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Anyone had to replace their windshield yet?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by brochacho, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. May 3, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    ElectroBoy

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    Yeah, what’s up with that? I have a 2018 and when driving toward sunlight I see it’s terribly sandblasted.

    My previous 2000 4Runner windshield lasted 17+ years before looking this bad.
     
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  2. May 3, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    The glass Toyota uses totally SUCKS 5 months old with 7K and the windshield needs to be replaced is just total bullshit!
     
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  3. May 3, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    That IS strange. Hmmm. I remember living in Denver and you had to keep your vehicle well waxed and use Rain-X regularly on the windshield. Denver, during the winter, uses sand on their roads instead of salt like the Midwest. Other western states use sand I believe. When Spring/Summer came, that sand would blow everywhere (unlike salt that would melt). In just a couple years your windshield and front fascia looked like it was hit with a sand blaster.

    But 5 months and 7 thousand miles ??? I wonder if Toyota would warranty ?

    Interesting side note on windshields: I'm insured with Safeco. Which is owned by Liberty Mutual. SafeLite auto glass is owned by Safeco. (guess that's how it got it's name LOL). If you're insured through Safeco, the Comprehensive part of your coverage includes ACV Comp - for windshields only. JFYI

    Rick
     
  4. May 3, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    Interesting about the heated windshield wiper. This is exactly how mine looks right near the bottom and if I recall cracked in the winter.
     
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  5. May 3, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    WOW!! I'm picking up my 2021 ORP this coming Friday. If it has heated wiper blades, I'll make sure I don't use the heat feature.

    Rick
     
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  6. May 3, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    They laughed
     
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  7. May 3, 2021 at 12:21 PM
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    Sad.

    I remember 40+ years ago you only occasionally saw a cracked windshield. But there wasn't the volume of traffic we have today. Funny, you never seem to pick up a rock going off-road. Every one of mine was from a rock on the Interstate.

    Rick
     
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  8. May 3, 2021 at 1:05 PM
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    Supposedly there are aftermarket laminates for windshields now... woulda been great to have before mine got all scratched to hell.

    I spent five hours in the 95* sun (no choice on venue or day) with a buffer using 3M cerium paste, and barely softened up the scratches. Still, I can at least drive the thing now. Before my restoration attempt, any sun, headlights, or even street lights completely destroyed visibility. It was truly dangerous, and I had to go to WV and then back to TX with it like that.

    Say, anyone know how much it costs to have a windshield buffed out by a pro? I'm not gonna lie, that shizz was messy and a serious pain for a novice like me, and I suck at it.
     
  9. May 3, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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  10. May 3, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    it's cheaper to replace than have them buffed I checked and was told $535.00
     
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  11. May 3, 2021 at 2:51 PM
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    Well crap... I was suspecting that was the case. Thanks!
     
  12. May 3, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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    One of the big issues with this is the polishers generate heat and risk cracking the glass and they don't cover that....
     
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  13. May 3, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    How is a windshield replaced in 2020+ 5th gen with all of the radar and electronics stuck on to it?
     
  14. May 3, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    Very expensively
     
  15. May 3, 2021 at 5:42 PM
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    Can we add paint protection film to the outside of a windshield? Or is that also illegal? I don’t see how a cop would be able to tell since it is clear
     

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