Aquapel (glass treatment)
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Aquapel is a rain repellent glass treatment created by PPG Industries. It is a competitor to the more widely known Rain-X product, but unlike Rain-X, is not a silicone-based compound. Aquapel Glass Treatment consists of fluorinated compounds which create a chemical bond with glass surfaces, causing water to bead up and roll off. Because of this chemical bond with glass, Aquapel is reported to last much longer than silicone-based rain repellents.
- Official website for the Aquapel product
- Autoblog - Rain-X versus PPG Aquapel: Grudge Match (April 2006)
- University of Michigan Study: The Influence of Hydrophobic Windshield Coating on Driver Visual Performance (July 1997)
- Russian official website for the Aquapel product
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