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Some where on here, someone said to put wax on the windshield and it would fill in the pits and dings.

It Does NOT. Looks just as bad.
I had a friend that swore up and down about this. He did it to his caddy coupe deville using the cheap turtle wax the paste was and it looked horrible. But he thought it was great



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Yeah right, what’s the highest point in Texas, 200ft above sea level? Lol
I'm from the hill people in Tennessee. There is not too much construction here, just nice clean hilly back roads in relatively good condition because of little salt and generally good financial condition of the local governments. I don't suffer from potholes either. I don't go where there might be potholes.

The newer windshields are newer and much lighter than the older ones, so they may be weaker, but often more expensive because of the sensing stuff. When some rock once hit my minivan's windshield when I was driving far from home, it created about a half-inch small spider crack which never spread one millimeter during the next ~15 years until it was traded in. There must be a reason why the only car repair ads I see today on TV are those for Safelite. Windshields might become like tires: a maintenance thing. Business must be very good, not only because of the civics. New thinner glass, new thinner paint, new thinner sheet metal, new thinner AC: all these things create new streams of money flowing from car owners to the manufacturers and service shops. This is the way of today and it is what it is.:yes:
 

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Well golly gee whiz, wouldn’t you know it, the median elevation in Texas is quite high, much higher than New Hampshire. Rocks never hit the windshield because there less gravity way up there, the stones are light, that’s it! Wooo weee get along little doggie, looks like I’m movin to Texas boys! TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!
 

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Would having a quality paint job help prevent nicks and scratches? I’ve always wanted to buy a Civic and have it painted orange (a non-factory color).
 

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Would having a quality paint job help prevent nicks and scratches? I’ve always wanted to buy a Civic and have it painted orange (a non-factory color).
No the only real way is to get it covered in film. There’s a video on YouTube that shows this process. It costs ALOT. IMO, you’d be better off waiting until the rock chips are unsightly, then buy a new painted hood, rather than the film. Civics not worth it, unless you have a type R you’re trying to preserve

I think the video is Tavarish, he did the fast and furious lambo in orange and the coat is just about bullet proof, they take a key and scratch it as hard as they can, and it’s like untouched! Check it out!
 

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You’re pics reminds me when I was at Walmart a few months ago ( maybe a year) getting washer fluid they had winter formula IT’S SOUTH WEST FLORIDA we don’t need winter formula. Apparently they warehouse screwed up and the person stocking the shelves didn’t notice it
 
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What strikes me as weird,with all the chips in my windshield,there doesn't seem to be one mark of anything on my headlights. Wish the windshield was made of whatever they are, lol
 

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Paint really is unbelievably thin on this car, only about 12k miles on mine and there's still little chips all around. In comparison, my our 2013 Benz's black paint is still shining away to glory with just general wear and tear on the paint. That's the only area I can really see where they cheaped out, along with the infotainment.
 

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This is the worst paint I've ever seen on a car. Even the paint on hatch has a rough feel to it, and it's not getting pelted with anything.
 

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My second civic, first one being a lemon, and no problems with this one other than a deformed third brake light cover they are replacing, but I'm getting tired of what seems like everyday, new chips in the windshield.
Seriously, I've had it since September and there are more than six chips in it ready.
The last civic, I had for a year and a half and I had one slight one, not even really noticeable.
The glass on this one definitely is of different quality than on my first one.
People have complained about the quality of the Honda windshield (a coworker already had to replace it in his 2017 sedan). I've owned my 2020 Si since Oct 31/2019 and drive 100 kms a day, 6-days a week on the highway, yet I don't have a single mark on mine. In fact, a huge piece of snow and ice flew up and smacked my windshield really hard last week and I thought for sure that was it... nope, not a mark.

Whether there is in fact a quality issue or not with them, I'm starting to lean toward driving habits. Are you positive you're not following too closely/driving too close to heavy trucks/merging on the highway too closely to other vehicles?
 
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People have complained about the quality of the Honda windshield (a coworker already had to replace it in his 2017 sedan). I've owned my 2020 Si since Oct 31/2019 and drive 100 kms a day, 6-days a week on the highway, yet I don't have a single mark on mine. In fact, a huge piece of snow and ice flew up and smacked my windshield really hard last week and I thought for sure that was it... nope, not a mark.

Whether there is in fact a quality issue or not with them, I'm starting to lean toward driving habits. Are you positive you're not following too closely/driving too close to heavy trucks/merging on the highway too closely to other vehicles?
I'm positive of my driving habits I mentioned in the original post that I had my 2016 for a year and a half with ONE small barely noticeable chip .
THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH SOME OF THE GLASS HONDA IS USING AT THIS POINT..
 

                           

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