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post #1 of 9 Old 12-30-2011, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Scratched Windshield

Hey guys, I went mudding yesterday and i used my wipers to clear mud off the windshield and it scratched the hell out of it. I buffed it and it didnt seem to come off at all It does have quite a few chips in it. but the scratches are beyond annoying if anyone knows what i can do besides buy a new windshield... i defiantly want to get a OEM windshield if it needs to be replaced... because the 2011 comes with the jeep on the passenger side and the jeep grille up top. So if anyone has any idea that would be appreciated

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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Let me know what the new windshield runs from the dealer lol. I like the new ones on the 11s mine has a little chip lol
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$250ish hear in Cali for new Mopar glass. You can polish glass with Rhodite compound, but it takes a LOOOONG time. Your better off replacing it.

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I heard the replacement mopar windshield with the grill over the mirror is in the $500 range (that is Canadian). Just a plain mopar windshield as mentioned above is in the $250 range. If you go to a glass place you should be able to get an aftermarket one for $150...

That little grill isn't worth that kind of money in my mind.
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I heard the replacement mopar windshield with the grill over the mirror is in the $500 range (that is Canadian). Just a plain mopar windshield as mentioned above is in the $250 range. If you go to a glass place you should be able to get an aftermarket one for $150...

That little grill isn't worth that kind of money in my mind.
Or just throw a decal of the grille on there afterwards. Im sure our resident pixel guy can replicate one.

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I may be crazy but I think that the glass they use is 'softer' than my TJ. I'm on my 2nd windshield and its pitted from sand etc.

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I worked on the windshield some more 2 nights ago and got quite a bit of the scratches out there are still a lot but i think it is bearable for now until i can eventually afford a new one. I wonder if insurance would cover a new one since its a safety issue maybe lol. thanks for your tips guys
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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What you can do also is use Windex & steel wool. Not the kind to clean pots & pans but the ultra fine ones. Steel wool grade #0000.
I've been doing this for years and it cleans & polish the glass.
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