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Saturday - Sunday 7am to 4pm PST (Internet sales and orders only)

  • (858) 909-2110 - Internet Sales, Orders, Technical & Product Information
  • (858) 909-2188 - Custom Shop Support Line
  • (858) 909-2151 - Para asistencía en Español

Glass Cleaning & Protectant

Aquapel Glass Treatment

Aquapel Glass Treatment

  • What is Aquapel
  • Products
  • Applications
  • How it Works
  • FAQ's
  • Documents

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

Drive Safer

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

Daytime: Nighttime: Demonstration:
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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 Applicator Pack
Aquapel Applicator Pack
Part# PGW 98990A-EA

When AQUAPEL® Glass Treatment is applied to the exterior of vehicle glass, it leaves the surface water resistant. Rain beads up and rolls off, dramatically improving visibility—day and night. One application lasts up to six months—six times longer than other products.

Wholesale Quantity Discounts as low as $3.59 per applicator. Click a quantity to see volume pricing.
available quantity packs:
2 4 6 8 10 12 18 24 48 72 96 120 144 500

Aquapel Glass Windshield Cleaner Can
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.

Glass Pre-cleaner Towelette
Glass Pre-cleaner Towelette
Part# PGW 47123

AQUAPEL® Glass Precleaner Towelettes help to break down the hardest to clean substances that cling to automotive glass - the ones that smear and prevent thorough cleaning. And they're easy to use - just firmly scrub, then wipe away with water and paper towels.

Aquapel Anti-Fog Glass Treatment, 3.5oz. or 9oz.
Aquapel Anti-Fog Glass Treatment
Part#'s PGW 47106, PGW 47107

AQUAPEL® Anti-Fog Interior Glass Treatment prevents fog and steam from forming on INTERIOR glass surfaces. Less condensation and fogging means improved visibility.

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.

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Marine Applications

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Directions:

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 Directions

Aquapel Applicator MSDS

Aquapel Glass Cleaner MSDS

Aquapel Precleaner Towelette MSDS

Aquapel Anti Fog

Aquapel Windshield Washer Fluid

3M™ Detailing Products

3M™ Glass Cleaner (PN 08888)

3M™ Glass Cleaner Spray, 19 fluid oz.

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

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System
  • Overview
  • Process Steps
  • Components of the System

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System video: 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

Add the 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System to your revenue stream of car care services.

This system is a fast and easy way to restore the clarity back to headlight lenses that have become dull or cloudy over time. It was designed with the professional in mind to maximize productivity and performance. In many cases, this kit can be paid for in as little as 10 jobs. Use the 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System to increase your profitability and customer satisfaction.

3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System Directions for Use (PDF, 694 Kb)

3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System Flyer (PDF, 343 Kb)

Sanding Steps – 3" DA Sander Polishing Steps – 3" Polisher
1 2 3 4
P500 Grit Abrasive Disc P800 Grit Abrasive Disc P1000 Grit Abrasive Disc P3000 Grit Abrasive Disc
  
5 6
3M™ PlasticCleaner (white polishing pad) 3M™ Plastic Polish (black polishing pad)
* includes detailed instructional video
Before and After: Headlight Lens Restoration System
Description Part Number Qty/Kit
Chicago Pneumatic ™ 3” Polisher CP7201P 1 tool
Chicago Pneumatic ™ 3” DA Sander CP7200S 1 tool
3M™ Imperial ™ Hookit ™ II (P500) 00712 50 discs
3M™ Imperial ™ Hookit ™ II Finishing Film (P800) 00710 50 discs
3M™ Trizact ™ Hookit ™ II Disc (P1000) 02068 15 discs
3M™ Trizact ™ Hookit ™ II Disc (P3000) 02077 15 discs
3M™ Hookit ™ II Soft Interface Pad 05271 2 pads
3M™ Hookit ™ II Disc Back-up Pad 05269 2 pads
3M™ Hookit ™ II White Compounding Pad 05721 4 pads
3M™ Hookit ™ II Black Polishing Pad 05722 4 pads
3M™ Plastic Cleaner - 8 oz bottle 39017 1 bottle
3M™ Plastic Polish - 8 oz bottle 39010 1 bottle
3M Directions for Use (English & Spanish) 60-4401-0247-7 1 piece
3M Instructional DVD (English & Spanish) 60-4401-0259-2 1 DVD
3M Promotional Counter Top Display 60-4401-0255-0 1 Display
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System Tool Bag N/A 1 bag
CP Tool Manual & Wrenches N/A 1 piece


sku: MMM 2516
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System,  price: $474.84

Meguiar's Detailing Products

Meguiar's NXT Generation™ Glass Cleaner

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 Detailing Products

AUTOGLYM Car Glass Polish

AUTOGLYM Car Glass Polish, 325 ml.

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, 500 ml.

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

AUTOGLYM Instant Show Shine, 450 ml. aerosol

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

AUTOGLYM Body Shop Glass Cleaner, 1 liter

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's Detailing Products

Malco® Glass Cleaner Concentrate

Malco Glass Cleaner Concentrate

Malco Foaming Glass Cleaner is an ammonia-fortified aerosol designed to cut through oily films, dirt and tobacco smoke haze and leave glass clean and streak-free. The clinging foam formula ensures accurate coverage and reduces waste.

sku: MAL 105520, Glass Cleaner Concentrate, 20 oz. aerosol.,  price: $4.71