MDL_777
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What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:39 am

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?
 
TechRep
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:58 am

Thats wear from the rubber bumpers on a Jet Bridge.

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ExitRow
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:02 am

Jetway Hickies.

Rubber Burns.

Doorway Rash.

uh...

can't think of any other.

ER
 
MDL_777
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:19 am

Thanks, that clears that up.
 
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:39 am

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....

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