Automated Suction cup marks left on front windshield...removal?

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Hi there,

When I got my JL back in April... lets just say delivery was a bit hurried. The dealers so called detail meant they hosed off the Jeep and slapped some crap on the tires to make them greasy as hell. Nonetheless I was so happy to get the JEEP I didn't think much of it.

OK...so just to set the record straight I am not a neat freak...I have only washed my Jeep one time since getting it. I sort of figure dirt comes along with a JEEP so I am not stressed that it gets dirty. However since receiving the JEEP there have been approximately seven 4 inch spots on the front windshield that look like a spoked rim. I am guess but they may have been made by the suction cups that were used by an automated machine that holds the front windshield in place while its being "glued" for lack of a better term.

At first these circles could only be seen if the windows got foggy so I knew the issue was on the inside. I wasn't even worried about them. Well....my luck as time has moved on they are more noticeable. I tried cleaning them with Windex, Clorox Wipes, soap and water and nothing is removing them so far. It appears to be some sort of adhesive so all the cleaning has made them less noticeable but now my OCD is kicking in and I want them to go away. It appears to be some sort of adhesive and I am sure over time they would go away with enough elbow grease but was wondering if any one else has encountered these things and if they found a quick way to remove them.





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Isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber towel, and a little elbow grease. A higher percentage concentration bottle is a good thing to have around for such occasions.
 
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Sounds good... I will give that a shot....thank you
 

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I saw those freaking crop circles (8 of them) on the second day of ownership (Mid January) and pretty much figured out what they were on my own. So i cleaned the shit of the interior windshield. Since then and after multiple cleanings the sun was shining just right yesterday and they were back!!!!! I cleaned them again. They wont die!!!!
 

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I only see them in certain light and I actually saw them again on my way to work this morning. I haven't tried the Isopropyl Alcohol yet, only a microfiber. I have a bottle at home that I think is 90% or something so I could give that a try.
 

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I think if I lined up 30+ vehicles in the $40-$50K price range only the Jeep would have these rings.

Isn't that sad. I love my Jeep but really, crop rings on the windshield??? Oh where oh where is the quality control??
 

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I've been successful with rubbing alcohol so far. We'll see what happens the next time the glass fogs.
 

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I have them too! I guess, "It's a Jeep thing." ;)
 

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Mine as well. I tried the cleaners with no luck. I'll give the alcohol a try tomorrow.
 

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I’ve dealt with these in other vehicles too. Isopropanol (2-propanol) and Mr. Clean magic eraser (moistened with water and wrung out) to scrub works wonders on these. Afterwards, I used the same isopropanol and a good microfiber cloth to get the glass streak free. YMMV.
 

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I’ve dealt with these in other vehicles too. Isopropanol (2-propanol) and Mr. Clean magic eraser (moistened with water and wrung out) to scrub works wonders on these. Afterwards, I used the same isopropanol and a good microfiber cloth to get the glass streak free. YMMV.
Will try this tonight...Thank you!
 

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Are they on the inside or outside? I have these too but if I remember right the suction cups on the windshield glass install (per video of factory install) grab the windshield from the outside and place it on the Jeep. So these marks should be on the outside, correct?
 

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If the alcohol doesn't work, try a small amount of mineral spirits on a paper towel and then clean that off with normal glass cleaner. If mineral spirits don't work, go up one level with respect to solvents and try acetone. The further you go though, the closer you get to something that might dissolve / discolor plastics. For example, carb cleaner clouds clear plastic windshields on motorcycles very quickly if you accidentally splash some on it. :( If the acetone doesn't work, I would try carb cleaner on it next, but be sure to spray the carb cleaner on the paper towel well away from the vehicle (just in case) and then use the wetted paper towel to clean the spots in the window.
 

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