There are dangerous driving conditions all the time, and you need to navigate thru them. When you drive off state and find yourself in some wet area or snow falling, your windshield wipers will desperately try to keep up. The essential thing for your visibility, in any weather, is your windshield and making it a hydrophobic (Water-repellent) isn’t just a good investment into a design part. It’s more than that. Keeping you safe and your passenger doesn’t have a price.
Here are a few things before you invest in one of the industry’s best weather-fighting features:
It’s relatively a new feature:
Making a windshield hydrophobic requires a two-part process. Initially- the pane of glass is created, with the coating applied and cured afterward.
Some chemicals and sprays can mimic the effect of hydrophobic glass, but they’re typically much shorter in duration than a professional hydrophobic glass application on new glass. Professional touch is always better.
It should be applied on new glass whenever it’s possible. Your car is exposed to wind resistance, sun and precipitation, the windshield glass becomes weathered. The pores on the glass change their surface over time due to stress that glass is made to withstand. In a new glass, the pores of the material are open and “Unstressed,” making it easier for the hydrophobic coating to achieve an even lasting coat.
So what is the coating for this type of glass?
In simple terms, superhydrophobic glass coating is a glaze coating applied all over the glass surface. These coverings bestow the glass with an ability to keep itself clean. The coating mainly forces small water droplets to gather into a larger droplet that then quickly disperses across the surface and wicks away debris and dirt with it. Keep this in mind, that hydrophobic glass isn’t permanent. Over the time the bond between the hydrophobic coating and glass will weaken, and eventually wear off entirely. Similar to film tinting. If you have chips, cracks, pits or hazing, it’s a good idea to have your hydrophobic coating reapplied when replacing your windshield. One of the side benefits of hydrophobic glass is that the coating also helps repel things like dirt and debris.
If you ever dealt with dirt, tree sap or oily smudges, you know what a distraction it can be on the road. With a professional hydrophobic glass coating in place, you’ll have to turn on your wipers less often, and you won’t need to squint to see the road if you’re overdue for a car wash. This will make your replacement blades run longer on your wipers. Hydrophobic car glass coating can clear around 99 percent of dirt that comes in contact with them. If applied in a right manner, a hydrophobic car glass coating may increase the lifespan of the car and bring a considerable increase in its overall value.
Remember, that it’s always good to have a touch of the professional, so if you have any concerns, call us today, and we will give you the best price and put you back on the road in no-time.