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I own a 08 Ridgeline with less than 5000 miles. I recently washed my vehicle using a soft sponge and good brand of auto wash and notice after drying the windshield had marks. The blades are good. Maybe some sand was on the windows since I had taken a trip to the beach. It’s hard to believe that this happen with wash of my windshield. Have anyone else hade this problem. ChuckW
 

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My windshield earned its first scratch across half the windshield during the first week of ownership... It happens to cross my line of vision. Now after three years, I have around 50 small scratches that become annoying apparent in the bright sun and from oncoming vehicle lights.
I began my search to find out if the glass could be polished out along with several chips.

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WIndshield scratches are a fact of life with the Ridgeline and so are chips and spots and anything else you can think of that can happen to windshield glass. I am on my second Ridgeline (accident in first) and the truck does everything I need a vehicle to do for me so I have to look beyond some of its cosmetic flaws and the soft windshield is definitely what I consider a flaw in design/material choices made by Honda and especially considering that this is supposed to be a "truck" and occasionally must see duty that is a bit more harsh than a passenger car.
 

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I have not encountered any glaring problem.

I had to replace 1 windshield last year at around 100,000 miles due to a crack from a rock hit. That is about typical with any other vehicle I have ever owned.
 

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Thanks for the information from all. I see that Honda needs to use a better windshield in their vehicles. I had a similar problem with previously owned 96 Honda Accord. They seem to chip very easy from rocks hitting the windshield.

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Once upon a year, and a few cars, I used to use RainX on my windshield. I long since stopped using that product. :eek:

There seemingly was an increased incidence of windshield scratches on my vehicles, over time, associated with it's use. Not 100% sure whether the RainX contributed to "softening" the glass or not but I won't give it another opportunity to happen. :p
 

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Sand is surely the #1 cause of this problem. That and the constant "peppering" of road debris. If you live in Mass, windshields are covered (without deductible) by your insurance co. As a rule I've never used my wipers on a dry windshield but scratches and chips still happen. I'll eventually call my insurance co to see if it actually needs to be cracked to be a covered repair. The other issue I get sometimes when the sun is low is poor outward visibility due to the glare combined with scratches. Maybe I'll go the NASCAR route and install lexan with tear-offs!!!
 

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i put a nice scratch in the windshield with my titanium wedding band. i was just drying the windshield and the towel rolled on me. oops.
 

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My windshield is heavily scratched also.I never had a vehicle that had a windshield scratched as badly as this one. Other than that I can't find much fault with the truck.
 

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I have a nice long scratch running lengthwise across my windsheild approximately 16 inches long. I'm not exactly sure where it came from. But now that I've seen it, I can't stop looking at it.
 
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