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Today because I was later into work due to a dentist appointment I had to park on the opposite side of the car park where I normally avoid parking because theres trees and so you usually get leaves, bird poop, all the fallout from the tree like sap and so on all over your car, anyway that's exactly what happened, so as I was driving home in the sunlight the little drips of sap were showing up like atone chips on my window, got home and made sure that's all they were and all were and cleaned off eventually, except 1 which I think is actually a miniscule atone chip, but oddly feels like its on the glass, as in something stuck to it rather than a chip, but no amount of cleaning claying or polishing will remove it, it doesn't even look like a stone chip but that could be due to the heated Windscreen being slightly different in construction to an ordinary one, I am mighty annoyed because even though it's ting and hardly noticeable, because I know it is there its bugging me as is the fact ive been so careful leaving loads of big gaps, sitting way back from cars in front on the motorway etc and it was all in vain but I'm not wanting to let this slide because before you know if there's other things wrong with the car and its a mess or looks untidy with loads of little chips and scratches so immkeepingnon top of it but is there anything that can be done with it if it is a chip, its about the size of na needle/pin head.
 

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Bad luck Hendry :-(

You really would not want to look at the front of my car or you'd have a fit , 7K miles of motorway driving have not been kind, there are now dozens of chips and scratches on my bumper and tiny chips in windscreen etc.

I did 300 miles yesterday at 70+mph and the screen has collected another dozen tiny chips (only pin prick sized) as well as about a zillion dead flies and even long blood streaks running up the bonnet (not sure what I hit to cause those but it looks like a scene from CSI Miami :cry: :cry:
 

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Some insects explode when they hit the car - I saw one do just that the other day, lol!
 

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mud4fun said:
Bad luck Hendry :-(

You really would not want to look at the front of my car or you'd have a fit , 7K miles of motorway driving have not been kind, there are now dozens of chips and scratches on my bumper and tiny chips in windscreen etc.

I did 300 miles yesterday at 70+mph and the screen has collected another dozen tiny chips (only pin prick sized) as well as about a zillion dead flies and even long blood streaks running up the bonnet (not sure what I hit to cause those but it looks like a scene from CSI Miami :cry: :cry:
It didn't used to bother me, but oddly before I didn't notice stone chips glinting in bright sunlight, but on my last car it was horrendous, I used to always be running late/impatient and sit up truck and lorry's rear ends to get them to speed up or move over, tailgate and pull dodgy stunts to get in infront of a line of cars in the land I needed to be in etc. Just driving like a tool tbh, and as a result the chips were horrendous, it was horrible on a bright sunny day, could hardly see anything because of them, but it didn't worry me because I could always tell myself as I bought the car used it could've been like that, but because I know this car was perfect when I got it it annoys me because I see it as my fault and blame myself, also because I know it was perfect and its not now, but most of all I enjoy now seeing out of a clear screen, I don't want to end up with a screen which is a mess again as its horrible to drive in.
 

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Yes, my Astra Sport ended up like that. The windscreen looked like it had been shot blasted after a few years of driving and you could barely see out of it. That was a works car so I didn't have to worry too much about cost of replacement however it is curious that an Escort I owned at around about the same time had a near perfect screen after the same time period. Unlikely that VX glass is softer or more brittle than Ford so I assume it was because the Astra liked to be driven fast (very fast) and I was young at the time! ;-)
 

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Yes, my Astra Sport ended up like that. The windscreen looked like it had been shot blasted after a few years of driving and you could barely see out of it. That was a works car so I didn't have to worry too much about cost of replacement however it is curious that an Escort I owned at around about the same time had a near perfect screen after the same time period. Unlikely that VX glass is softer or more brittle than Ford so I assume it was because the Astra liked to be driven fast (very fast) and I was young at the time! ;-)
Probably down to which one saw more motorway use.

When I traded that car in for the Corsa I noted that mine was the only Clio of that shape for sale anywhere which had a bonnet, screen and bumper trim (Clio mk3 facelifts in higher trim like my Dynamique have a fake aluminium effect insert below the front bumper lower grille) peppered with small stone chips, although oddly the bumper itself was totally free of stone chips, however it was also the only Clio of that shape with no car park door dings, bumper parking scrapes and scuffs and kerbed alloys, evidence to me they had been used about the town and not motorway whereas mine was solely used on the motorway to work and back so was mint other than the stone chips where the rest, even the cared for ones, werent as tidy as mine. Proof if it were needed its the motorway miles that batter your cars front end.
 

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True, Astra probably did 50K miles of motorway, Escort only about 20K miles over the same period.
 
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