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Old 06-12-2001, 03:08 PM   #1
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Arrow Windshield Chippings

Hey.

My entire windshield is coverd with little shippings. I went to 2 separate dealers and both say that it is from a road salt they use on the roads here in North East. I asked them to compare my then 5000 miles windshield with one of some car in the lot. They would refuse.

So, I got pissed and called SOA. They say - Shure we'll investigate. So, few days later they call me back and say that they spoke with a dealer and he says it is from road salt and that is it. They told me I can go to a different dealer for alternative opinion. So I did. But they told me same thing.

However, I do believe that 5000 miles car should not have entire whindshield covered with little white dots.

Anyhow, what do I do now? And how can I get rid of those chippings?

Thanks
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Old 06-12-2001, 03:11 PM   #2
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not sure what you are talking about. got pics?
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Old 06-12-2001, 03:16 PM   #3
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You could move to California where they don't salt the roads!

and Vern! ...nice one on the "from" field!
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Old 06-12-2001, 03:17 PM   #4
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No pictures. It would probably not show much in the pic anyhow. It si just like rock chips on the class only really tiny, like 1/2mm- 1/4mm in diameter.

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Old 06-12-2001, 04:33 PM   #5
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i got them also, it looks like it has been lightly sand blasted. nothing can be done about it other then a new windsheild
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Old 06-12-2001, 05:02 PM   #6
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I have the same situation. I seems like rain-X helps a littl though. I hav not tried to confront the dealer yet though.
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Old 06-12-2001, 05:06 PM   #7
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I have a 2001 GT and I also have had problems with the windshield chipping. I guess the windshields are as quality as the paint haha.. My first windshield I got replaced cause the chip was right in my view and a week later I get another chip in the corner. My insurance company replaces windshields no deductible and no charge but still I dont feel it should be so easy to chip
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Old 06-12-2001, 06:14 PM   #8
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Another faulty cheap part of Subaru's. And I thought I was the only one...
Paint, windshield...what else???
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Old 06-12-2001, 07:24 PM   #9
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Don't pick on Subaru for this problem. I have had these small chip problems on my BMWs and I think that windshield glass is just too soft on the surface. So easy to get sand blasted on a windy day here.
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Old 06-12-2001, 07:27 PM   #10
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Oh! and don't blame Subaru for the lousy paint because it affects all the cars now. If you go to Edmunds forums you can see these complaints in the Mercedes forums and in the BMW forums. Paint formulas have been modified by order of the EPA (water based now) and they just don't hold up as well as the older cars' paints.
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