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Windshield exterior protection film?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AWDtsla, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. AWDtsla

    AWDtsla Active Member

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    Anyone have this? Recommendations? I'm trying to avoid the inevitable pitting the windshield will get from highway driving.

    Of course, it must have no tint.
     
  2. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

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    I have clearplex on my windshield. Runs around $300. I've had it on for 59,000 miles but it's time for a new one. Definitely recommend it's saved me in about 10 places.
     
  3. liuping

    liuping Active Member

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    Does clearplex help with small pitting, or just bigger rocks chips?

    My last Model S had what seemed like thousands a tiny nicks in the glass, but only one actual rock chip (which I had repaired)
     
  4. AWDtsla

    AWDtsla Active Member

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    That's a decent fraction of the cost of new glass. Which may be $0 if you have no-deductible glass.
     
  5. Terra117

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    A very good point. But insurance will not replace a windshield because it is heavily pitted. You need a genuine crack or chip that will definitely crack in time.

    I think windshield protection is for the same folks that put a clear bra on to protect the paint from minor chips.

    Personally, it can take me 8 to 10 years to get 60,000 miles on any one car. I like the fact that when it comes time to replace a car, the paint and windshield on it are showroom perfect.
     

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