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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    any thoughts on how it compared to McKee's? I sometimes wonder if they don't share products. Could be wrong.
    I’m sure PBL and Mckees are very similar, but PBL probably more concentrated and a marketed longevity of 18 months vs 12 months for McKee’s. I use the PBL and am very satisfied so far

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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belo View Post
    even with bogo i have a hard time swallowing $40 for a glass coating.
    A bottle probably allow you to do a lot of cars. For Gtechnique's product I believe you can do 10 cars per bottle. So that is only 4$ per car. Aquapel is about 5$ per applicator and you can only do the windshield with it. So 40$ per bottle is quite affordable.

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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Yeah thatís right. No need to buff off FlyByForte. Apply and it flashes off.

    Opti-Glass takes a bit of effort to buff off.

    Both are good. I canít comment on how it will perform for real heavy rain since it was another little to no rain season here.

    Hereís the instructions for FlyByForte that shows apply and let is flash off. This is why I have been leaning to sticking with it over opti-glass.

    Mckeeís is even easier to use than opti-glass.

    Optimum does claim rock chip resistance with their coating.

    Wow... 4 coats on windshields... geez!

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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    any thoughts on how it compared to McKee's? I sometimes wonder if they don't share products. Could be wrong.
    Sorry man, I haven't used McKees glass coating yet.
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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Yeah thatís right. No need to buff off FlyByForte. Apply and it flashes off.

    Opti-Glass takes a bit of effort to buff off.

    Both are good. I canít comment on how it will perform for real heavy rain since it was another little to no rain season here.

    Hereís the instructions for FlyByForte that shows apply and let is flash off. This is why I have been leaning to sticking with it over opti-glass.

    Mckeeís is even easier to use than opti-glass.

    Optimum does claim rock chip resistance with their coating.

    I guess the down side to it us you have to do three coats then possibly go over it a fourth time with the applicator. I usually do two coats on my windshield with Opti-glass, really only one is needed.

    We don't get a lot of rain where I live anyway. The Aquapel actually worked great for me. I got over a year, but it takes some pretty good effort in a short amount of time. I did end up with some residue at the bottom of the windshield.
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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    A bottle probably allow you to do a lot of cars. For Gtechnique's product I believe you can do 10 cars per bottle. So that is only 4$ per car. Aquapel is about 5$ per applicator and you can only do the windshield with it. So 40$ per bottle is quite affordable.
    I would say you could pretty easily get 20 cars out of Opti-glass. I'm surprised it doesn't mention the number of cars you can get out one bottle of the Opti-glass. You can probably get more than 20 with doing side glass. That makes it less than 4.00 per application. Buy it at 25% off and you're under 3.00 per application if you get more than 20.
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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    i think i'm going to give the carpro kit a try. For $20 I get a polish that i wanted to get anyhow plus the coating and applicators for $20
    CarPro FlyBy30 Windshield & Glass Coating Kit

    My sister has a bad wiper scratch i want to try and get out for her too. So I'll get these pads unless someone can convince me that the hand application is adequate.
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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    I had been considering getting Opti-seal and just reapplying it to my window pretty regularly.

    However; I recently aggressively polished my windshield to remove wiper scratches, using the carpro glass pads and ceriglass.

    Immediately I noticed that none of my spray waxes would stick to my window. Three applications of d156 didnít do anything, nor did any their non AG offerings in the same category.

    The only thing I had on hand that did seem to stick was rain-x.

    I emailed carpro about this and this was their response:



    I did mention d156 in my email, so Iím not sure if that info applies to polymer based LSP products, which Opti-seal and d155 are.

    Iíll say this though - itís a very disappointing side effect of using ceriglass. Spray waxes were my go to on my windshield beforehand, because itís just quick to apply them.

    So Iím now unfortunately left wondering if something like Opti-seal would be a waste of money, and I should just get a dedicated coating (which is not appealing to me at all.)


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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    gee that english is horrible. concerns me a little haha.
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    Re: Best Glass Coating?

    I tried CarPros Forte a year or two ago.

    I works well and lasted for a while but I could not see it going on at all.

    I don’t know if it was the conditions I applied it in but no matter how much I put on the applicator I could not see it going on the windshield.

    Kinda weird and frustrating not being able to see it.
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