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MTG
06-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Long story, but the short version is I had to drive through a nasty sand storm yesterday. Biblically nasty as in I was expecting frogs to start falling from the sky. :)

Unfortunately the sand did a number on the jeep. It essentially sandblasted the paint of my c gussets.


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And my windshield is wrecked. Here is a shot from this morning facing the sun.



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Rattle can will take care of the missing paint. But does anyone know of a product that can take the pits out? Or do I have to get a new windshield?

Thanks!

DA RUNT
06-05-2012, 07:15 PM
That's horrible. I drove through a sand storm like that in AZ a few years back and was told it needed to be replaced. Luckily at the time my insurance covered windshield damage and it was at no cost to me. I tried searching for windshield repair but couldn't find anything. Sorry :idontknow:

07rub
06-05-2012, 07:17 PM
I ad a similar issus on mine and i used the rain-x cleaner then i used the original it helped a lot, and a friend told me that some good wax could fill in the holes to make it better

StrizzyChris
06-05-2012, 07:37 PM
I ad a similar issus on mine and i used the rain-x cleaner then i used the original it helped a lot, and a friend told me that some good wax could fill in the holes to make it better

a lot of sand storms in Ontario eh? :cheesy: <pardon my pre-school, self-indulging humor>

07rub
06-05-2012, 08:27 PM
lol not realy but road salt and sand from the winter as its affect lol

LoPo
06-05-2012, 09:48 PM
hrmm... if you can't get the pits cleaned up to your satisfaction, head to Fast Glass on Greg St. They replaced mine at a beyond reasonable price. In fact, my Jeep is going back to get another windshield in the very near future. I too, hit a major sand storm when I was driving it back from Off Road Evolution back in November and took a rock about the size of a marble off the windshield which created a crack across my entire glass.

DA RUNT
06-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Hey MTG, sorry to get off topic but on my phone your icon looks like your driving over a giant butt crack Lmao

MTG
06-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Pretty sure it's toast. Just tried some cleaner with a razor blade and even steel wool to no avail. There are literally thousands of tiny little cracks/chips in it.

MTG
06-05-2012, 10:26 PM
Hey MTG, sorry to get off topic but on my phone your icon looks like your driving over a giant butt crack Lmao

Maybe I am? LOL!

Smizar
06-05-2012, 10:59 PM
Maybe I am? LOL!

I thought it was cleavage... Lol

MTG
06-06-2012, 12:57 AM
I thought it was cleavage... Lol

LOL! I think you are wrong and here is why...it's actually Sharkey driving and me taking the photo. If I was standing on a set of boobs that big, I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed. ;)

Sharkey
06-06-2012, 01:15 AM
LOL! I think you are wrong and here is why...it's actually Sharkey driving and me taking the photo. If I was standing on a set of boobs that big, I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed. ;)

And I would have been "motorboating", not driving.

I'll be getting new windshield soon so I'll let you know how much it costs here in Reno.

MTG
06-06-2012, 01:18 AM
On previous cars it's been $0 or minimal deductible. I'm just a little bummed about losing the little vinyl jeep in the corner.

piginajeep
06-06-2012, 01:55 AM
On previous cars it's been $0 or minimal deductible. I'm just a little bummed about losing the little vinyl jeep in the corner.

Yep and the grill in the middle. You can buff glass, It might take it out

MTG
06-06-2012, 03:00 AM
Yep and the grill in the middle. You can buff glass, It might take it out

Yep. :(

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TX_JK
06-06-2012, 03:02 AM
I have to ask...since this sand storm did this kind of damage to your C gussets and your windshield what does the paint on the front grill and front edge of the hood look like? Yikes!!!! :icon_crazy:

MTG
06-06-2012, 03:06 AM
I have to ask...since this sand storm did this kind of damage to your C gussets and your windshield what does the paint on the front grill and front edge of the hood look like? Yikes!!!! :icon_crazy:

The paint is surprisingly fine. From what I've read the glass is much softer than the paint (other than the spray paint I used one the c's).

wayoflife
06-06-2012, 03:42 PM
a little late to the party but wow, that sucks. :icon_crazy:

nothing worse that a pitted windshield. forutnately or unfortunately, i get a stone to crack my windshields often enough that i just get to replace them before they get too bad.

bdmckenna
06-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Since moving to Colorado in February I have gone thru 3 windshields. Insurance doesn't cover them here in Colorado at 100%. It cost me $100 each time I change them. I have two cracks in it now and just said $&%^ it.

DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Luckily there's no sand storms here, but we have tons of construction going on and everyday I manage to get behind the guy hauling away rocks and dirt. :eek:

Serg5000
06-07-2012, 01:56 AM
Sucks man. Hopefully you will have better luck on your fourth. Lol.

MTG
06-07-2012, 04:18 PM
Just spoke with insurance...

No full replacement policy, :grayno: but I only have to pay my $100 deductible. They will replace it today AND are supposedly using a Mopar replacement windshield with the jeep and grill logo. :clap2:

Of course I am out my project-JK window sticker...but maybe the wayalife ones are on order? :thumb: ;)

DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 04:52 PM
$100 for the mopar replacement isn't too bad. That's like 1 tank of gas here! >:(

MTG
06-07-2012, 06:48 PM
...and...done...

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DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 08:28 PM
I like the blue tape mod. It's inexpensive and can be done by even a novice.

07rub
06-07-2012, 08:39 PM
reduce drag + more fuel saving and at least 1mph more on top end lol

MTG
06-07-2012, 08:45 PM
reduce drag + more fuel saving and at least 1mph more on top end lol

Yeah but I'm at -15 HP for the loss of the project-jk sticker. :naw:

07rub
06-07-2012, 08:47 PM
ahhhhh booo :( lol wayalife dyno's at plus 35hp :D

DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Yeah but I'm at -15 HP for the loss of the project-jk sticker. :naw:

And you lose 2 cool points :brows: