SOFT99 Ultra Glaco is similar to most other high quality glass sealants in terms of the chemistry it employs and the performance benefits it offers, but it stands out from the crowd due to the design of the bottle it is supplied in. Rather than make you wet a flimsy applicator pad with product and rub it in, SOFT99 have made the process much easier by turning the bottle itself into a semi-rigid applicator pad. They have achieved this by shaping the bottle in such as way as to make it very comfortable to hold, and fitting the dispensing end with a large semi-rigid felt pad. By holding the pad against the glass and squeezing the bottle gently, you can wet the pad with product very easily and then work it in to the glass firmly without making your fingers tired and sore. It really is a very clever design and one that is so good it makes you wonder why it hasn't been widely copied! Befitting its packaging, SOFT99 Ultra Glaco itself doesn't disappoint either. The beading starts at around 35 mph and is round and tight, and each application will last for between six to twelve months before needing to be reapplied.
Beading9/10(Compared To Others)
Durability6 Months +(Average Value)
Runoff Threshold35 mph(When Glass Is Clean)
SOFT99 Ultra Glaco is a fluorinated polymer-based sealant that forms a long-lasting hydrophobic (water-hating) barrier layer on automotive glass. It achieves this by laying down reactive compounds and additives that cure to form a fully transparent micro-film that repels rain, sleet and snow upon contact. As a result, rain drops and road spray simply bead up and roll off of treated surfaces, or are blown off by airflow when driving speeds rise above 35 mph. Moreover, this beading tends to pick up and carry away fresh dirt and grime, meaning that the sealed glass is partially self-cleaning. SOFT99 Ultra Glaco therefore dramatically improves visibility and driving comfort in poor weather, and greatly reduces the need to use windscreen wipers (after application you should aim to use your windscreen wipers as little as possible, as wiper friction will gradually degrade the protective micro-film). In addition to these benefits SOFT99 Ultra Glaco also makes it easier to wash off bug splatter during the summer months, and helps to speed up the de-icing process when freezing conditions strike during the winter months.
|Application Method||By hand only|
|Chemical Basis||Polymer-based (fluorinated)|
|Durability||6 months +|
|Emits Strong Fumes||Yes|
|Runoff Threshold||35 mph|
|Safe For Privacy Glass||Yes|
|Safe For Window Tints||No|
How To Use
SOFT99 Ultra Glaco should be applied in a warm, dry, well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight. To protect your skin, we recommend wearing PB Nitrile Gloves during the application process. To achieve the quoted durability and performance benefits, it is necessary to properly clean the surfaces to be treated in advance. To do this, use Auto Finesse Vision to initially cut away any stubbornly bonded surface contaminants, and then use SOFT99 Silicone Off to remove any lingering grease and grime (put simply, the cleaner the glass is before the sealant is applied, the longer it will last). To apply the sealant, shake the bottle vigorously first to ensure that the contents are fully mixed. Next, unscrew the storage cap, place the felt pad against the glass and lightly squeeze the bottle a few times to wet the pad with product. Then work the product in to the glass in a circular fashion, using firm pressure. The resulting film should then be left to dry for 5-10 minutes before being buffed off with a PB Utility Towel. If you find the residue difficult to remove, apply a little more product and buff it off immediately (this should remove the residue).