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Old 11-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gen5 thousands of small specks on windshield

Hey

I have been noticing thousands of small specks/dots/pits or whatever you call it on my windshield - especially when I drive against any bright light (sunlight).

It almost impairs my vision and I have to strain hard to see and drive.

I observed closely and they are minute marks/dents on the windshield - like someone took a pin and pricked the glass.

I asked a near by auto shop (TiresPlus) and they said that its from the debris that hits the windshield and there is nothing much we can do about it.

Is there anyway to clean/repair them? Its a 2005 Camry with 58k on it.

here are some samples to understand better..

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Old 11-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Replace the windshield. It's normal, all cars eventually end up like this. Mine is the same.
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That's pretty bad. I know here in Florida a cracked windshield is covered by full coverage insurance 100% meaning we don't pay out of pocket at all. Only on front windshield.
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Huh.. I was really hoping that this can be repaired..

So - how much does the windshield replacement normally cost?
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Sand, rocks, and other road debris are forever hitting the glass and taking tiny chips out of the surface. Time for a new windshield! Around here we use Safelite auto glass for replacements. I've had great luck with them.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With 24/7 truck traffic on our [ugh] roads, I don't bother with replacing windshields unless they are cracked or very hard to see through. Around here, a new OEM windshield costs about $350.Regards
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My windshiel looks the same , you can improve it a little bit, you just need glass polish (cerium oxide) ,polisher (rotary is the best for this job) and felt polishing pad. This is mainly to remove scratches, dont expect 100% result, becouse this chips are ddeper than scratches.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...t=cerium+oxide

TBH am considering new windshield too ;-)

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