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Old 08-25-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Clear, Optically Correct Windshield Protection Film

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We heard from friends that are over the road truckers that they put a clear, optically correct film over their windshield to help protect it from gravel/rock strikes.

There are several brands out there, like ClearPlex, as a example. Is anyone out there using this or a similar product?

If you have any personal experiences, could you please share any pros, cons, and pricing info? I know it's not fool proof, but wondering if that little extra layer of protection is worth the investment.

Just replaced my front windshield at Camp Newmar, to the tune of about $3700... This would be the best time to add such a product, since it's still a virgin windshield. Any input or comments would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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Wow - No responses

Hi Bill -

I was searching the site for this info as well. We are heading up to Alaska this summer and was wondering the same thing.

Have you found anything since you put out this post?

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Well Sir,
Personally, I wouldn't get too excited over this kind of thing. When we purchased our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP, almost 8 years ago, along with a ton of books, pamphlets, information etc. we were also presented with TWO certificates of component installation. The first, was a $1,000 one for BODY protection. Some sort of wazoo clear coating that is to PROTECT the body from scratches, NEVER HAVE TO WAX, and a whole lot more gibberish.

The second certificate was for a wazoo WINDSHIELD PROTECTION. Well, it's supposed to GUARANTEE that you WILL NOT HAVE ANY CHIPS. HOGWASH!!!! We've acquired no less than 8 chips in one side and 4 in the other. It's and, there's supposed to be some sort of warranty with this certificate. Yeah sure. Just try and make them pay for $1,600 worth of windshields. Your choice partner. Good luck.
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Well Sir,
Personally, I wouldn't get too excited over this kind of thing. When we purchased our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP, almost 8 years ago, along with a ton of books, pamphlets, information etc. we were also presented with TWO certificates of component installation. The first, was a $1,000 one for BODY protection. Some sort of wazoo clear coating that is to PROTECT the body from scratches, NEVER HAVE TO WAX, and a whole lot more gibberish.

The second certificate was for a wazoo WINDSHIELD PROTECTION. Well, it's supposed to GUARANTEE that you WILL NOT HAVE ANY CHIPS. HOGWASH!!!! We've acquired no less than 8 chips in one side and 4 in the other. It's and, there's supposed to be some sort of warranty with this certificate. Yeah sure. Just try and make them pay for $1,600 worth of windshields. Your choice partner. Good luck.
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Agreed 100%. Waste of money.
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I have exoshield on my Jeep Wrangler. Was told Wranglers are prone to damage.

Not one chip. 80k miles
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I could see chip protection, IF there was a space between and a median material to absorb the impact of whatever is hitting the windshield. I can see sand and small particles, but stones, no.
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You can get gorilla glass replacement windshields for a Jeep, too bad they don’t make them for RV’s.
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I have a buddy with ClearPlex on their track cars which can get pretty beat up.
They highly recommend the product. Next windshield I replace I will have ClearPlex installed.
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Here is some commentary from a Tesla forum..
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forum...u-recommend-it
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