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11-13-2013 05:04 AM
laplander
Heater cracking screen?

Hi I have been reading this thread and looking at the videos, loved it. I am about to change the screen twice in a year. both times I never saw anything, first time it was cold frost and that heater kicks it out! especially in one or two areas where the cracks show up (bottom left and right of centre) Is it possible many of these crack are due to the extreme heat pumped out (I love the heat and crack it up to Red) I may now get this screen, Looks good. also anyone know how to upload a profile pic it just re-directs me. Andy/Laplander
10-13-2012 03:28 AM
JimmEC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tumbleweed
Any updates to this? How's it been long term in the heat and humidity of Houston?
Thanks.
I have had no problems. Humidity has not been a factor.
09-28-2012 10:50 AM
Tumbleweed Any updates to this? How's it been long term in the heat and humidity of Houston?
Thanks.
05-28-2012 01:26 PM
JimmEC
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkinOhio
How does the windshield handle cleaning/bug splatters? Is it better, worse, same as glass?

Was wondering last night as I drove home and could literally see the bugs committing suicide as I drove. The bugs are so bad it seems like I have to clean it each time I drive it this year.

Next rock attack on the windshield I will be getting one of these windshields.
Yeah, I have the same issued. I guess its about the same as glass. Maybe dead bug smear is worse. Cleaning is just as easy. I haven't had anything stick so hard that I had to do anything more to clean it.
05-27-2012 08:55 AM
MarkinOhio
Was just thinking about this last night

How does the windshield handle cleaning/bug splatters? Is it better, worse, same as glass?

Was wondering last night as I drove home and could literally see the bugs committing suicide as I drove. The bugs are so bad it seems like I have to clean it each time I drive it this year.

Next rock attack on the windshield I will be getting one of these windshields.
05-26-2012 10:05 AM
JimmEC Still no issues.
04-07-2012 01:50 AM
JimmEC
Quote:
Originally Posted by devildog330

remember gorilla glue must be used with water as it's a catalyst to the glue
By it self gorilla glue will always fail
Yeah, I know.
04-06-2012 11:06 PM
devildog330
Gorilla Glue

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmEC View Post
UPDATE:

GORILLA GLUE FAILED TODAY! Sanded it and re-applied with epoxy. It is drying as you read.

It.says it sets in 5 minutes, however, it fully cures in 24 hours. That being said, I think I'll be waiting the full time.
remember gorilla glue must be used with water as it's a catalyst to the glue
By it self gorilla glue will always fail
04-03-2012 12:19 AM
JimmEC Nothing new to report. Still like it. No problems.
03-18-2012 03:05 PM
Braveheart12JK Awesome! Thank again for the info and link!
03-16-2012 12:37 PM
verdugan
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Originally Posted by Braveheart12JK View Post
Thanks Verdugan. I def wasn't aware we could find those anywhere, and I wasn't even sure they were decals. I thought maybe they were a strange glass paint.
Me too until i saw it posted in here. One of the members (Vassily from Ukraine or something like that) also sells a decal that has the little jeep going all across the windshield instead of just one.)

Here's the link:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lit...al-133441.html
03-16-2012 02:54 AM
Braveheart12JK
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Originally Posted by verdugan View Post
I do like OEM when possible, but keep in mind that you can get those decals in eBay too.
Thanks Verdugan. I def wasn't aware we could find those anywhere, and I wasn't even sure they were decals. I thought maybe they were a strange glass paint.
03-15-2012 04:10 PM
Dassquatch
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Originally Posted by AMangum View Post
I can attest that a bug deflector does not in fact prevent rocks from hitting the windshield. That is just nonsense.
Large(ish) rocks, no. But smaller debris can be deflected by the updraft it creates. Hence, why it keeps bugs off your windshield.

I've got one on my Dodge Ram, and I've had virtually zero rock strikes on the windshield. the real difference is in the windshield angle. Any engineers want to comment on this one?
03-15-2012 03:45 PM
JimmEC Thanks for the support everyone. I'll keep posting as long as I see people are still interested.
03-15-2012 03:45 PM
JimmEC
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdSRT
Thanks for keeping us up to date. I thinknthe real sticking point for me is the mirror. I have a switch panel where it needs to go. I wonder if something else can be done and remain legal.
I feel ya here. I really hate that we can't use the empty spaces between the hazard and esp. So stupid. Maybe you can find a truck mirror that has a really long neck and the switches would be just behind the mirror.

Can you send a picture of your switches and what they do? Just curious.
03-15-2012 03:42 PM
JimmEC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricterlsick
I was running an aftermarket windshield and got a hold of a pigeon today on the free way. Launched the radar detector off the windshield and into my lap, but the mirror is still on.
Lmao I've nailed two birds so far. Sucks, but it is funny.
03-15-2012 12:06 PM
verdugan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Braveheart12JK View Post
I went to the dealer because I wanted the new glass with the Jeep Easter Eggs inbeaded.
I do like OEM when possible, but keep in mind that you can get those decals in eBay too.
03-15-2012 04:14 AM
Braveheart12JK Damn Wrangler windshields kill me! I live in New England and the weather eats up the asphalt pretty good in icy weather. This in turn makes pieces of the actual highway loosen up like gravel at times. I've had my '12 since Sept. I took a rock or piece of asphalt off of it dead in front of my sight line! This happened at around 4000 miles in late January. Crack started forming instantly. It was "L" shaped and expanded over the next two weeks to about 10-12 inches. I called the dealer because in my state with my insurance, windshield replacement is totally free as long as the damage is substantial (approx. 4-6" crack for replacement, smaller than that and possible repair instead). I went to the dealer because I wanted the new glass with the Jeep Easter Eggs inbeaded. It took a week for the dealer to track down the new OE glass, but they did and set me up with a place called New Edge Glass that come to your house by appointment. The tech that came out was awesome! He saw how new and cared for my Jeep was and he said he'd take some extra care and make this seamless and as factory looking as he's done. It came out amazing. Still, I'm hoping I don't have to go through this once or twice a year! I love the idea of this aftermarket one u used, but there are a few things I'm not certain I want to deal with: mirror placement, different, visible glue/sealer without painting, rain noise, etc... You'd think Jeep or an aftermarket company would have came up with some kind of easy replacement by now. Charge me more, I don't care, as long as it last for three-five years or so! Lol

On a side note, good luck with your experimental windshield and keep us posted! Excellent job so far! OllllllO
03-15-2012 12:21 AM
Ricterslick I was running an aftermarket windshield and got a hold of a pigeon today on the free way. Launched the radar detector off the windshield and into my lap, but the mirror is still on.
03-15-2012 12:02 AM
ColdSRT Thanks for keeping us up to date. I thinknthe real sticking point for me is the mirror. I have a switch panel where it needs to go. I wonder if something else can be done and remain legal.
03-14-2012 11:34 PM
JimmEC Minor UPDATE:

drove to galveston and back (80 miles one way). No whistle. Guess the rear view mirror had something to do with it. Help up nicely against wind and debris.
03-11-2012 10:55 AM
JimmEC I'm very happy with it now that I relocated the mirror. It looks way cooler there. The weight of the mirror might have been what was making it whistle. I haven't heard whistle since I took it off. If it whistles again I will advise.
03-11-2012 05:39 AM
AntiTrust we all have something we dont like about our jeeps... whistle and lound rain are easily dealable
03-11-2012 05:22 AM
halo216 I just broke another windshield since November so might be looking into this sooner then later.
03-09-2012 02:18 PM
JimmEC UPDATE:

polyshield in the rain.

Yes, that noise are the rain drops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHR_...e_gdata_player
03-08-2012 08:12 PM
JimmEC UPDATE AND ANSWER to that last post:

Up to now, def would. Fixed the mirror problem. That last video explains what I did and it worked out great.

No more vibration and the only thing is that its a weird angle than I'm used to, but you still have the same field of view.

I def like the mirror here instead.
03-08-2012 07:27 PM
CaseAce000 Ha, yeah man I've had a hard time attaching my rear view mirror to my OEM windshield.

Fell of once, bought an adhesive from autozone... 3 months later fell off again, bought another adhesive and waited 3 days to put on the mirror, 1 week later fell off AGAIN and this time took a fat chunk out of the window shield about 1mm deep and 3x3mm wide.

Then just today I was driving and a truck threw a bolt or something metal up and it nailed my window... cracked the whole window from left to right, up and down like i rolled the damn jeep...

Now I too have to replace my windowshield, cant even drive it because its so bad any cop would pull me over if they saw me.

Would you recommend the polyshield?

thanks and cool post man
03-08-2012 12:55 PM
JimmEC MAJOR UPDATE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2hK...e_gdata_player
03-03-2012 12:13 AM
JimmEC Haha
03-02-2012 11:27 PM
BagerX2 Well my room is actually pretty messy right now
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