What is Aquapel
Aquapel Glass Treatment is your chance to change the way drivers see the road in the rain. It can also be used on any window where clearer vision is needed. Aquapel will also fight the elements for auto, marine and home.
Developed and first patented by PPG Industries, leaders in glass technology, and now owned by Pittsburgh Glass Works, Aquapel Glass Treatment represents a product which promotes automobile safety.
Designed for professional application on windshields, side windows, rear windows, glass shower doors, or any other glass surface, Aquapel is a long-lasting glass treatment that:
- Repels rain for remarkably improved vision
- Makes it easier to clear ice, snow and even dirt
- Reduces glare in the rain, especially at night
- Helps reduce water marks and keeps down salt water
- Aquapel Provides Clear Vision In Rain
- As the photos demonstrate, glass treated with Aquapel Glass Treatment provides clearer vision in the rain. Discover an amazingly clear view in the rain, snow, and sleet with a technology designed for your vehicle’s glass.
Of course the best way to see how Aquapel Glass Treatment works is to have it applied on your windshield. Ask for Aquapel wherever your vehicle is professionally serviced.
Whenever it's time to renew your long-lasting Aquapel Glass Treatment, its performance can be restored in just minutes. Once you've driven with Aquapel, you won't want to drive without it.
See Clearly. Drive Safer... today and every day with Aquapel. When your safety is involved, SEE CLEARLY and DRIVE S
Automotive Rain Repellent Applications
Vehicle windshields, Side Windows, Doors
University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute Study: The Influence of Hydrophobic Windshield Coating on Driver Performance
The study used simulated conditions to study the effect of hydrophobic coatings on windshields. The study indicates that hydrophobic coatings can improve an operator’s visual acuity by nearly 34% over an untreated windshield. Additionally, a driver’s response time to identify a small target was improved by 25 percent, from four seconds to three seconds. One second response time represents about 58 feet of travel distance at 40 miles per hour.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN STUDY ON AQUAPEL – LINK PDF FILE http://www.aquapel.com/PDF/UniversityofMichiganStudy.pdf
How it Works
Using technology innovated for the aviation industry, Aquapel Glass Treatment forms a chemical bond with the glass which increases water repellency, causing water to bead and easily shed off the glass. These fluorinated compounds apply in just minutes to a clean, dry windshield or any exterior glass surface, and lasts up to 6 times longer than silicone-based products.
Additionally, Aquapel Glass Treatment remains highly effective after months of normal use, including heavy rain and snow, car washing, glass cleaning and salt spray.
YOUTUBE VIDEO – LINK – (TRICO BEM WIPERS & AQUAPEL VIDEO)