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JimmEC 01-30-2012 02:26 PM

aftermarket windshield
 
I've swan the thread before, however, I cannot find it. I'm driving to work and I'm watching the new crack, I just earned, grow.
Can someone point me in the right direction for a new windshield? I saw a thread for a windshield that won't break. It was some kind of plexyglass, I think.

zulusjeep 01-30-2012 02:27 PM

They are free from insurance companies... atleast in FL

kbwwolf 01-30-2012 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 1976539)
I've swan the thread before, however, I cannot find it. I'm driving to work and I'm watching the new crack, I just earned, grow.
Can someone point me in the right direction for a new windshield? I saw a thread for a windshield that won't break. It was some kind of plexyglass, I think.


This is what you're looking for:

Roadless Gear PolyShield: Roadless Gear For Jeep

strider_mt2k 01-30-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1977033)
This is what you're looking for:

Roadless Gear PolyShield: Roadless Gear For Jeep

That's all well and good, but I'd still have to put our killer 'lil Jeep and grill sticker Easter eggs on there before it gets installed.

In all seriousness, that seems like a serious windshield.
It might be something to consider when the time comes.

kbwwolf 01-30-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k (Post 1977068)
That's all well and good, but I'd still have to put our killer 'lil Jeep and grill sticker Easter eggs on there before it gets installed.

In all seriousness, that seems like a serious windshield.
It might be something to consider when the time comes.

They're used by NASCAR, as well as a # of off-road racing events. Supposedly they rarely break, even in rollovers.

aelwero 01-30-2012 06:49 PM

They are polycarb... I've been wearing polycarb windshields on my face for 30 years or so ;)

The small ones for your face are ridiculously hard to break (I've done it, but it took a cement truck), but they scratch up a lot easier than glass does.

kenb1023 01-30-2012 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1977033)
This is what you're looking for:

Roadless Gear PolyShield: Roadless Gear For Jeep

This is neat but is it DOT apporved?

JimmEC 01-30-2012 07:41 PM

Thanks all

suicideking 01-30-2012 08:21 PM

How much for one that's bulletproof? :)

Riccochet 01-31-2012 06:16 AM

Polycarb will scratch and fade much faster than glass. I have one in my 240sx. Have to hit it up with a polishing bonnet often. And then it starts to get all wavy looking. Not ideal for street use. I'm not even sure they are DOT approved.

JimmEC 01-31-2012 08:31 AM

Do you NOT recommend it? This product says it has a scratch resistant layer on it.

Riccochet 01-31-2012 08:55 AM

Depends on what kind of coating it is. Hard silicone coatings are sprayed on and tend to not last as long as a transparent titanium web sheeting. They don't give specifics on the website.

JimmEC 01-31-2012 11:29 AM

I'll call them and let yall know

JimmEC 01-31-2012 12:41 PM

They claim it won't scratch or fade or scuff

JimmEC 01-31-2012 04:07 PM

Made the purchase. I'll have it in a week or so. When I get it attached I'll share my first thought on it.

Sjeupie 01-31-2012 04:59 PM

I'm looking forward to the result :)

verdugan 01-31-2012 06:27 PM

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JimmEC 02-03-2012 11:57 PM

UPS says it will arrive on the 7th. I work day shift that week so ill get it done same day if I can, if not ill have to want for the following Wednesday, which is my normal day off.

halo216 02-04-2012 05:54 AM

Well 3 months in on my jeep and I'm down 1 windshield already so even if it did scratch or fade over time probably cheaper in the long run.

JimmEC 02-04-2012 11:18 AM

I think so too. I was fortunate enough to make it a little more than a year.

suicideking 02-04-2012 12:10 PM

I had a rock hit my windshield the other day, but no damage. Is it wrong that I was disappointed that there was no damage? I would definitely replace with one of these. Almost looking forward to it.

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JimmEC 02-04-2012 12:41 PM

Lol no. I was the same way.

ColdSRT 02-04-2012 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC
Made the purchase. I'll have it in a week or so. When I get it attached I'll share my first thought on it.

I am really looking forward to your results. Especially concerning install and how it holds up to wiper use. The city rocks the roads up here. It always sucked in the past but they have started to use bigger rock and it has destroyed my windshield in a year of use. Do you mind telling how much you ended up paying? Thanks for taking the plunge.

JimmEC 02-06-2012 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ColdSRT

I am really looking forward to your results. Especially concerning install and how it holds up to wiper use. The city rocks the roads up here. It always sucked in the past but they have started to use bigger rock and it has destroyed my windshield in a year of use. Do you mind telling how much you ended up paying? Thanks for taking the plunge.

Yeah, I'm excited also. The windshield was $199 and shipping via UPS from Montana to Spring, Texas (just north of Houston) was only $24.

mo1416 02-06-2012 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by verdugan (Post 1980779)
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:popcorn:

me too:popcorn:

andre1002 02-06-2012 02:39 AM

:popcorn:

MarkinOhio 02-06-2012 02:45 AM

Subscribed
 
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Have this windshield on my favorites, will be keeping an eye on this, they chip coat roads where I live and a rock got me last year for a new windshield.

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denisbaldwin 02-06-2012 05:43 AM

I'm keeping an eye on this too. While I was going to replace my rusty windshield frame and new glass at the same time, I'm holding off to see how this polycarb deal works out long run.

ColdSRT 02-07-2012 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JimmEC

Yeah, I'm excited also. The windshield was $199 and shipping via UPS from Montana to Spring, Texas (just north of Houston) was only $24.

Not bad. Good to hear. Look forward to hearing how it holds up to wipers.

JimmEC 02-07-2012 03:24 PM

Got my windshield just now (a day early). I'm going to try to have it installed Thursday or Friday morning.

It's very thin and floppy. It reminds me of a big hand saw. It appears to be the right shape and size.

It requires a special adhesive. Normal windshield adhesive will not stick to the scratch resistant coating.

It does not have the black strip around the edges like all other windshields do. It says it doesn't need that because its to protect the normal glue from sunlight. It also says you can add it if you want to cover up the glue lines. It says its just spray on.

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