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Old 17-08-2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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6-way Windscreen Water Repellent Coating test: Application

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Old 17-08-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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will be keeping an eye on this..

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Old 17-08-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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you really need the wind speed for a true test I'd say.
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you really need the wind speed for a true test I'd say.
Definitely... All of the dedicated windscreen coatings (rainx, aquapel, wolf's glass guard & gtechniq G1) is still rolling off water at the same speed when freshly applied. Permanon supershine and Opti-coat not as hydrophobic, but still better than 'bare' glass.

Will be monitoring it closely as this test is on my daily driver and update in two month intervals.
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Old 17-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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Nice test, look forward to the updates. Thanks for posting
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Old 17-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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be interesting i have been using aquapel for a while now
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Old 17-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #7
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They need driving vids, i can get my windscreen to do that with just Mr. Sheen on it. OOps have I let a free alternative out the bag? lol
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Old 18-08-2011, 01:35 AM   #8
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I think you mean GTechniq G1, as G2 is merely IPA
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you really need the wind speed for a true test I'd say.
Exactly not knocking the OP but its means nothing just having it static and spraying it with a hose....hell even freshly polished glass will bead/sheet the water like that in the videos.

So to me this video whilst looks great is actually not proving a thing....you need to show what happens when you are driving in different rain conditions i.e. heavy/moderate/light drizzle also do varied speed tests in the afore mentioned 20/30/40/50/60/70 mph and show the results.

That would be far more indicative of how good each product is.
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Old 22-08-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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Nice test. Doesn't particularly show much in its current freshly applied state but from a quick watch Gtechniq and Wolfs look to bead the nicest to my eyes.

Will be great to see follow ups, maybe from inside the car from between front two seats with markings showing where each is, still not great as diferent areas of the screen may be sloped differently etc.

Will be great for durability updates though!

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