Using a Ceramic Winter Coating on Your Windshield to Prevent Frost

November 8, 2023by paul cwalina0

Winter is unfortunately upon us again in Sparks, and with it comes the inevitable frost sticking to our glass. Dealing with frosted windows can be a pain, affecting visibility and your car’s warmth. However, there’s a simple solution: applying a  ceramic winter coating on your windows. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the benefits of using a winter coating to prevent frost, how to apply it, and answer some common questions.

WINTER COATING

The Frosty Windshield Solution

Frost and Its Effects

Frosty windows can be more than just an inconvenience. They can lead to safety hazards while driving, as visibility is severely reduced. Additionally, frosty windows can contribute to a drop in vehicle temperature, increasing energy costs. Let’s delve deeper into the consequences of frost.

The Role of a Good Quality Ceramic Coating

Winter coatings are specially designed to combat frost by forming a protective barrier on your windows. They create a hydrophobic surface, preventing moisture from sticking and freezing, thus keeping your windows clear and frost-free.

Improved Visibility

Applying winter coating enhances visibility while driving, reducing the risk of accidents. No more scraping frost off your windshield on a cold morning!  By preventing frost formation, you can maintain a warmer car temperature as well; reducing the need for heating and ultimately saving on gas bills or electric bills if you have an EV.

Protection for Windows

Winter ceramic coatings prevent frost and protect your windows from damage caused by ice. This extends the lifespan of your windows. The first thing you want to do before you apply anything is to give your front window a proper cleaning with a product like this.

Glass Cleaner for cars

It is an Easy Application

These coatings are easy to apply and require minimal effort, making it a convenient solution for anyone. It is a three-step process, and three things are needed (If you do not include the microfiber towels.

Gather Your Car Detailing Supplies

Before you start, you’ll need a few supplies: a ceramic winter coating solution, a microfiber cloth, a squeegee, and a spray bottle filled with water. In addition, you will need:

 

Prepare of the glass surface from inside and out

Clean your windows from both sides to remove dirt and debris. A clean surface ensures better adhesion of the winter coating. The next step is to use a glass stripper like the one below to really make sure you have the glass clean. Remember this coating is going to last for years. The Glass stripper below is the same product that I use. It is made by Invisible glass the same that makes the ceramic coating.

CAR DETAILING WITH glass stripper

 

Then you put on the gloves that are included and rub on the winter ceramic coating solution evenly across the window. Take your time on all the surfaces. Almost act as if you were buffing it into the glass.

Drying Time

Allow the coating to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once dry, you’re ready to enjoy frost-free windows. This will usually take 3 to 4 hours; however, curing it overnight is always recommended to maintain the effectiveness of the winter ceramic coating, consider reapplying at the beginning of each winter season.

Additional Uses

Ceramic Winter coatings aren’t just for your front window; they can be applied to other surfaces like your driver’s side window, mirror, and any other glass part of your vehicle for the same frost-fighting benefits. In addition, it can be applied to the entire car body and scotchguard can be applied to the interior.

How long does a winter ceramic coating last?

Winter ceramic coatings can last anywhere from the entire winter to possibly even 2 winters. The major depending factors are the quality of the product and how severe your winters are. If they are anything like Reno, NV then most likely only one year.

What if I make a mistake during the application?

If you make a mistake during application, you can typically remove the coating with a solvent recommended by the manufacturer and start applying the coating again. A glass stripper is highly recommended like the one below.

Now enjoy your new frost-free windshield. You are going to love the benefits of adding this product before winter comes! I promise you that.

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