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windshield pitting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by air08, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    air08

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    anyone have this. very small windshield pitting? if the sun hits the glass just right it looks like a thousand very small pin holes.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Janster

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    I'm not sure if they're holes (cuz I never really looked) but....Yeah...
    Even after I wash the windshield really good, there's a gazillion little spots.

    You can only really see 'em when you're sitting inside looking out....
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Gincoma

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    Its normal if you live where it snows and they salt and put dirt on the roads especially on freeways where semis kick it up alot. Its with any windshield with lots of miles. Mine hae lots of pits cause of where I live in northern NV
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    Dude, I live in Edmonton, Alberta. My windshield (and 75% of cars on the road right now) is a MESS! 2 weeks ago I had three small chips repaired, and yesterday my windshield ate a 1.5" diameter rock. Not only did it scare the s**t out of me, but it cracked it AGAIN!

    These rigs aren't exactly aero-dynamic... Busted-ass windshields are part of the game unfortunately.
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    EvilBetty

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    My boss has been through 3 windshields in his 2007 due to cracks. I've been through one due to a chip that occurred way out of town. By the time I got back it had grown too big to fix.

    I just did the post winter detail on my truck and not only did I find a new chip but the whole windshield is pitted pretty badly. You can feel them all with your fingernail, and they are rough enough that they look white.

    Regretting that I demanded an OEM windshield be installed in the truck after the first one cracked. :(
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    Richard Cranium

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    Yeah, I'm only at 22xxx and my windshield looks like my Audi did with 89xxx miles...little tiny pits everywhere
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Irontaco13

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    I have been thru 6 windshields and I am only at 20K. I didn't know if anyone has come up with a solution to change the draft on the truck?
     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Fiolo

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    That's pretty normal
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    AKTACO420

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    Yea it happens. I just had some ice from my hood come up and smash my windshield and it is very bad I'm going to have it replaced soon
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Anyway..... yeah mine is like that but is also cracked at the bottom. Happens every year it gets really cold for some reason. :notsure: Been through 2 already, and need a new one.
     
  11. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    ShawnR

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    After having lived in MN, I can tell you a bug deflector can help cut down on how fast the windshield pits, but nothing will stop it until they quit throwing sand/salt/rocks on the roads.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Drive backwards. :D
     
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