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What Are These Markings?  
User currently offlineMDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

While spotting at my local airport, I've noticed some strange smudge-like markings on the left side of many of the aircraft. It's really apparent on aircraft with dark paint schemes. Here's an example:


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I've noticed it mostly on the 737's, but it's also evident on some of the A319's and A320's that I've seen as well. It's kind of odd - the "smudges" are always around the cockpit window, and the first passenger window, and always on the left side. I was curious if anyone had an explanation for this. Does it have to do with cabin pressurization?

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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Thats wear from the rubber bumpers on a Jet Bridge.

TechRep


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Jetway Hickies.

Rubber Burns.

Doorway Rash.

uh...

can't think of any other.

ER


User currently offlineMDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Thanks, that clears that up.

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I think that about wraps things up here at airliners.net. All questions that could possibly been asked have been asked.

The dude needs to step back and look at the forest....

JET





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