windshield issues - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1
Feedback: 0 reviews
windshield issues

I seem to be the only one with this issue as I searched other posts and can't find anything remotely close.

I have a 2014 jk purchased new and every time it rains I can't see out the windshield. And yes, I turn the wipers on but it seems like there is a film over the windshield. The windshield gets cloudy, and no it doesn't need the defroster, but it seems like something is on the windshield . I checked it several times and cleaned it with window cleaner but when it rains its the same issue. It literally gets hard to see as the rain drops seem to leave air pockets all over the windshield. I can see little streaks of what looks like air pockets all over the entire windshield. I replaced the wipers thinking that was the problem but the new wipers do the same thing. The rear window wipes clean with the wipers but the front , I swear feels like there is a plastic film over it or something was spilled on it and it embedded itself into the windshield. I know this sounds nuts but its getting difficult to drive when it rains. It literally interferes with my vision on the road it's so bad. When the weather is clear you can see out the window perfectly, no issues at all. It's only when it rains.
Anyone else have this problem or know of a remedy
dwhit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-31-2015, 06:19 PM
Super Moderator
 
j3ff3ry_j33p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nashville
Posts: 5,903
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

take the useless Windex out of spray bottle . Buy a jug of white clear vinegar from grocery and fill 2/3 of spray bottle with vinegar , then last 1/3rd with distilled h2o.
next , get yesterday's discarded newspaper or steal the neighbors .
tell yourself that you have the forearms of Popeye the sailor and start inside and spray the mixture on drivers half . take a good section of newspaper and lay into it and I mean till you hurt . then do the pssgr side interior .
move to outside , flip up wipers and go to town , as if your life depended on you making a fire by rubbing soggy newspaper upon safety glass , then , when your arms are just about to fall off , go back inside and do it again . if there's anything on it after this process , it's inside the glass .

( secret us the newspaper; best darn glass cleaner in the world ; I used to clean /detail cars in my teens .... you've either got oil / brake fluid or wax from another car or a semi on outside or someone's been smoking or eCig vaping inside the jeep. )


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by j3ff3ry_j33p; 03-31-2015 at 06:23 PM.
j3ff3ry_j33p is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-31-2015, 07:25 PM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Central Illinois
Age: 50
Posts: 12
Feedback: 0 reviews

You said you purchased it new but it really sounds like someone put Rain X (or similar) on your windshield. Rain X works great for awhile but then must be stripped off and reapplied. Most autoparts stores will have the Rain X brand stuff made for stripping it off or some other kind of glass stripper. Windex won't do a thing to a silicone-based coating if that is, in fact, what is on your windshield.
JeepAngus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 04-01-2015, 05:21 AM
Rock God
 
Guruman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
Age: 48
Posts: 1,218
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Superfine steel wool will take most gunk off a windshield.

_
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.

I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)
Guruman is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-01-2015, 08:13 AM
Rock God
 
LoneJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mt. Vernon Illinois
Age: 24
Posts: 592
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Simple green works too but will oxidize the heck out of stuff

"Gremlin"
Nothing in my jeep is sacred, except my jelly beans and apple liquorice. Don't touch those...
LoneJK is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Rock God
 
wildchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: on the run
Age: 53
Posts: 655
Feedback: 0 reviews

I'll second the vinegar and newspaper. I've never had to scrub as hard as above but it does work phenomonal
wildchild is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-03-2015, 01:33 AM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Age: 46
Posts: 62
Feedback: 0 reviews

Amen to the newspaper trick! A buddy of mine told me about that when I first started driving and I thought he was trying to prank me. When he wasn't around, I tried it - very sheepishly, and lo and behold - it worked AWESOME! Keep in mind, I was a smoker then and nicotine on the inside of the windshield cakes on like you wouldn't believe. After I was done, I couldn't believe how I could see through that windshield at all! Not to mention what the inside of my lungs probably looked like

2013 COMMANDO GREEN
6-Speed, A/C, 3.73's
Support the 2nd Amendment - It's your right!
MOLON LABE
Scott2373 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome