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      01-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Window sealant

I've been using Wolf's Glass Guard on my M5. I applied a single coating in accordance with the youtube video instructions.

I am finding it works, but doesn't work as well as Aquapel did on my previous car. The smaller water particles behave as before and form a thin layer over the windshield, but the larger particles are beading and moving off. The Aquapel seemed to repel water more effectively and water would flow off at lower speeds.

What should I do next?
1) Apply more wolf's glass guard and work it in more?
2) Apply Aquapel (with or without removing the Wolf's glass guard)?
3) Try something else?
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Has anyone heard about this new glass treatment supposedly that allows water to just slide off even when travelling at less than 30mph? Apparently other glass treatments (such as aquapel, etc.) although may bead the water, lets those beaded droplets adhere to the glass unless the car is moving fast (30 mph or up).
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Has anyone heard about this new glass treatment supposedly that allows water to just slide off even when travelling at less than 30mph? Apparently other glass treatments (such as aquapel, etc.) although may bead the water, lets those beaded droplets adhere to the glass unless the car is moving fast (30 mph or up).
I've tried several treatments but always come back to Aquapel as the best.

What's the one you mention called?
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It was mentioned by my detailer and I forgot the exact name but it was something like "30flyby". What stuck in my head was what he told me about water droplets sliding from the glass even in a slow moving car.
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It was mentioned by my detailer and I forgot the exact name but it was something like "30flyby". What stuck in my head was what he told me about water droplets sliding from the glass even in a slow moving car.
I don't understand the physics though. If the water runs off at 0mph that is one thing.

However if it requires motion, then the wind force is going up the windscreen, so how can the water slide down as a result of motion? Shouldn't it fly up? and if so isn't higher speed required to offset gravitational effect?
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I believe what my detailer said is that unlike other treatments wherein the car has to be in motion of 30mph + to whisk away the droplets, be it upwards, sideways or downwards, this new glass treatment will whisk away the droplets in cars moving at a slower pace.
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I believe what my detailer said is that unlike other treatments wherein the car has to be in motion of 30mph + to whisk away the droplets, be it upwards, sideways or downwards, this new glass treatment will whisk away the droplets in cars moving at a slower pace.
I had a look and it looks similar to Aquapel in performance. Maybe slightly lower speed but certainly not much water movement at 30mph.

In my experience 2 qualities are important:
1) do the beads fly? Seems this product is good at this but so is Aquapel
2) Prevention of water hazing effect on windshield during light rain. Not clear from this video how it handles this. I know this is one of Aquapel's strengths relative to other coatings.

Here is a video of flyby30 shot by the detailer who did my OptiGuard coating.

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