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Windshield exterior protection film?

AWDtsla

Active Member
Mar 3, 2013
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NE
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.
 

Alysashley79

Active Member
Oct 4, 2013
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513
Seattle(ish) WA
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.
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
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896
San Diego
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)
 

AWDtsla

Active Member
Mar 3, 2013
4,264
3,959
NE
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.

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

Terra117

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Feb 3, 2015
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Edina, MN
That's a decent fraction of the cost of new glass. Which may be $0 if you have no-deductible glass.

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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