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Old 01-20-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Pitted Windshield.

Alright here is the thing. The guy who had my 05 WRX before me was a tool. He treated the car like ****. The whole windshield is pitted to hell. It looks like he tailgated a pickup truck on some dirt backroads. (The front bumper doesn't look any better) Well, I was wondering if there is any type of glass polish, not just a cleaner, but a polish that will make the pits at least a little bit less noticable. The front bumper, I have dealt with. Now on to the glass.

Can anyone give me some advice in this area?

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Old 01-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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i know how you feel...anyone whos seen my car right now would agree...I have the right to kick the previous owner straight in the nuts...Im not sure what you can do for the windshield. Have you looked into gettin a new winshield. I dont think theyre too expensive.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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I don't have that type of money to spare right now. Looking more for a short-term fix.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:59 PM   #4
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Have you looked into gettin a new winshield.
Sorry I don't have anything helpful to say concerning a short-term fix, but I agree with dice.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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hey guys i own my own autoglass buisness,and for a windshield that is sandblasted you have only one option...replace, you can polish very minute scratches but it needs to be very small
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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I know pits are pits, but try using a claybar on your glass, and at least clean that bish of everything but the pits. I did this on my car and was quite impressed with the results.

That is until a rock flew up and deflowered my virgin windshield.

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Old 01-20-2006, 09:53 PM   #7
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pray for a stray rock to crack it up, then call insurance.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:59 PM   #8
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Get a new one.
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:08 AM   #9
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@ boarder. Search around for 'windshield' and 'paint chips' before throwing any accusations around. Subaru quality is not what it could be in resistance to flying object damage
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:57 AM   #10
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Oh, I know the car has been taken off-road and driven like it was actually set up for rallying. The amount of dirt I found in the airbox, the condiction of the undercarriage. The wear and tear that is shown on the car probably would not happen under normal condictions. For an 05', It is pretty easy to see if a car is abused or not. If it was older, yeah, I couldn't make the assumption.

From talking to the dealer about where the car came from. Some 16 year old guy had it as his first car. Thought he could keep up on the payments, ended up defaulting on the loan. Had to sell it back to the dealer. Then I picked it up.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:08 AM   #11
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Mmm, well, if you knew what you were getting into then I can only assume you got a hell of a deal on it. Go spend some of the savings on new glass.

Anyway, what I said stands. The glass and paint chip easily. Get new aftermarket glass.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:03 AM   #12
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there are several brands of polishes for windshields that you can use to help clear it up a bit.

I think 3M makes a 3 step polish. It wont do anything for the big ones but, it'll improve visibility some
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:20 AM   #13
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If any of you are interested in protecting your windshields agains pitting/scratching/chipping, I'm trying to gather interest for a group buy on custom made 4-ply windshield tear-offs for the 04+ Impreza/WRX/STi.

If you hate the pits in your windshield, take a look at this thread.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963348
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:36 AM   #14
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Check out those glass repair guys at firestone and pepboys, they fix up windshields pretty good.
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:37 AM   #15
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yeah I have an 06 and I am disgusted with the amount of pitting on my glass already. I have about the same amount on my '95 4runner with over 160k on the clock and less on my saab '89 Saab with 200k on the clock. overall Subaru glass sucks.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #16
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If any of you are interested in protecting your windshields agains pitting/scratching/chipping, I'm trying to gather interest for a group buy on custom made 4-ply windshield tear-offs for the 04+ Impreza/WRX/STi.

If you hate the pits in your windshield, take a look at this thread.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963348
....you might get your winkie slapped for this by the mods.
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....you might get your winkie slapped for this by the mods.
Nah, his post was 2 min before that thread was closed. should be all set
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yeah, I wasn't really trying to sell anything, I just wanted to see if anybody thought it was a good idea. If anybody liked the idea I'd take the initiative to have a vendor host a group buy or something, but apparently the approach I took isn't allowed...

It does look like a sales pitch, but that's the best way I could think of to describe what I had in mind. I'm not a vendor, I sell nothing and I never intend to handle any money or profit from this idea. I just sympathize with people's frustration over our crappy glass and wanted to make a suggestion.

Maybe I'll just be a guinea pig and report back with a product review... if that's allowed...
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yeah, I wasn't really trying to sell anything, I just wanted to see if anybody thought it was a good idea. If anybody liked the idea I'd take the initiative to have a vendor host a group buy or something, but apparently the approach I took isn't allowed...

It does look like a sales pitch, but that's the best way I could think of to describe what I had in mind. I'm not a vendor, I sell nothing and I never intend to handle any money or profit from this idea. I just sympathize with people's frustration over our crappy glass and wanted to make a suggestion.

Maybe I'll just be a guinea pig and report back with a product review... if that's allowed...
Aside from the sale/group-buy being advertised on this site for free (i.e. non-registered vendor), I believe the rule is in place in the interest of protecting the NASIOC community from potentially "bad deals".
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Aside from the sale/group-buy being advertised on this site for free (i.e. non-registered vendor), I believe the rule is in place in the interest of protecting the NASIOC community from potentially "bad deals".
That was explained to me, and I understand and agree. But there was no sale in my thread, I was simply asking for a show of hand from those that would be interested in pursuing this product, which to my knowledge does not exist for our vehicles. That was my main goal, to gather enough interest so that a vendor would create a product for us. The selling, promoting, and money handling would be left up to a registered vendor.


I would be a consumer in this deal, so I can understand people not wanting to be scammed. But I don't see how that rule applied since I wasn't asking for payment. I don't see the harm in people saying, "yes, I'd be willing to pay for a product like that. Let me know when a vendor makes it available."

Anyways, I just want to make my intention clear. I don't want this thread to go any farther off topic.
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