Look Ma, No Wipers


OK. Here I go again about the clean windshield issue.

If you read this blog regularly (Terry and I call it the LABS project), maybe you’ve read a few posts I made about windshields and Aquapel by PPG.  And you would also know that my ’94 740 BMW (with over 230K miles … paid fo’) got smacked by a flying shock absorber a few weeks ago and I had to come off the hip for $635.00 + change for a new windshield. No tears, please. S–t happens. Stay with me, I’m almost there.

Anyway, since I had to replace the windshield, this meant I needed to re-apply the Aquapel rain repellant to my new windshield. Why? Because, as I posted before, the stuff works. And it works like magic. Ergo, I was not going to drive around for long with a new windshield and no Aquapel protection. I got around to doing this two weekends ago (Why am I just now writing about it? I don’t know – and who cares!). I also bought enough to re-apply my wife’s Explorer since it had been close to a year since I did both vehicles. See loves it, too. While I was at it, I put on some new wiper blades for her (she loves me!).

Anyway, it rained the following week … all day. To work and from work. Lots of rain. First time out with a fresh Aquapel application … awesome. This is the truth. I’m 1 mile from the interstate. Take it for about 13 miles then a couple of miles to the office on surface roads. For those 13 freeway miles, at 70 mph, I never used the wipers … NEVER. Rain just blows off the windshield at this speed. Unbelievable. You got to get this stuff – it’s magic. And you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to use it. Until next time.

Richard

PS – I do not work for PPG and no one paid me to say these nice things about Aquapel. It’s just good stuff that works!

UPDATE: 14 Mar 07 … I have discovered you can purchase Aquapel on the Amazon store – just search Aquapel.

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1 comment
  1. raysandsglass said:

    At our Rochester NY shop we have been long time fans of Aquapel and have applied it to hundreds of cars trucks and vans as well as selling thousands of applications around the world. The effects of Aquapel on your auto glass can be truly amazing, as long as it’s applied correctly.
    Aquapel has to be applied to clean glass (I would recommend using an ammonia free, low alcohol window cleaner) in temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees, and in the shade. Aquapel must be wiped off the windshield right away, before it has a chance to dry, in order to avoid any streaking problems. As long as you follow those simple rules, you should have unimpaired vision in all weather through front rear and side windows.
    You can visit our site to order Aquapel online at http://www.raysandsglass.com/Product-Services/aquapel.htm

    PS. I should mention that if you apply Aquapel to your glass shower doors, you can squeegee the water off after a shower and not have to scrub them for months.

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