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Old 01-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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pitted windshield

I have a 2013 Wrangler unlimited and I have recently noticed that the entire windshield to to bottom across the whole thing there are many small pits.

It really sucks as my Jeep is relatively new. Is this common? I'm wondering if so because it is more upright/ flat then most other vehicles I have owned??

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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If it is only pitted be happy. I bought our Jeep in August. Our windshield is cracked along the bottom, 2" up from side to side and yes cracked, rock battered windshields are common on Wranglers.

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like it's sandblasted from the highway. Is that possible?
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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My 08 cracked twice and pitted so bad that I replaced it. 3 windshields in 85,000 miles. bought my 13 in April and it now has 16,000 miles and the windshield is pitted pretty good.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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I've got one little pit from a rock and it can't be repaired. Is there any kind of superglass for these Wranglers? My windshield on my first Jeep cracked before 500 miles.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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I've got a few filled in cracks on my 2011 but the pitting is the real problem. During a heavy rain storm it makes it difference in being able to clearly see. There are no officials ways to address the issue or resolve it. While the hood protectors don't do anything about rocks, I'm not rethinking about getting one to see if it helps with the pitting windshield and then getting an new windshield.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #8
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Might be from highway but can't believe how bad it is!!
If it was from the road wouldn't the front paint show the same??
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:08 PM   #9
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All my Jeeps had pitted windshields as does my 9 month old JKUR, the recent heavy winds here in Colorado would pit any windshield even sitting still. I do remember replacing the windshield on my CJ...all of a sudden I could see. Get used to it, same as the rocks hitting the door hinges
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:11 PM   #10
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My JKs aren't nearly as bad as my 2 TJs - those were sandblasted almost immediately! The joys of an almost vertical windshield.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by grizzstang View Post
If it is only pitted be happy. I bought our Jeep in August. Our windshield is cracked along the bottom, 2" up from side to side and yes cracked, rock battered windshields are common on Wranglers.
Had mine a week as of Wednesday and watched my windshield crack from right to left a couple inches up. Turned on the defrost in my garage and heard a crack. Looked up to see the crack make its way across right in front of my eyes. Took it to the dealer who submitted photos for warranty repair. Fingers crossed.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:49 AM   #12
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The w/s glass used in all auto production today is the crap poor quality. This keeps the glass companies in business. The vertical w/s on the Jeep is a magnet for super slab sand blasting. Its a shame and a sham that w/s are manufactured in such poor quality, but they are. Keeps insurance companies in business, glass companies in business, installers in business.
Its pretty easy to see that w/s and glass companies don't want high quality w/s they want repeat customers. I owned a 2007 FJ Cruiser and replaced two w/s in it. I asked the installer at the time which make cars had the worst w/s glass. He said all the glass is poor, but that Nissan has terrible issues with w/s glass in his experience.
Thats my take….so when my w/s gets a crack, yes it will suck, but I will get it replaced.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:14 AM   #13
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I had a Honda Element (vertical windshield) and it had 3 windshields in the time I owned it. I think the vertical positioning makes it more vulnerable, same as a JK.

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