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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Does your XK windshield always look dirty?

Does everyone else's windshield always look dirty? I've cleaned it inside and out and it still has a speckled look...is this some type of special glass??? Whats the deal?

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I think it has to do with the angle of the glass. It is very suceptable to hits from the small road pebbles which pits the glass.

Yes, mine looks dirty all the time too.


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Angle of the glass and the aerodynamics of a tool shed don't push road dust and small rocks over the roof. I couldn't believe how much a new windshield improved visibility in my KJ w/ only 30K miles. (had to replace the windshield due to a star near the passenger side)
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Yup, mine is pitted too. I wonder if insurance covers that..?

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Come up to Calgary Alberta and I will show you constellation of specs on my windshield. All caused by rock and sand.
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Yup, mine is pitted too. I wonder if insurance covers that..?
Honestly doubt insurance would do anything about that. They'll mainly send a repair claim for rock chips (stars, bullseye, etc.) and a complete replacement on a cracked windshield. What is described by the OP, is nothing more than a design/material flaw. The OP is not the only one suffering from this, but then again, it's a JEEP.

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My windshield has stained look also.

Is there any product that I can use to remove or prevent this?
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My windshield has stained look also.

Is there any product that I can use to remove or prevent this?
Best solution: New windshield...

Although, if you do let water spots dry up on the glass, I can concur on the 'stains' in question. You can use them steel brushes and massage the windshield w/ a light stream of water. That should ideally remove those stains; as in the actually tiny chips....just deal with it..be ready to get more and more until you get hit hard w/ a rock/debris.

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I absolutely have this problem too due to the alot of sand around here, actually my region of the country is too dry and just sandy every where!

Its been only 9 moths with my Commander and 20k miles, too soon for such a problem and it will be too costly to keep changing it every now and then! I think a transparency film can be useful in such case.

Same problem exists in the front headlights too!

Also the FJ guys are suffering the same problem!

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One more comment as well, this not a stupid question and rather a good one. so I suggest changing the title of this thread to more appropriate one to reflect what in it.

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