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If you look at the shot below, you'll see there's a wide black border imprinted on the tailgate glass of the RS. Borders of this type are found on most car glass (excepting primary door glass) across all car brands. They often restrict visibility around A pillars and out the back, and increase the size of the blind spot areas. They also detract from a vehicle's appearance. So why on earth are car makers putting these on their windshields etc.? Anyone ever come across a rational explanation?

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It is called frit and it is there to hide the structure and bonding surface under the glass of non-moveable glass. The frit is also used to hide the interior trim panel edge from being seen from the outside of the vehicle.
 

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If you were to open the hatch you wouldn't see any of that border. It's covering up the sealing surface of the glass and C pillar. It probably also hides the defroster.

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Some automakers use the frit area to hide what are called Easter eggs. I am not sure about Ford but FCA has them on most of their vehicles.
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