Keep Your Windshield Sparkling Through Autumn Storms
Whether it’s a light shower or a heavy downpour, your windshield can become a fuzzy haze when your wipers smear the surface with dirt, debris, and rainwater.
An effective windshield treatment creates a protective coating that keeps dirt and water from sticking to the surface. It’s all about streak-free wipes for better visibility. If your wipers are simply moving the dirt around, your visibility will be compromised and could possibly lead to an accident.
“Detailers covet these all-in-one solutions because they save them time and money and their customers love the results,” said Peter Taraborelli Stoner, Inc, manufacturer of Invisible Glass Cleaner. “If applied correctly, you won’t have to use it again for 30-90 days.”
Taraborelli has witnessed the evolution of rain repellent products since their inception in the early 1990s. Later, companies such as Stoner started developing products that clean the glass and repel rain in a single product.
“Using a product that contains rain repellant means you won’t have to clean your windshield as often,” Tarabellie said. “It prevents dirt and other contaminants from sticking on the glass, making it easier to clean the glass without using harsh glass cleaners.”
In other words, windshield treatments that repel water enable you to drive in the rain without using your windshield wipers. Repellents create a coating on the windscreen that actually repels the water droplets causing them to bead up and get blown away as you drive.
By repelling water and resisting dirt, bugs, and road grime, windshield treatments help to keep your view clear and safely see where you are going. According to Taborelli, the goal is to improve safety and boost driver confidence when driving in the rain.
Tips for using cleaner/rain repellent products:
- Supplement your regular car-washing routine. Running your car through an automated wash or even hand-washing it yourself isn’t always enough–glass needs additional care. Don’t forget to treat the inside glass where a hazy-film tends to build up.
- Safely see out of your windows while driving. Major streaks, debris, bug guts, and grime can be distracting and can cause you to miss seeing something important.
- Remove hard water spots from your car. The chemicals found in tap water can stain glass surfaces over time.