ROC Rank: Senior
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model Year: 2006
Color: Billet Silver / Gray
Acoustic windshield owners step inside
I've been reading the forum and seeing many posts about these newer acoustic windshields chipping easier than normal auto glass.
Must be the way it's made. I have a friend who is in the clearbra business (clearbra, vinyl wraps, tinting, all that stuff) and talked to him today. I knew he had heat rejection film. This is clear film that goes on the inside of the windshield so you don't have to use the window shades. They apply it on the inside of the vehicle a lot because owners with $$$ (Ferrari, Porsche) don't want to bother with window shades when they park in the sun. They got money to burn but it is a convenience and protection against UV's. I'd like to have it so I don't have to buy those damn window shades or carrying the fold em up thing around.
But my point in posting the thread....if I were you, I'd shop some local clearbra installers and tell them you want the windshield protection film. It goes on the outside of the windshield. It's crystal clear so it's like clearbra for the windshield. Once it goes on you'll never know it. I know from having clearbra on multiple vehicles in the past it saved my paint from dings, chips, etc. When I had my S2000 I had a truck carrying sharp landscape rocks (very small rocks) hauling a$$ down the interstate about 5 car lengths ahead when a couple rocks flew, hit my front bumper, etc. I was pissed. I thought for sure I'd need a new bumper or at least paint, but no. My clearbra guy cut a section off the bumper where the impact hit and there was no damage. Clearbra saved it. He then cut and applied a new piece of film in its' place and you couldn't even tell I got hit by rocks.
So if you have invested in a RTL or above, do yourself a favor, save yourself from having windshield replacement. Source a local person for this work. You'll want someone, a shop, that does clearbra work. If you are in DFW I can hook you up and send you to my friend. This isn't a solicitation for business as I have no stake in the business whatsoever. Just trying to save some of y'all of the headache of having that pricey acoustic windshield glass replaced, requiring a deductible or out of pocket expense. If I buy the truck, I'm driving directly to my friend's shop and having it done, along with clearbra on the entire front end. To me, if I have invested in the truck, a little bit of extra $ to protect that pricey front glass is warranted. Just wanted y'all to know a product exists on the market to protect yourself from the hassle. My go fast cars always get cleabra, and all my sportbikes have the entire front coated in the film. It's worth it to me, maybe not to you.