Dots or bubbles at sides of windshield glass

Tiny
BEBOBEBO
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  • 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Hi, I noticed bubbles or dots at sides of windshield that is increasing through time (years). It is after market windshield that present since I owned the car (7 years), but it become obvious nowadays. I don't know what is it? Like infection by bug? Is there any the car glass is eroded from the sides to repair it? What is your opinion? I attached photo for it.
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 AT 12:21 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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This is called de-lamination. It is caused by dust and dirt particles that get trapped between the layers of glass when they are forming the window. Over the years these breakdown and leave the deformations that you see. I doubt they will spread inward but they will go around the window on the edges. This is pretty typically of aftermarket windshields unfortunately.

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
Is there any treatment for this de-lamination? I mean cosmetic treatment? It us ugly appearing at edges.
Anything to do?
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Cosmetically about the only thing you could do would be to mask off around the glass and the windshield and paint a trim line around the glass. However, that just hides the fact that the glass is failing. In modern vehicles the glass used is both a structural and safety part of the vehicle and not just glass. If it were mine I would replace the windshield with a better one. That would restore both the structure and safety aspects as well as remove the damage.
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 AT 12:31 AM

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