A version of this Blog was originally published by Victor Espeland of Dr. Beasley's: https://www.drbeasleys.com/blog/2018/05/18/why-you-need-ceramic-coating-for-vehicle-glass
Ceramic Coatings are nanostructured barriers with protective properties, ranging from hydrophobicity to UV resistance. If you think they're just for your painted surfaces, you may want to think again: several coatings exist to protect your glass and mirrors, providing several benefits that are more directly related to your daily driving experience than the coating on your paint provides.
So you've escaped winter, what now?
If your hometown is anything like our hometown of Chicago Illinois, March is exciting, but presents several challenges. The days of 6 inches of snow, road salt, and temperatures dropping below zero are behind us, but we're headed into the seasons of spring rains and summer thunderstorms. This is the perfect time to apply a protectant to your windows and mirrors, such as Dr. Beasley's Glass Serum. Here are the benefits that a glass protectant provides:
Benefit 1: Improved Visibility
When you’re driving in a downpour, you need to maintain visibility so you can stay focused on the road. Your wipers will help shed water to some extent, but in order to ensure maximum visibility a ceramic coating like Glass Serum is really your best bet. The hydrophobic nanostructure stops rain water from clinging to your windshield, causing it to slide away more readily than with just your wipers.
But it’s not just rain that Glass Serum keeps at bay. Let’s say you’re driving in the aftermath of a torrential rainstorm, and you accidentally speed right through a deep puddle of mud. Normally this mud would kick up and splatter on to your windshield, leaving you with an obscuring stain. But with Glass Serum installed, that mud will slide right off instead of clinging to the surface. Beyond mud, Glass Serum’s contaminant repellency also applies to bird droppings, insect remains, plant matter or just about any view-obscuring gunk you can think of. Safe to say, a ceramic coating on your windshield is a must-have if you want to make driving a safer and easier endeavor.
Benefit 2: Easier Cleaning
Cleaning your car’s glass can be a bit of a pain, especially if you’ve got contaminants dried on the surface. But when you’ve got a hydrophobic ceramic coating like Glass Serum installed, those contaminants will simply rest on top of the coating rather than encrusting onto the surface. If contaminants are left behind, they are easier wash away during your regular wash process, or with a simple detailing spray like AM Quick Detailer Plus. Having a hydrophobic windshield makes it so much easier to keep your windshield clear of gunk, for both visibility and aesthetics’ sake.
Benefit 3: Perfect Clarity
If you’re a stickler for aesthetic perfection, you’ve probably been disappointed by how car’s glass look even after a thorough clean. Where’s that extra “pop”? What’s missing? It could be a ceramic coating! A coating like Glass Serum goes a long way towards boosting your glass’ look.
Because the nanostructure is filling in the imperfections in your glass’ surface, you’re getting a level of clarity that a simple glass cleaner just can’t provide. So as you’ve read above, having a ceramic coating like Glass Serum on your car’s glass is a huge advantage if you’re serious about visibility, fast cleaning and beautiful glass. Get one installed ASAP so you can be ready for the summer!