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Hi, all-

 

Just a couple of questions regarding the glass sealant from someone who has never used ANY kind of glass sealant previously.  Do you guys seal all of your windows or just the windshield?  That might be a stupid question but again, I've never used a glass sealant so I'm unsure if it really makes a practical difference to also seal the side & back windows. 

 

Also, do I need to be overly concerned about the sealant coming into contact with the rubber/plastic trim around the windows?  If the pad with sealant makes a little bit of contact with the trim, is that OK?

 

Lastly, I know that vehicle size largely dictates the answer to this final question, but do you find that you get more than one application per 4 oz. bottle of sealant?  I've watched the video and it seems that, based upon the amount Adam uses on the windshield, the bottle would yield multiple applications.  I have a small SUV (Kia Sportage) if that enables anyone to give me a better idea.

 

Thank you in advance for your input.  I am new to this level of detailing and appreciate the collective expertise of the forum members.  My vehicle isn't anything fancy but it's new and I'd simply like to keep it looking new for as long as possible.  :)

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Doing just windshields I get up to 30 applications out of one bottle. I only seal the windshield, but if you have kids. Consider doing the interior of the backseat. You always could seal the side windows, but a product called glass boost would be a much better candidate for that.

 

I've never had any problems with getting any on the trim. :2thumbs:

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I seal all my glass, but feel free to only do the windshield. It isn't a big deal if you get any on the trim, it won't stain. Also, you will get dozens of applications from that bottle, even doing all the windows.

This might be a silly question, but did you seal your side mirrors as well? For some reason I have an incredibly hard time with water almost sticking to my side mirrors whenever I drive in the rain, and it almost renders them useless as I can barely see anything out of them. Water doesn't seem to want to slide off of them at all whatsoever, also ending in almost constantly having water spots on my side mirror.
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Thanks for the info, guys - I'm especially glad to hear that I don't have to be overly cautious about the trim.  And based upon your suggestion, Nathan, I picked up some of the Glass Boost as well.  I had already placed an order earlier today for other products (Perfect Glass Cleaning Collection, Perfect Vision Glass Cleaner & Sealant Combo, Total Interior Detailing Kit) and Bianca was nice enough to combine both orders so that I didn't have to pay shipping on the Glass Boost.  (Thank you, Bianca!)

 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to receiving my orders so that I can try everything out.  Thanks again!

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This might be a silly question, but did you seal your side mirrors as well? For some reason I have an incredibly hard time with water almost sticking to my side mirrors whenever I drive in the rain, and it almost renders them useless as I can barely see anything out of them. Water doesn't seem to want to slide off of them at all whatsoever, also ending in almost constantly having water spots on my side mirror.

Yes I seal the mirrors, The windshield need it more often, but I keep all my glass sealed.

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On my daily driven F250CC I found that last year I had to do the coating about every 3-4 months on the front glass, on the side windows and mirrors I would do them just twice a year, and the rear I dont bother with. 

 

Now that the Glass Boost has come out I will be playing with that this spring and summer to see how it improves things. 

 

Its REALLY easy to use, and I would recomend having the glass really clean before you start. Usually I will just go out and hit the glass with #0000 steel wool, and glass cleaner then wipe down to check and then apply sealant. 

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Thanks for the reply, Jim.  I do have a clay bar that I'm planning to use on the glass prior to applying the sealant so that should hopefully get everything really clean.  I never even thought about doing the mirrors until it was brought up within this thread - makes total sense though so I definitely plan on sealing those as well.  I also have some of the Glass Boost on its way so hopefully between the the two (sealant & boost), I'll get some decent longevity. 

 

Appreciate your input - thanks again!  :)

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Quick question since I just ordered mine also and will be first time using it. Pretty sure I saw Adam say in the video if you use this to not layer anything over it? Just wanted to confirm, because I take it would be better to lay down lps first then this? I will be doing a strip, clay, and paint correction in a couple weeks, wondering the best method.

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I think everyone has you covered for an answer, but be careful using Adam in the videos as a gauge of how much product to use, he can get a little product happy.

 

I'm pretty sure Adam knows what he's doing and how much to use.

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