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Old 02-03-2015, 08:46 AM
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Stones hitting windshield frame!

Just got my 2015 jeep brand new over the weekend. I have already heard 3 stones smack against the front of the jeep. I guess this is something that is normal with a jeep and its aerodynamics. Are there any covers for the windshield frame? I have seen a company called no limits that made some but they are only for 2006 jeeps and older. I'm just looking for a plastic or rubber molding that I can screw right into the windshield screws to protect the paint on the frame. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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wait until your windshield cracks for the 2nd or 3rd time lol

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^^This. My first windshield cracked less than two months in. Chrysler replaced it as it was deemed a stress fracture. Cold outside air plus extremely hot defroster air is a bad combination apparently. Literally three days after it was replaced, a rock hit it and got a nice star shaped crack right in the driver's line of sight. I never bothered to fix this, just waiting for the next one. Sure enough when the weather got cold again, it cracked all the way across the bottom again. Cracked windshields are a part of Jeep ownership, I've come to accept it. My advice would be to get a zero deductible comprehensive insurance policy.
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Just pick up a small jar of matching paint and fill in the divots and keep Jeeping.
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I wouldn't be concerned about the frame. Odds are next time it's the windshield.
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If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Just one, and it hasn't taken the last 10 years of Wrangler ownership to figure it out.....Don't tailgate.....just relax and back off of the vehicle in front of you, especially heavy trucks, duallies, and work trailers.
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Had mine less than 2 months before the windshield chipped. It's the chips near the edge that will result in a crack. My insurance will fix it for free if the crack is less than the size of a dollar. I left it in my driveway at 4 inches. By the time the repair guy (Starlite) showed up it grew by itself to 8 inches and I had to replace out of pocket. I now have zero deductible comprehensive and waiting for the next crack so I can get the OEM windshield with the little jeep in the corner again. I miss that guy...
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Just got my 2015 jeep brand new over the weekend. I have already heard 3 stones smack against the front of the jeep. I guess this is something that is normal with a jeep and its aerodynamics. Are there any covers for the windshield frame? I have seen a company called no limits that made some but they are only for 2006 jeeps and older. I'm just looking for a plastic or rubber molding that I can screw right into the windshield screws to protect the paint on the frame. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. Thanks!
I don't have anything that screws on, but we do have the Barricade Windshield Frame Body Shield Decal and the XT Graphics Windshield Protection Film. Together they'll give you some protection! Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to order!

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Windshield is a magnet for rocks. Been struck hard twice so far. My guess is the target area is about where the rocks are when you catch up to them. Perhaps backing off the vehicle ahead of you might help (but I know too well this gap will immediately be filled by someone weaving in and out of lanes to gain that vital 2-3 seconds on the clock)

Car already has a curly crack from a roch which struck near the frame, not looking forward to the first crack in the Jeep.
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This is why the windshield has hinges.
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Check out Xpel. I'm considering it on my soon to arrive JKU but not sure it's worth the $. The window frame would be about $225 alone but the stuff looks like it works.
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wait until your windshield cracks for the 2nd or 3rd time lol
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Stop tailgating
Not easy, as others have pointed out, when others slide into the space you have maintained. Anything more than two-three car lengths of space is quickly diminished by someone. Its an exercise in futility...build some space, it is quickly gone, build some more space, it too is quickly gone, and so on. So tailgating is not a factor in many areas is what I am trying to say.
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Not easy, as others have pointed out, when others slide into the space you have maintained. Anything more than two-three car lengths of space is quickly diminished by someone. Its an exercise in futility...build some space, it is quickly gone, build some more space, it too is quickly gone, and so on. So tailgating is not a factor in many areas is what I am trying to say.
X2....I found in my sportcars that just being the fastest car, and keeping big gaps between myself and cars in front me, kept the idiots from sliding in and throwing everything between the lanes onto my hood.
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I have 25,000 miles on my '13 and I am on my 4th windshield. My advice is get good insurance to cover it. My replacements are free and it doesn't hurt my premium.
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both times when my windshield was broken it was not from being behind a vehicle but from meeting a vehicle on a two lane road. stones get caught in tire tread then flung forward.

I have done many miles of motorcycling and everytime I have been hit with a rock thrown by a vehicle that I was meeting never from one I was behind.
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I have a 2012 JKU bought new, just a month ago a passing vehicle threw a stone, anti-skid they call it in my area, into my windshield.. They use it for the snow and ice....I got a tiny nick like the size of the point of a pencil tip, no issues so far, just pissed me off...3 years, and not the first hit, but first nick....Actually, I find most of the hits in my driving come from the vehicles passing me ( coming the other way ) , not when I'm behind a vehicle....
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Part of life! I know it sucks. My premiums go up when I get mine replaced. Next replacement is booked for Friday!

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