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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

It's not just limited to the outside of the glass...the inside is a scratch magnet, too. Tried to vacuum my new purchase ('14 Overland), ran the vacuum over the defroster vent, barely grazed the windshield and now I have a lovely addition to my new Overland. Looks like i will be making the safe lite call soon.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:05 PM
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

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To the poster talking about the acoustic glass

From the 2011 all WK2 have Acoustic windsheild and front windows not just the summit.
That is interesting.

So why is it listed as all new MY15-feature and "Summit only"?
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

Just in from the body shop...New windshield = $848. Because I have the rain sensor and collision warning sensors, they recommended OEM as opposed to after market. They did say that after market is better glass, but doesn't play nice with technology. Here's to the hope that future builds will have some higher quality glass!
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I drove out west from Virginia back in April, with several chips on my 2013 JGC Ltd. windshield. I had to have the windshield replaced in South Dakota for it had a crack about 2 ft.long that developed in one day. It was the rain sensitive so I had to wait an extra day for the glass place to get it in. All turned out very well. I had $250 deductible. Needless to say I will check with my insurance co. and increase the glass coverage to full glass coverage after reading all these entries.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

In answer the OP question, I used this product to remove a fine scratch from the wiper blade. As long as you can't catch your finger in the scratch, you should get good results.

Amazon.com: Briyar Glass Polishing and Light Scratches Repair Kit, Removes Scuffs, Surface Marks, and Stains from all Types of Glass and Car Windshield: Automotive
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

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It's not just limited to the outside of the glass...the inside is a scratch magnet, too. Tried to vacuum my new purchase ('14 Overland), ran the vacuum over the defroster vent, barely grazed the windshield and now I have a lovely addition to my new Overland. Looks like i will be making the safe lite call soon.
Uhh what? Is the nozzle on that vacuum metal? If it's plastic like the majority of the vacuums out there, there's no way it scratched your windshield.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

Just washed the Altitude after a long 4th of July weekend on the road and it looks like I picked up 3 long horizontal scratches from one of my numerous times stopping at gas stations to scrub off the legions of dead bugs from my windshield.

Directly in my drivers side line of sight as well, go figure.

I have never had this happen to a windshield in all my years of owning vehicles.
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Just washed the Altitude after a long 4th of July weekend on the road and it looks like I picked up 3 long horizontal scratches from one of my numerous times stopping at gas stations to scrub off the legions of dead bugs from my windshield.

Directly in my drivers side line of sight as well, go figure.

I have never had this happen to a windshield in all my years of owning vehicles.
I use a bug sponge instead of those gas station squeegee/sponge combinations when away from home where I know they take good care of their windshield cleaning stations...

I wonder if the softer windshield is to deal with complaints on the older ZJ, where you could get hit with a rock on the rubber surround, and end up with a fairly good sized crack in the windshield. Quite brittle, easily chipped.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

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Just washed the Altitude after a long 4th of July weekend on the road and it looks like I picked up 3 long horizontal scratches from one of my numerous times stopping at gas stations to scrub off the legions of dead bugs from my windshield.

Directly in my drivers side line of sight as well, go figure.

I have never had this happen to a windshield in all my years of owning vehicles.
Yep I know exactly what you mean. I had several scratches in my shield all due to the squeegie's at the pumps. They are filthy, seems like they never change the solution. Then you get in the car and see the dirty mess of dirty solution plus the tub is full of grit. I had my windshield replaced 6 weeks ago and I am being so carefull with it washing it myself and keeping windex and paper towel in the tire well with a cleaner pad of my own. I don't use the stuff at the pump anymore.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I've seen people basically clean their entire car with those sponges. I won't use one, ever. I keep a bottle of window cleaner and a roll of paper towels in my Jeep when I'm traveling.
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