HYDROPHOBIC COATINGS FOR CAR GLASSES

hydrophobic coatings

There has been an increasing interest in the usage of ceramic coatings, glass coatings, protective coatings, leather coating, as well as hydrophobic coatings as a means of protection for cars, and this has been a trend that has started in general for good reasons such as durability and longevity of the vehicle parts. Daily there is evolution across each industry for an improvement of the functionalities of materials that are used in such industries. Such advancement is what hydrophobic coatings afford car owners for general protection of the car. Having to get glasses protection has appeared to be less expensive and cost-effective than having to cover the entire vehicle so different individuals prefer to get the glasses covered with hydrophobic coatings before the time they can get the complete coatings of their cars.

Hydrophobic coatings for cars, especially glasses, grant invisible, durable coatings that can repel water or any other liquid substance and also repels residue, and it gives an anti-static ability to the car’s glasses. Glasses that are covered with hydrophobic coatings are super water repellent, anti-smudge, and very easy to clean or wipe, and these glasses can be described as having a self-cleaning ability. The silica-based coatings are perhaps said to be the most cost-effective, an interesting fact about hydrophobic coatings for car glasses is that they will prevent the glasses from holding rain droplets as drive at a speed of usually around 30 meters per hour and upward, in case you have seen this before you will know that it is an interesting thing to behold, it looks entertain to see a raindrop on your glasses and also drop off the same way it came landing.  And this will reduce or even stop the usage of car wipers for your windscreen.

For the application of hydrophobic coatings on your car glasses, there are different ways with which it can be applied, however, irrespective of the method that will be employed, maybe having to do it by oneself or having to contract it out for someone to do. Proper cleaning of the surface where the coating will be applied is advised to ensure that the surface is rid of dirt and particles that can dent the coatings, and once the screen is properly cleaned the coating is ready to be applied. The coating will come with an applicator that makes the application process easy, and glass coatings usually do not take too much time to bond because there are additives that ensure that under normal temperature it should cure within the space of five minutes.