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Old 11-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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small dots in windshield 2004

I have noticed in the past small imperfections in my windshield small dots everywhere in the windshield look like it went through a sand storm. You only notice it during this time of year when I have to drive directly into the sun anyone every have the same experience. Is it a flaw
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Are the spots pits, raised or smooth?
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they are smooth you can't feel them
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Mine is the same way .Did'nt use to be that way,its just very fine pitting I guess
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take the car down to a good local windshield replacement vendor most of them can polish out those surface imperfections dirt cheap

http://www.autoglasssearch.com/ml2/?...D18DC8A7AD8501
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I have had 3 new windshields in mine - they have all developed that after about 6 months, but I live in West Texas Hell.
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I am starting with the same problem.You can only see the impefections when driving directly into the sun when it is low in the sky.
I didn"t expect this issue with only 28,000 miles on the car.
Does anyone think a windshield coating like RainX would maybe fill in the pits and make the problem go away?
I don"t know much about the RainX coating.
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I am starting with the same problem.You can only see the impefections when driving directly into the sun when it is low in the sky.
I didn"t expect this issue with only 28,000 miles on the car.
Does anyone think a windshield coating like RainX would maybe fill in the pits and make the problem go away?
I don"t know much about the RainX coating.
I have tried Aquapel, Rain-X and Griots Windshield seal as well as using a high speed polisher designed to polish windshields. Nothing helps.
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take the car down to a good local windshield replacement vendor most of them can polish out those surface imperfections dirt cheap

http://www.autoglasssearch.com/ml2/?...D18DC8A7AD8501
I wonder if those glass repair shops have some kind of resin that could be used to fill the "pits", followed by a good buffing.
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I wonder if those glass repair shops have some kind of resin that could be used to fill the "pits", followed by a good buffing.
I seriously doubt it, but worth a try!

Thing is, each new windshield I got did the same thing after a few weeks and I pretty much only drive mine around town at night.
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I seriously doubt it, but worth a try!

Thing is, each new windshield I got did the same thing after a few weeks and I pretty much only drive mine around town at night.
Could just be a QC problem. Any idea where the windshields were made?
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Could just be a QC problem. Any idea where the windshields were made?
All of mine were OEM HUD replacements secured from the local Chevy Dealership. (They made the mistake once of installing a Made in Mexico knockoff which I had them remove the same day).

I am pretty sure they all have the problem, you just don't really notice how bad it is until you install a new one - feels like a new car for a few months.
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All of mine were OEM HUD replacements secured from the local Chevy Dealership. (They made the mistake once of installing a Made in Mexico knockoff which I had them remove the same day).

I am pretty sure they all have the problem, you just don't really notice how bad it is until you install a new one - feels like a new car for a few months.
True.
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All of mine were OEM HUD replacements secured from the local Chevy Dealership. (They made the mistake once of installing a Made in Mexico knockoff which I had them remove the same day).

I am pretty sure they all have the problem, you just don't really notice how bad it is until you install a new one - feels like a new car for a few months.
True. I used to be an auto glass installer. I'm sure the dealers sneak knock-off's into their inventories. Incrases their bottom line.
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Iam with everyone else its really noticable when driving into the sun. So I guess there is really now way of getting rid of them. what I read it is a widespread problem, to bad we do not have a cure for it. I would be first in line to get it fixed
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