Glass Cleaning & Protectant
Aquapel Glass Treatment
- What is Aquapel
- How it Works
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
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 SAFER.
Aquapel Provides Clear Vision In Rain
Night and Day
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.
- Applicator Packs
- Windshield Cleaner
- Pre-cleaner Towelette
- Anti-Fog Glass Treatment
Aquapel Glass Windshield Cleaner Can
Part# PGW 47112
AQUAPEL® Aerosol Glass Windshield Cleaner cleans and polishes automotive glass and mirrors, and is safe to use on fiberglass, laminates, vinyl, and other nonporous surfaces. Effective on appliances and fixtures, too. The ammonia-free formula uses denatured alcohol to clean thoroughly and dry quickly, leaving a pleasant, clean aroma.
Use Aquapel on any glass to repel water. Unlike other commercial rain repellents that can wash away in a matter of hours, Aquapel forms a chemical bond with glass that increases water repellency, causing it to bead and shed. Aquapel Glass Treatment lasts up to six (6) times longer than silicone based products.
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.
Use Aquapel Glass Treatment on any glass to repel water.
Tests have proven that Aquapel Glass Treatment helps maintain the appearance of glass as well as keeping salt water spray down. Aquapel will also help keep hard water marks off of the glass. Captains have noticed better vision in the helm and crew members use Aquapel to help keep the glass cleaner, longer.
Heavy Duty/Municipal Applications
Aquapel Glass Treatment lasts up to six (6) times longer than silicone based products.
Aquapel Glass Treatment will help improve vision for drivers who spend a lot of time driving in inclement weather. Truck drivers, as well as police officers who spend many hours on the road can experience safer driving.
Household Water Repellent Applications
Unlike other commercial rain repellents that can wash away in a matter of hours, Aquapel Glass Treatment forms a chemical bond with glass that increases water repellency, causing it to bead and shed.
Aquapel Glass Treatment can be used on flat glass to help keep them cleaner longer. Also, use on glass shower doors help keep hard water marks off and help fight mildew and soap scum.
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.
How to use Aquapel
Aquapel® Glass Treatment was developed by PPG Industries, leaders in glass technology. When applied to a vehicle windshield, this innovative product improves vision in the rain, day and night. Aquapel forms a chemical bond with glass, unlike other products that simply coat glass. As a result, Aquapel can last up to 6 times longer than other products. One application can last for months!
Step 1: Clean: Thoroughly clean and dry the glass
Step 2: Apply: Hold the applicator between the thumb and fingers with the pad down and level over the windshield. Squeeze the wings together until a popping sound is heard and liquid is released onto the pad. Use immediately.
Wipe the soft pad of the applicator over the glass up and down then side to side to ensure the glass is well covered. Avoid painted surfaces. Remove liquid from non-glass surfaces with dry paper towel.
Step 3: Dry: Wipe the glass with a clean dry paper towel immediately after Aquapel has been applied to the entire windshield. Dispose of applicator and paper towel. Failure to wipe immediately may cause hazing that requires additional buffing with a clean dry paper towel.
Note: One single-use applicator will treat one windshield or two side windows.
- Do not let Aquapel air dry onto windshield.
- When applying to large surface areas treat and dry one half at a time.
- Application conditions: Do not use in temperatures colder than 50º F or hotter than 90º F or in excessively humid conditions.
- Once applied, Aquapel® Glass Treatment can be reapplied as needed.
- Cleaning glass with ordinary glass cleaners will not affect product durability.
DANGER: COMBUSTIBLE. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. HARMFUL IF INHALED.
Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other ignition sources. Do not smoke. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. Intentional misuse by concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Avoid eye and skin contact. FIRST AID: For eye or skin contact, wash thoroughly with water. In case of ingestion, eye/skin irritation or if breathing is difficult, contact physician immediately.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Emergency Medical/Spill Information in US: 1-412-434-4515.
How long will Aquapel Glass Treatment last on a vehicle?
Lasts six (6) times longer than other rain repellent glass treatments. Lasts for months, under normal driving conditions.
How does it work?
PPG’s proprietary hydrophobic glass treatment adheres to glass, forming a chemical bond. Increases contact angle of water, causing it to bead and easily shed off glass.
How much time does it take to apply?
Applies in minutes to a clean, dry windshield.
How is it different from other rain repellent products?
Fluoropolymer vs. silicon wax-based chemistry. Chemical bond actually adheres to glass. Lasts at least six times longer, more durable performance.
Will Aquapel Glass Treatment remain effective after:
- Going through a car wash?
- Using a squeegee and blue water cleaner?
- Using common ammonia-based cleaners?
Yes, yes, yes. Aquapel Glass Treatment will last.
What is Aquapel Glass Treatment's effect on windshield repairs?
Treatment will not migrate into a new crack. Current testing by leading windshield repair suppliers on performance over resin repairs offers no concerns.
Aquapel Single Sheet Pamphlet
Aquapel Promo Sheets
University of Michigan Study
Aquapel Applicator MSDS
Aquapel Glass Cleaner MSDS
Aquapel Precleaner Towelette MSDS
Aquapel Anti Fog
Aquapel Windshield Washer Fluid
3M™ Glass Cleaner (PN 08888)
An aerosol cleaner for all glass surfaces including windows, windshields, mirrors, and side glass. May also be used to clean automotive vinyl, interior plastic and clear plastic. 3M™ Glass Cleaner is non-flammable, and will not affect painted surfaces.
Easy to use, quick acting, non-streaking cleaner that is also effective for use on plastic, chrome, and metal.
sku: MMM 8888
3M™ Glass Cleaner Spray, 19 fluid oz., price: $4.54
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System, Easy, Fast & Effective
- Process Steps
- Components of the System
|Chicago Pneumatic ™ 3” Polisher
|Chicago Pneumatic ™ 3” DA Sander
|3M™ Imperial ™ Hookit ™ II (P500)
|3M™ Imperial ™ Hookit ™ II Finishing Film (P800)
|3M™ Trizact ™ Hookit ™ II Disc (P1000)
|3M™ Trizact ™ Hookit ™ II Disc (P3000)
|3M™ Hookit ™ II Soft Interface Pad
|3M™ Hookit ™ II Disc Back-up Pad
|3M™ Hookit ™ II White Compounding Pad
|3M™ Hookit ™ II Black Polishing Pad
|3M™ Plastic Cleaner - 8 oz bottle
|3M™ Plastic Polish - 8 oz bottle
|3M Directions for Use (English & Spanish)
|3M Instructional DVD (English & Spanish)
|3M Promotional Counter Top Display
|3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System Tool Bag
|CP Tool Manual & Wrenches
sku: MMM 2516
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System, price: $474.84
Meguiar's NXT Generation™ Glass Cleaner
Specially formulated to deliver the best clarity against the toughest dirt and grime, NXT Generation™ Glass Cleaner comes backed with a streak-free finish guarantee or your money back. Our ESP advanced technology delivers streak-free no-haze perfect clarity and superior cleaning against smoke film, bugs, tree sap, grime and contaminants. Safe for all tinted windows, ammonia free.
sku: MIR G13324
NXT Generation Glass Cleaner, 24 oz. Spray, price: $7.29
AUTOGLYM Car Glass Polish
Autoglym Car Glass Polish contains specialized cleaning and polishing elements which quickly and easily remove all common contaminants, leaving a crystal clear, smear free finish.
Many domestic glass cleaners contain wax and silicone for cosmetic effect, but these ingredients may cause dangerous smearing in wet weather if used on your car. For acrilyc or plastic windows, use Autoglym Fast Glass.
sku: AUT 04325, AUTOGLYM Car Glass Polish, 325 ml., price: $11.70
AUTOGLYM Fast Glass
Autoglym Fast Glass can be used both inside and outside the car for a crystal clear, smear free finish on glass and plastic windows.
It is free from abrasives, silicones, and waxes and leaves no residue. It is especially recommended for use on acrylic, perspex, and plastic window where abrasive cleaners could cause surface imperfections with frequent use. Use on paintwork to safely remove insects, non-resinous tree sap, and bird droppings if immediate washing is inconvenient.
sku: AUT 18500, AUTOGLYM Fast Glass, 500 ml., price: $7.99
AUTOGLYM Instant Show Shine
A versatile spray polish to clean and shine a multitude of surfaces including paintwork, plastics, rubber, leather, glass, and acrylics. Ideal for instantly refreshing a pre-cleaned and polished "showroom finish."
Removes light soiling such as fingerprints and dust to impart either a shine or natural sheen, according to the surface material. Abrasive free. Ideal for use on cars, motorhomes, trucks, boats, and motorcycles.
sku: AUT 46012B, AUTOGLYM Instant Show Shine, 450 ml. aerosol, price: $11.69
AUTOGLYM Body Shop Glass Cleaner
Fine abrasive to quickly remove traffic film, insects, wax, silicones, grease, nicotine, and paint spray mist. Leaves a crystal-clear, anti-static shine
Free of silicone, wax, and silica. Non flammable. VOC's .39 Kgs per liter.
sku: AUT 92061, AUTOGLYM Body Shop Glass Cleaner, 1 liter, price: $14.90
Malco® Glass Cleaner Concentrate
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