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post #1 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Someone Call A Waaaaaaabulance.

I don't even have 700 miles on my new Jeep.
I do have a chipped wind shield though.

Got it going through town at about 30mph.

I'll be the one off in the corner weeping silently to myself...



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post #2 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 01:54 PM
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You should see pictures of my windshield... its more chip and crack than glass. I know I need to replace it; but the SECOND I do, itll just do the same.
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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You should see pictures of my windshield... its more chip and crack than glass. I know I need to replace it; but the SECOND I do, itll just do the same.
I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 03:54 PM
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I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
Well it means rocks don't slide off easily

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post #5 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
Yes, a flat glass is more prone to chip.

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post #6 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 06:35 PM
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Join the club. I'm on my third windshield and it is currently cracked. I refuse to replace it again. My windshield has been cracked longer than not.
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 08:31 PM
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I bought a used TJ a few years back. The PO had already replaced the glass about a year earlier. Got my first chip just a few months later, have several now.

just a fact of wrangler.

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post #8 of 18 Old 05-19-2013, 11:24 PM
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I have 80,000 on my Jeep and the windshield has never been replaced.

Now I'm going to have a rock crack my windshield since I said it.
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 05:51 AM
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My TJ is on its 3rd windshield in 4 years.
My brothers 2010 JK is on its 4th windshield in 3 years and it needs replacing again.

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 06:35 AM
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Been driving Wranglers for 4 years and never had a cracked windshield.
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post #11 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 07:26 AM
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I replaced the windshield on my last Jeep three times. On my first outing with this one, I got a chip. I really wish there was a coating that could be placed over the windshield to protect it, kind of like a cell phone screen cover. The vertical stance of the Wrangler windshield leaves it very vulnerable to chips/cracks.

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post #12 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 09:13 AM
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I filled up my wiper fluid with jergins lotion right before I get on the hiway I spay the windshield I have never had an issue with rock chips. and if im feeling a bit randy...

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post #13 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 11:15 AM
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Flat glass + upright positioning = rock chips & cracks.

On the plus side, the flat glass means that they're not as expensive to replace as an SUV windshield.
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post #14 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 12:10 PM
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The only solution is to apply Clearplex. It's a clear film for the windshield. It will protect against rock chips. The only down side is the cost...about $200, which is more than new glass, however, if you hate to go to the glass shop and waste the time, this is a good solution.

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post #15 of 18 Old 05-20-2013, 12:32 PM
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