As far as protecting automotive finishes goes, windows don’t get all that much love. For whatever reason, many people leave their windshields and windows bare of protection, but this can lead to some serious problems. When all is said and done, sealing your windows provides a number of benefits not only for the vehicle, but for your driving ability, too. Here are the top 3 benefits of using a glass sealant:
1. Moisture Repellency & Visibility
Those who use glass sealants typically do so for the barrier against moisture. As I’m sure you’ve seen, a protected glass surface beads up nicely and allows moisture (rain, sleet, snow) to run rapidly off of the surface. Your wipers don’t have to move as frantically and you can keep your eyes where they belong—on the road.
2. Less (and easier) Cleaning
A protected surface, be it paint or glass, is easier to clean. Bird droppings, sap, and all the other lovely junk that lands on your windshield is much easier to remove with a base layer of protection because the substance is not allowed to fully adhere to the glass itself. This means less scrubbing, less aggravation, and less time in the garage.
3. Etching Prevention
Most etching happens when contaminants are left on the surface too long, but this also refers to etching caused by dust when driving at high speeds. On the highway, for example, it is not uncommon for windshields to get microscopically pitted by dust and debris from trucks or the road itself. Protection is the only way to prevent it. Note: this may require a special sealant as this technology is uniquely formulated.
So what are you waiting for? Protect your glass already.