be one answer, but dark red, blue, etc. might look better.
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

Go to Amazon.com and search for: fabric dye pen

Should be available at a craft store.

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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

The thread may be treated with something that prevents it from staining though.....so anything you use might end up looking splotchy or worse.

I'd just "live with it".....I never really noticed it with my saddle interior GC.
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

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The only time I ever notice it at all anymore is after I read a post complaining about it.

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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

I've never paid any attention to it... even after reading someone complaining about it.
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

I frankly don't even notice it...after a short period of time post-purchase, it just 'disappeared' via "mind filter"...
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Re: Share your tricks to deal with Stiching Reflected on Windshield

When the stitching is bothering you, look at something in the distance for a few seconds. The hard part is to not think about it.




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When the stitching is bothering you, look at something in the distance for a few seconds. The hard part is to not think about it.




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I "tune it out" too. But what's the impact on your "view".
What if say a child on bike was in that area of your windshield.
Would they get "tuned" out with the stitch?

I tune out dirt on the windshield too. But do I never clean it?
Is it safe to continue driving with it dirty?

Your eyes/brain can tune out all kinds of noise. But do you maintain the same sensitivity if the noise wasn't there. Of course not.

How much impact is it really? No idea. But I know it's not zero.

I look at it as an unnecessary safety issue.
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