Rain-shedding or Water-repelling Windshield Coatings
Windshield coatings that make your windshield shed rain drops, making the raindrops roll off or blow off in the wind from your driving. Helps with sleet and snow, too. Allows driving in the rain without wipers in an emergency.
These windshield coatings will make your windshield repel water. They cause rain drops to not "wet" the windshield as they normally would. The raindrops just bead up into little "water balls" and get blown off as you drive. Some of these coatings must be applied when the windshield is dry, but one can be sprayed on even while it's raining -- and then "applied" by running your wipers.
I've used some of the products that I mention below. It's very entertaining!
When you get up to about 35 mph or so, there's enough "wind" to make any rain or water that hits the windshield to just make the water balls that form just roll up to the roof of the car and disappear.
It's actually fairly entertaining, at first, if you've also applied it on your side windows. When it's raining, the water droplets will be swirling up and down and around every which way on the side windows. I've found myself paying WAY too much attention to the "show" and not enough to my driving. Passengers get to really enjoy the show. It's a quite striking effect!
With the versions of these that should be applied when the glass is dry, I've found using a soft cotton cloth for the final wipe -- or a handheld squeegee -- works best to eliminate any "haze" that may remain after the first application. Once that's gone you can't tell the windshield has any coating on it at all.
Here are the products I've found:
No Touch Instant Rain Shield (Click Here)
No Touch Instant Rain Shield sprays on in the rain and works immediately just by turning on your windshield wipers. It forms an instant coating on windshields to repel rain, sleet and snow.
Simply spray it on in rainy conditions and let your wipers do the work. No wiping or buffing is necessary. Great for highway driving. One coating of Instant Rain Shield can last up to six months. 6 oz. can.
Rain-X Glass Treatment + Anti-Fog Bonus Pack (Click Here)
Rain X Glass Treatment seals the glass with a super slick, non stick invisible barrier that repels rain, sleet, and snow on contact. Rain-X also makes for easy removal of frost, ice, salt, mud, and bugs.
Rain X Anti-Fog ends fogging, misting, and steaming of interior glass, plastic, and mirrors.
The bonus pack includes one 7 oz. Rain-X Glass Treatment, and one 3.5 oz. Rain-X Anti-Fog.
Dura-Glo Poly-Glass Window Cleaning Treatment (Click Here)
Virtually nothing can stick to glass coated with Dura-Glo. A similar formulation is used on commercial aircraft where maximum visibility in all weather conditions is critical. Simply wipe it on, let it dry, then wipe it off effortlessly.
Lasts for months outside in the weather, up to a year if your vehicle is parked inside. Rain and snow roll right off with minimal streaking. Dirt, dust and grime, insects, even bird droppings have trouble sticking to the protected surface. Anything that does manage to hang onto the windshield can be wiped off easily in secondsówithout rubbing. 16 oz. bottle.
Well, these are the only the products like this I'm aware of. These coatings are great "insurance" in case your wipers should tear or fail. And then there's the "entertainment factor" to consider, especially on the side windows. :)
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