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I had a Ceramic Pro detail, and they also did the windows. I just noticed in low-angle lighting the windshield shows what look like microchips or crystals throughout the glass. Invisible in most light, but particularly distracting just before sunset, and impossible to clean off with anything I've found. Contacted Ceramic Pro and awaiting reply.
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I had a Ceramic Pro detail, and they also did the windows. I just noticed in low-angle lighting the windshield shows what look like microchips or crystals throughout the glass. Invisible in most light, but particularly distracting just before sunset, and impossible to clean off with anything I've found. Contacted Ceramic Pro and awaiting reply.
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So far nothing from Ceramic Pro. I'll contact my installer and ask - I think I can live with it, and I now think the appearance is just part of the product, but I'm not seeing any benefit to a ceramic coating on the glass. At the most it provides some dubious protection to the glass (it certainly won't prevent chipping from a rock hitting the windshield, but might prevent minor scratches), and it does mean that your windshield will never appear perfectly clear, nor can you clean it again to a transparent state without removing the coating (I assume by claying or polishing).
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So far nothing from Ceramic Pro. I'll contact my installer and ask - I think I can live with it, and I now think the appearance is just part of the product, but I'm not seeing any benefit to a ceramic coating on the glass. At the most it provides some dubious protection to the glass (it certainly won't prevent chipping from a rock hitting the windshield, but might prevent minor scratches), and it does mean that your windshield will never appear perfectly clear, nor can you clean it again to a transparent state without removing the coating (I assume by claying or polishing).
I have been told that sooner or later, ceramic coating will dissipate, so it is just a matter of time for glass to return to its original behavior.
I've been using Rain-X for at least 30 years now, that's a great product, I really made a mistake letting put ceramic on my wife's Q5
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