Automotive enthusiast tend to put the focus on the benefits of using ceramic coating on a vehicles paint, but did you know there are also many benefits to using it on glass?
Using ceramic coating is a pretty new use case, but it is gaining popularity quickly. Having a clean windshield can be crucial to staying safe on the road and having a coating is the perfect way to achieve that.
What is Ceramic Coating
Ceramic coating is the latest and greatest in automotive detailing technology. Unlike waxes and sealants that need to constantly be applied, ceramic can last up to 10 years depending on the brand you chose.
The coating is made up of a chemical polymer solution that bonds with your vehicles surface and forms a thin protective barrier. This barrier is hydrophobic so it repels water and other harmful contaminants.
You can read a much more detailed article about it here.
What are the Benefits of Applying Ceramic Coating to Glass?
Rain, snow, fog and more can cause issues when driving. It can make it hard to see and can lead to accidents. Often times even with the fastest windshield setting it can be difficult to see in the rain. Ceramic coating on a windshield can solve this problems.
Because the coating is hydrophobic water turns into beads rather than streaking across your windshield making it easier to see. It function very similarly to other products such as Rain-X, but is permanent.
Have you ever mistakenly parked under a tree only to noticed sticky tree-sap has covered your vehicles windshield the next time you use it? Lots of sweating and cursing ensues as you attempt to wipe it off only to make it worse smearing it around. If you have made it this far in the article, I am guessing you have a pretty good idea of a way to solve that problem… ceramic coating!
Coating your windshield can make cleaning it a breeze. Bird droppings, tree-sap, dirt, dust, and grime wipe off much easier when you have a coating applied. This is the perfect solution for those who frequently have long drives on the highway.
The road is a dirty place, there I said it. When debris such as small rocks and dirt make their way to your windshield small scratches happen. Ceramic coating forms a thin protective shield on your windshield to protect it from harmful road debris saving you from a potentially costly repair in the future.
If you have OCD like me streaks, smears, and marks on the windshield can drive you crazy. No matter how many times you wipe it down they don’t seem to go away. Ceramic coating, on the other hand, leaves no film, residue, or negatively impacts the visibility through the window,
In addition it also includes fantastic UV protection which can help reduce glare.
How much does Ceramic Coating Your Windshield Cost?
The age old answer, it depends. Let’s break it into two categories below.
Do it yourself
There are a variety of DIY kits available on Amazon and other places on the internet. This is by far the most cost effective way of doing it. A windshield ceramic coating kit can be purchased for less than $100 and will come with all of the required tools need to pull it off.
Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts. Prices of course vary depending on where you live and the product they are using but you should budget around $500 for a windshield application.
In the words of Nike, “Just do it”. If you are truly looking to get the best out of your vehicle you can’t go wrong with a ceramic coating. It is a relatively inexpensive thing to do and can have profound benefits. It might even save your life!