Invisible Glass offers a range of high-quality rain repellents, which give windshields a streak-free shine while adding a hydrophobic coating that displaces water.
Wet weather can impair your vision and ability to drive safely. Rain Repellent repels rain and gives you a clearer view of the road, which can be the difference between safe and unsafe driving!
Laboratory tests have shown that rain repellents displace water by making it bead-up instead of clinging to glass. A report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute* suggests that rain repellent can improve your driving vision nearly 34 percent over untreated glass.
The same study suggests that a hydrophobic rain repellent coating can improve your response time by 25 percent. At 40 miles per hour, one second in response time equals 58 feet of travel distance. At speeds over 40 miles per hour, rain will seemingly fly off your treated windshield without using the wipers.
Rain repellents also help prevent snow, ice, road dirt, bug splats and bird droppings from bonding to your windshield, making them easier to remove. They also help prevent annoying wiper blade streaks.
Rain repellent coatings also help prevent snow, ice, salt spray, road dirt, bugs, and bird droppings from bonding to your windshield, making them easier to remove. Rain Repellent can also help your wiper blades perform better by eliminating chatter and annoying wiper streaks. Rain Repellent can also which reduce glare and prism effects when driving at night.
With Invisible Glass Rain Repellent, you can see through your windshield better in wet weather, especially at night.
Use it on your rear windows and side mirrors to improve lateral vision. You can use it on motorcycle windshields, fairings, and face shields. You can also use it on shower doors in your home.
Rain repellents turn glass into a hydrophobic surface. The hydrophobic addition is ‘polar’, much like rain itself. The two polar molecules naturally repel. So when the rain hits the windshield, it reacts by beading up. If you’re going over 15 miles per hour, those beaded drops will roll directly off your windshield leaving your vision unobscured. In addition to effectively repelling rain, a hydrophobic layer is durable. Ultimately, the windshield wipers will wear it down until it’s no longer effective, but in the meantime, you can expect increased clarity for many storms to come.
The key to an effective and long-lasting rain repellent coating is to start with clean glass. Not just glass that is free of surface dirt, but one that is stripped completely of any microscopic contaminants like tar, oil, fallout, iron particles, or mineral deposits. To get glass super clean you can use a multi-step process involving steel wool, all-purpose cleaner, multiple microfibers, and time. Or you could use a chemical based stripper, like Invisible Glass Glass Stripper. Both processes will leave your glass super-clean and ready for sealing with a quality rain repellent product. This process also works on removing an old, worn-out, or improperly applied glass coating.
*Sayer, J. R., Mefford, M., Flannagan, M. J., Sivak, M., & Kojima, S. (1997, July). THE INFLUENCE OF HYDROPHOBIC WINDSHIELD COATING ON DRIVER VISUAL PERFORMANCE [Scholarly project]. In University of Michigan. Retrieved June 22, 2020, from https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/49362/UMTRI-97-31.pdf