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Windsheild protection

Does anyone know of any companies that make a plastic film that will go over our windshield to protect it from rock chips. I just noticed a small one on my windshield and must have gotten it the last time I drove on the highway.

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 09:05 AM
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A cracked Jeep windscreen!! Never!!! hehehe! Don't know of any covering. I do know that you can get slightly thicker harder aftermarket glass compared to the OEM crap that come with your jeep. But get used to changing the glass out every year or two, I've had my jeep 3 years and i'm on my 3rd windscreen and will be needing a fourth soon!

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this what i am going to get i live in Wyoming and my winshied got a crack in it before i got it home from the dealership not dot approved but i dont care
http://www.polyshields.com/main.html the dot
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you could buy a large sheet of 3m clear bra material, not sure if the wipers would like it or not
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this what i am going to get i live in Wyoming and my winshied got a crack in it before i got it home from the dealership not dot approved but i dont care
http://www.polyshields.com/main.html the dot
Anyone have one of these on their JK? for $199 thats cheaper than glass. Might be tricky to get installed if your local glass shop is anal! Will consider this when replacing my windscreen in a few months!

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^ It's just Lexan. This is very common on race vehicles for the lighter weight.
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I've already gone through one windshield, from on road shit. i think its because of the windshield angle. this sounds interesting. any know how it holds up to wiper blades?
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All I see is TJ polyshields, nothing listed for a JK.

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I just had two bulls-eyes repaired ($25), and the glass shop confirmed they get a ton of Jeep business, both for crack repair and complete replacment.

Good news is they charge $205 for new glass installed....so for that price, I will probably just be replacing windshields as often as oil.

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I caled them and they do have for a JK the only difference to install is to use RTV silicone i talked to a few glass shops where i live and they said that they would install for me no problem as to wiper blades they have a coating on them that is within .03% of the hardness of glass so the company said that they have not had any problems with streaking. for 200 bucks what is there to lose.
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I have a $50 dollar glass deductable from my insurance (Progressive) so that might be worth checking out.

If you do put on a film, I doubt it will help much. The main problem with JK windsheilds is that they dont have much of an angle so the majority of force from a rock is absorbed by the class instead of refracted if it were at an angle.

I found that lexan windshield company a little while back and was thinking of doing it. I would want someone else to test it first because I have read of other lexan windshields being effected by sunlight and not working well on a daily driver. Again that was other windsheilds and might not apply to this one.
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This sounds promising. Don't know if it works.. http://www.windshieldspot.com/protective_film.htm
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Much like the above link only a bit more specialized and not street legal, but so is a lot of things we do to our Jeeps.

http://www.protint.com/racing_tearoffs.php

Pro-Tint's ProShield® windshield tear-offs are the ORIGINAL and clearly the best available, don't be fooled by inferior imitation copies. Our ProShield® windshield tear-offs are made with care using the best materials and DuPont mylar available. This product is a specialty product and is illegal for street use. The user assumes all responsibilities and liabilities from the use or the misuse of this product.

The ProShield® tear-off: A DuPont Mylar film cut and contour molded to fit the complex curve of each windshield, that protects the windshield from stone chips, abrasions and pitting. The ProShield tear-off comes ready to apply with a premixed application solution and complete instructions. Applications are available for most hobbyist vehicles (call for custom applications). A complete installation tool kit is also available.


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Yeah, I just ordered mine from protint

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Good news is they charge $205 for new glass installed....so for that price, I will probably just be replacing windshields as often as oil.

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They want $299 for the glass plus $199 to install a jk windscreen up here!

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Hey Iron,

I am in St. Albert - 10 minutes *up North* of you (yes...my "AB" is the same as your "AB") so if you are paying $400 bucks a windshield, I hope you getting lots of kisses too!

Give Crackmasters here in St. Albert a call....25B Rayborn Crescent, St Albert, (780) 460-4246. I just called to confirm with them....their price right now is $215 plus GST installed. (It was $205 last time I checked, but that was quoted "off the cuff")...plus you get 3 months of bulls-eye/crack repair for free afterwards too.

I asked if they could put together a "group deal" and they said if we can gather a bunch of Jeepers they could give us a group rate too.

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Thanks Grant.

I called a few places down here (edmonton) and the place I got my window changed at last and they are all around $200 to $225 now, but a year and a half ago the cheapest I could find was $299.

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this what i am going to get i live in Wyoming and my winshied got a crack in it before i got it home from the dealership not dot approved but i dont care
http://www.polyshields.com/main.html the dot
Good enough/safe enough for NASCAR and 200+ mph sliding down the track on the roof but not good enough for the street.............go figure
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Good enough/safe enough for NASCAR and 200+ mph sliding down the track on the roof but not good enough for the street.............go figure
its because its hard too cut if you wreck and need to get cut out of your car. At least thats what I've been told.

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Just got a new windshield a month ago, now its got a chip in it from a damn truck going the other direction, SOB!

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