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Old 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Bugs on the windshield

I seem to get bugs on the windshield almost every time I drive my Jeep.

I understand the angle of the windshield is much more steep than most other vehicles, which might be the problem.

Does anyone have any recommendations (bug deflector/hood equipment that might help?

The Jeep is only 2 months old, and I'm almost empty on my 3rd fill of windshield washer fluid...

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I seem to get bugs on the windshield almost every time I drive my Jeep.

I understand the angle of the windshield is much more steep than most other vehicles, which might be the problem.

Does anyone have any recommendations (bug deflector/hood equipment that might help?

The Jeep is only 2 months old, and I'm almost empty on my 3rd fill of windshield washer fluid...
They go away in the winter. lol.

I got my jeep in the winter and never had to clean anything off other than mud. Now it quickly gets covered with bugs. We need some tech guy to come up with a bug zapper that frys them before hitting the windshield. How hard can it be, if we can do the tech for hitting a missile with a missile, zapping bugs should be easy.

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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Rain-X, wont keep them off but makes it easier to get them off.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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I clean mine with Invisible Glass just about every day before I put it away for the night. All windshield washer fluid and wipers do for me, is smear them on the windshield. I also have a bug deflector, but it doesn't seem to help much ... don't forget the grill and bumper, too
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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I have the Mopar bug deflector and I don't think it even makes much of a difference. I'm going to be taking it off soon.
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I had an Escalade that had a washer fluid heater. You would press a button and the fluid would start heating to about 125 degrees then would spray and turn on the wipers for a few passes. It worked great--I wonder if there is something like this that we can put in aftermarket.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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I still have the factory blades, and they really do nothing to remove any bugs. I even tried putting the bug removing wiper fluid in and it still does not clean the windshield. Would getting a different/better set of blades make a difference, or is a bug filled windshield something I will have to live with?

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There's a windshield washer, I forget the name, that is susposed to help. The danged love bugs breeding season is about to crank up it is real bad on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Lousiana has them like I've never seen anywhere else. You can only drive about ten miles before you have to stop and clean the windshield. They screw up your paint oo, so you have to get them off asap.
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I had an Escalade that had a washer fluid heater. You would press a button and the fluid would start heating to about 125 degrees then would spray and turn on the wipers for a few passes. It worked great--I wonder if there is something like this that we can put in aftermarket.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #10
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I have the Mopar bug deflector and I don't think it even makes much of a difference. I'm going to be taking it off soon.
These are useless. I didn't even want it at the dealership if it was free. I just took a drive to my parents house, in the country. Got a few bugs on the windshield, nothing major. Depends where you are driving, but I don't see much of an issue. The bigger problem is the front fascia/headlights that are 90 degrees. But it's a Jeep and it's gonna get dirty.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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I just went ahead and bought a monthy subscription to the local car wash. I can go as many times as I need to get those bugs off!
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the only way to keep bugs off is don't drive it,,but we all know that will never happen,,lol
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:20 AM   #13
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I've always been a big fan of Rain-X. Helps immensely with the cleanup as stated above. But I just ordered some Clear Fusion stuff from a company called DFI. Really expensive comparatively but it's supposed to be very good... like Rain-X on crack as one person put it. I'll post again once I try it.

http://www.shopDFI.com/product_p/diy-win-def.htm
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There's a windshield washer, I forget the name, that is susposed to help. The danged love bugs breeding season is about to crank up it is real bad on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Lousiana has them like I've never seen anywhere else. You can only drive about ten miles before you have to stop and clean the windshield. They screw up your paint oo, so you have to get them off asap.
Florida has those love bugs too. They get all over everything.

If you guys think the jeep windshield is bad try being 6'5" and riding a sport bike.
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I keep a razor scraper in the Jeep for removing some of the baked on guts in the summer months. The bug off windshield washer helps a little, or at least it's better than the regular stuff, but it still needs help. I've also taken to adding a shot glass of Mr Clean when refilling the reservoir at home and while I'm not sure if it helps, it don't hurt.
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I cleaned mine off yesterday with Armor All glass cleaner. That stuff works pretty fast on those damn bugs.
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I have the Mopar bug deflector and I don't think it even makes much of a difference. I'm going to be taking it off soon.
You'll soon realize how many stones it stops from bouncing off your hood and into the windshield under the wipers. We've lost 3 windshields that way.
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You can always fold the windshield down. LOL
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RainX treatment on the windshield and RainX summer washer fluid will really help with clean up.
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Fold it down and youll appreciate what the windshield is doing for you.

Use a squeegee at a gas station.

Ive used up a gallon of washer fluid in 3 hours before. Indiana uses too much salt on the toll road..........
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I had an Escalade that had a washer fluid heater. You would press a button and the fluid would start heating to about 125 degrees then would spray and turn on the wipers for a few passes. It worked great--I wonder if there is something like this that we can put in aftermarket.
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It won't stop them committing bug harakiri on your windshield, but Simoniz make a thing called a bug sponge which is awesome for removing squished gribblies from your windshield. It costs about two bucks at any auto parts store, and it's essentially a sponge with a soft mesh bag wrapped over the top - like a less abrasive pot scrubber. I always carry one in the car, when the mess becomes too bad I swing into a gas station, dip it in the water and give the windshield a once over. Bugs come right off.
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I use the Rain-X and think it does a great job. When I wash the Jeep a direct hit with the garden hose seems to get 90% of the bugs off.
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me and my mom got our JKs at the same time and thought it was comical how many bugs we collect now, regular washer fluid and a wipe with the wipers if you do it right away seem to get MOST of it off, if you let it bake on you'll need some elbow grease.
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You'll soon realize how many stones it stops from bouncing off your hood and into the windshield under the wipers. We've lost 3 windshields that way.
Guess it didn't work for you if you lost 3 windshields. That little piece of plastic does virtually nothing to stop bugs or stones.
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Guess it didn't work for you if you lost 3 windshields. That little piece of plastic does virtually nothing to stop bugs or stones.
May not be all that helpful on a wrangler but on other rigs such as a 2nd gen dodge or the Classic body style Silverado it works awesome to keep rock chips off the front of the hood.
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May not be all that helpful on a wrangler but on other rigs such as a 2nd gen dodge or the Classic body style Silverado it works awesome to keep rock chips off the front of the hood.
I agree. It works on other lower profile vehicles, especially a car. But on a Wrangler (really high profile and upright windshield)... it would have to be about 8" tall + to deflect everything over top of the windshield.

Best thing to protect your windshield from stones is to not follow too close. As for bugs, wash them off.
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There's a windshield washer, I forget the name, that is susposed to help. The danged love bugs breeding season is about to crank up it is real bad on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Lousiana has them like I've never seen anywhere else. You can only drive about ten miles before you have to stop and clean the windshield. They screw up your paint oo, so you have to get them off asap.
Bounce dryer sheets work awesome to clean bugs off windshield and paint. Just get them wet and wipe the bugs off.
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I just leave em...the rain will clean them off eventually

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