Gorilla Glass Windshield

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Just saw this and wonder if anyone had experience with these replacement windshields??
Hell, mine is really pitted in just 22k miles

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Read the description at that link. This is for JK not JL!
Ya, I saw that but it won't be long before it's available for JL I'm sure...do you like yours?
 

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On their site is says,"

  • Mopar Windshield made with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Employs Gorilla Glass as the thin, rugged inner ply of the three layer laminate
My question is, how does the "Gorilla Glass inner ply" help protect against chips and hail? The outer layer takes the initial hit and would most likely be damaged like a stock windshield would.
 

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Ya, I saw that but it won't be long before it's available for JL I'm sure...do you like yours?
I don't have gorilla glass replacment, I have 2019 JL my glass was replaced by Safelite with the stock OEM glass.
 

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Some good info here in this video. I think it's more about the energy absorption than brute force strength of the outmost layer of glass.

 

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I respect the fact that every decision FCA makes about what to put into a Wrangler, either as a stock or accessory feature, or not at all (assuming the aftermarket to provide it if needed,) is a calculation of how it will influence profit.

Still more, within law, I appreciate FCA exec's mandate to maximize its stock holder's profit, not make customers happy--the latter a means to an ends of the first, not its own goal (not that FCA goes out of its way to make customers unhappy or doesn't "care")..

I get that every decision to raise base price (with features) can dissuade a certain number of potential buyers on the one hand, while potentially increase profits/sale for those who do "bite."

And yet finally, I appreciate that FCA does incorporate many features into its Wrangler not found in other vehicles to make if off road capable.

All this said, if you're going to produce a vehicle with off road indications.....wait...more to point, if you're going to produce an on road vehicle with the windshield angle of a Wrangler, where debris flies into it at angles closer to perpendicular than most other vehicles is inevitable, should things like Gorilla glass even be a feature or standard?

I've had 2 windshields replaced. The first was to just such debris forming cracks in the windshield, and the second, 2 weeks later, when a crank formed in the OEM replacement while sitting on my driveway, all while nothing but changing temperatures came into contact with it.
 

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I'm looking for the GG option too. I will now be on my 4th windshield in not even 2 years. My first 2 were Safelite OEM replacements. On my third, i decided to try "the other one", which is supposed to be "the exact same glass, without the Jeep sticker". I just took a good-sized rock (i think it was slightly larger than an inch in diameter). It hit hard. It only created a small localized crack and didnt immediately spider. It hasnt cracked at all, even through some of the ambient temp flux. So - if you have a need for new glass and have the option for "non-OEM", i would try it, until the GG gets out there.
 
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Mine is so peckered up with pits that the low evening light is a real PITA. I've already had to get one chip repaired with epoxy...Gorilla glass does sound interesting, it it ever comes to JL's
 

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Some good info here in this video. I think it's more about the energy absorption than brute force strength of the outmost layer of glass.

I saw that a while ago and went to the website. At that time only the basic, non Auto Cruise Control(?), windshield was available to order.

So to all, is nothing available now?
 

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My understanding is that Gorilla Glass does not prevent the small pits from developing when hit by a rock, etc. It just prevents those pits from turning into cracks. I want something that is stronger on the surface, that will resist pitting as well as cracking.
 

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My understanding is that Gorilla Glass does not prevent the small pits from developing when hit by a rock, etc. It just prevents those pits from turning into cracks. I want something that is stronger on the surface, that will resist pitting as well as cracking.
I know they make a clear tint but I just can’t remember if it’s anything special. Maybe 3M makes it? I saw it advertised within the last year. So if you got the GG then maybe that clear film would be the other piece of the puzzle.
 

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I know they make a clear tint but I just can’t remember if it’s anything special. Maybe 3M makes it? I saw it advertised within the last year. So if you got the GG then maybe that clear film would be the other piece of the puzzle.

Really good point about 3m (or company xyz) adding a layer to GG.. I was in a consult with Ultimate detail a company in Camarillo CA, Jason - He suggested there are many companies that specialize in various clear laminates that can withstand all kinds of ballistic threats.. I just left him a VM today and I will report back what i learn..

I am all in on fixing this as well... 2 years old JLRU big set of cracks.. I want this problem to go away.. I have enough things to learn about and do with my previous time...
 

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