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12 AQUAPEL Windshield/Glass Water Repellant TREATMENTS
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8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
As good as it gets Jan 07, 2011
As they say, make sure your windshield is 100% clean. Then clean it again. One more time for good measure. It will definitely seal crap to your glass. Get it all on there, wait a little bit, and buff it out as fast and as thoroughly as you can. Though they say it can be applied in ambient temperatures of as low as 50F, be careful. I did it at around 53F in my garage and it streaked a bit. When I applied it last time, I believe it was in the upper 60s. I might have to try different wipers, but they didn't seem to have this issue before (Trico NeoForms), and they're only about a month old.
I will say, though, as long as you apply it properly, this stuff works very well. I'm not going back to RainX. The streaking kind of has me down right now, though, as it'll be a long time before it's warm enough for me to re-apply it (no heated garage). It also seems to make ice scraping easier (makes sense, there's less contact surface for the water to get on to). Gnarly full-contact automatic car washes don't seem to phase it, either. It lasted through last winter in to the summer last time I used it, so it does seem to live up to the 6-month claim even in a crappy climate. They say it may last longer if you have a garage (or otherwise keep it out of the sun), but I've only had one for a couple months now so I can't comment on that.
I took off a star because of the potential temperature issue, also because it's expensive stuff unless you buy it in bulk like this. AutoZone, O'Reilly's, and Advance Auto don't carry it, though I believe Advance used to. It doesn't have an expiration date, and since it's sealed in the internal glass ampule, it probably isn't going anywhere. But, it may be worth considering if you don't have a ton of cars or use it on every window...
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Product! Nov 28, 2010
By M. Green
I'm a car nut. I'm very picky about my cars and I maintain them well as I tend to keep a new car for 6 - 7 years before selling it. So when I got my new MX5 I bought a 3M Clear Film protector for the front to guard against stone chips, etc. While I was at the shop that installed it, they talked me into getting an Aquapel treatment for the windshield for $20. I was a little leery of this as I didn't want any smearing on the windshield when the wipers ran and they assured me that wouldn't happen. What sold me on trying Aquapel was that it was developed by PPG, which is a big name in auto glass manufacturers. Ok, yeah, I rolled over and paid the money because it was a new car and I wanted the best and... well, you know how people can be talked into things.
Well, I am happy to report that the Aquapel treatment is just amazing! When travelling at 40mph+ in the rain, I can actually turn off the wipers and just let the wind blow the water droplets off the windshield and still see perfectly. Yes, I can and do run the wipers anyway and it is a perfect wipe, clear with absolutely no smearing at all. And the one treatment has lasted close to 6 months with no deterioration. It still works as good as it did on day one.
I was so happy with Aquapel, I went out on Amazon and bought a dozen more because at that quantity I could get the best price per unit. Yeah, way less than $20 each. And the Aquapel is very easy to put on. I just cleaned the windshield with 3M Window Cleaner and paper towels and let it dry. Then, with rubber gloves on and raising the wipers off the windshield, you squeeze the Aquapel tube which pops a glass ampule inside and releases the chemical onto the built in cotton pad. Then wipe the clean windshield with the pad completely in two directions, side to side then up and down. Then take paper towels and wipe off the residue completely. That's all. Just make sure it is dry and the temperature is between 50F and 90F when you do your windshield.
So, in conclusion, here's my take on Aquapel: Great product, really works, no smearing, lasts at least 6 months (6,000 miles) for me. Very easy to apply, you can do it yourself, no need to have a "pro" do it.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Works great! Oct 09, 2010
By Nathanael Wilde
Easy to use, works as advertised, lasts for months. Doesn't work at as low a speed as Rain-X, but it's much easier to apply and it lasts a lot longer. Definitely worth the money if you live in a rainy area.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Keep windshield visibility at its best Dec 18, 2011
By Raul Amador
My boss gave me some of this stuff last Christmas.
I waited quite a while to apply it but once I did I was really impressed how well it actually works. I almost don't have to use my wipers at all.
I was so impressed that I bought this 12 pack and gave it to my family and friends to help keep them safe on the road in the rain...
The packaging says that you must reapply every six months and I am still waiting as it seems to be lasting much longer.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Aquapel in action Nov 29, 2011
By Aaron Headly
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3A6RGAG19KREX This was shot with an iPhone 4. The Aquapel in action in the video was applied almost three months previously, and the car is a 1988 BMW 528e. I'm guessing that the windshield might be original.
I am quite impressed with Aquapel and would recommend it to anybody.
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