Going into the third month with our jeep. We just had one spider fixed in the glass two weeks ago, got another huge double tap on it yesterday and another nick in it today. I'm afraid my insurance is going to stop fixing them if I have to call for repairs every other week. I have a feeling its unavoidable though. Is there anything that can help deflect them, most bug shields don't seem to work that well aside from protecting the paint they cover.
10-16-2013 04:57 PM
Ah the joys of wrangler. Eventually you'll stop caring and replace it when it gets really bad.
Guess that didn't answer the question. Not that I know of, they are all pretty much trashed. Almost vertical, flat glass can only hold up for so long.
10-16-2013 06:06 PM
Clearplex. It's a film that covers the windshield. Works magic. The only downside is that eventually you'll have to replace the film, especially if you like to use your wipers a lot. If you don't, it'll last a long time. It costs arount $200.
10-16-2013 07:17 PM
I replace a windshield a year.
10-17-2013 01:43 AM
mine is 10 yearsold.. got a nick in it when it was 3 days old... However it is pitted something bad.. i almost want to "accidently" break it so i can get a replacement.
10-17-2013 02:21 AM
On my second windshield, owned Jeep since day one Jan 17 2000.
Only had to replace OEM unit due to self inflicted sparks from a grinder.
10-17-2013 05:31 AM
I just replaced mine yesterday. My other wrangler has several chips. I try to alternate the insurance claims by 3 months. I've had no problem with the last 3 claims
10-17-2013 06:16 AM
Mines barely a year old and I have cracks in every part of the windshield ( at least 6 origin points). My inspection sticker is for two years though so I'm waiting to replace it till right before I need a new one.
10-17-2013 10:39 AM
Mine lasted 22 years then hood latch failed one day.
10-17-2013 11:28 AM
Had this TJ since '98 and only have 1 rock chip in it from a couple years ago, got it filled up quickly and it's stayed like that so far.
10-17-2013 01:46 PM
Hang a couple tennis raquets in front of the windshield.
10-20-2013 07:53 PM
We picked up another huge bullseye the day after posting this, it's ridiculous. I'll need a new windshield 2-3 times a year at this rate.
10-21-2013 01:32 PM
I just recently got my first chip, luckily its not in my view... I wonder sometimes how mine has lasted so long even after taking a chunk of 2x4 at 60mph and all the branches that have hit it
10-21-2013 05:22 PM
Had mine close to two years. Only had 1 rock hit. It didn't spider. Had it filled. Can't even see it unless you look hard. Of course now that I said that, I'll get a huge crack tomorrow!
10-26-2013 03:13 PM
Chipped, spidered, running cracks are all sought after upgrades for windshields in Nevada. The only way to avoid them is to never leave the city surface streets and mall parking lots.
I usually replace one when the Highway Patrol tells me to or when it's so bad that I can no longer see out of the windshield.