Five Auto Glass Treatment Products You Should Consider

Inclement weather and rough road conditions can present a variety of challenges to drivers as they head to and from work, school, and elsewhere. While dozens of advancements have been made in the world of auto glass over the decades, there are still limitations that come with any standard piece of auto glass or a windshield. For those who have struggled to see during a heavy rainstorm or have smudgy residue on the interior of the glass, it is a well-known inconvenience. How can we prevent these sorts of issues from causing distractions and potential accidents while behind the wheel?
Fortunately, there are dozens of auto glass treatment products that can be useful in one form or another. Whether your windshield is susceptible to morning fog, winter ice, or heavy rain, there is most likely a product on the shelves right now that can solve the problem. All too many people drive around with these hassles because they believe that the cost to treat these issues is too much or that the effort required to fix them is too great; this is simply not true. Below, we will outline five different auto glass treatment products that you should consider for all-weather driving.

Aquapel Glass Treatment & Rain Repellent
As the auto glass begins to age, it loses its shiny, new factory features. Most windshields come with a protective coating when first purchased or installed that can wear down gradually with time; when combined with dirt, debris, and oils, the windshield or windows can quickly lose their ability to repel water efficiently. Aquapel Glass Treatment & Rain Repellent is an affordable solution ($8.00) that anyone can apply to a clean windshield for better rain repulsion. One application of Aquapel is included and can keep your windshield in great shape for rainy days for up to six months. Aquapel can be found in most major auto shops and from select online retailers.

Nanoskin Anti-Fog Glass Treatment
Anyone who lives along the coast or in a generally humid area may often have to face the perils of foggy conditions on their way to school or work. While you may not be able to eliminate the fog that is in the air, you can effectively eliminate it from your windshield and windows. Nanoskin Anti-Fog Glass Treatment can be purchased for around $15 and comes in a 16-ounce canister for easy application. After it is applied to the interior of your windows, you will enjoy months of fog-free windows and no steaming on the windshield. This is a must-have for those who want to be safe while on the road and don’t want to be constantly activating the defroster.

Rain-X Glass Treatment (Trigger Spray)
Another great product that can be used to repel precipitation of all types, Rain-X Glass Treatment is available through major retailers for just $7.00. This product can be quickly applied to any glass surface – simply hold the bottle upright, spray the solution onto a clean windshield and wipe for even application. While the application only lasts for three months, there are dozens of applications in just one bottle of Rain-X, making it a great value for those who are tired of droplets accumulating on the fringes of their windshields and windows.

RejeX Surface Treatment
Water all over your windshield and windows usually only happens when it is raining or snowing outside, but added moisture from other parts of the vehicle (particularly the hood) can work their way onto your windshield due to wind and motion. As a result, you may wish to treat your entire vehicle with a comprehensive solution that repels all types of moisture. This is where RejeX Surface Treatment can be a vital ally: simply apply this thin-film polymer to the exterior of your vehicle and watch moisture wick off of the vehicle. In addition to protection from moisture, it also helps prevent damage from oils, pests, droppings and other common elements that can affect your vehicle’s paint and body. RejeX is a bit pricey for some, though ($120 for one gallon).

Rain-X Swipe and Wipe
One final product for protecting your auto glass is the Rain-X Swipe and Wipe glass treatment, available from select retailers for just $5.00. Not only can these wipes improve your driving visibility, but they also help repel rain, eliminate winter weather from sticking to your windshield and are completely disposable. Each wipes provides up to two months of protection and is a great way to clean your windshield while you protect it from the elements at the same time.

Conclusion
When out and about, you don’t want to be caught in nasty weather without the proper auto glass protection. While a windshield and windows can keep moisture out of the cabin of your vehicle, you also need to be concerned with how the exterior of your glass performs. The five products outlined above can help provide protection and repel moisture from your field of view while driving; some also double as great ways to protect your entire vehicle or to clean the glass in question. But in the cases of large cracks, a windshield replacement will be necessary.

Is this the fastest seven-year-old in the world?

Little Rudolph Ingram is growing up fast – really fast.

The seven-year-old sprint sensation is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age.

And the lighting fast youngster is clocking up fans just as quickly away from the track thanks to his ripped physique – and a chiseled six-pack he’s had since he was five.

Rudolph became a viral sensation after proud dad Rudolph Ingram Snr launched an Instagram account with clips of his son leaving older competitors trailing in his dust.

Nicknamed Blaze, he’s raced to 380,000 followers – more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay, who is current number one adult sprinter in the US.

But the Tampa, Florida phenom has set his sights even higher by vowing one day to break the string of world and Olympic records held by the sport’s greatest icon, Usain Bolt.

‘I’m Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world,’ Rudolph declared in his first official TV interview with DailyMailTV. Fastest seven-year-old in Rudolph 'Blaze' Ingram, seven, is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age - clocking in at 13.48 seconds

Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram, seven, is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age – clocking in at 13.48 seconds

Rudolph 'Blaze' Ingram sprinted 100 meters in 13.48 secondd

That figure beat the previous USA Track and Field record of 13.67 seconds for a seven-year-old and puts him on par with the best 11 and 12-year-olds in the US.Nicknamed Blaze, he's raced to 380,000 followers - more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay (pictured together), who is current number one adult sprinter in the US

Nicknamed Blaze, he’s raced to 380,000 followers – more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay (pictured together), who is current number one adult sprinter in the USRudolph told DailyMailTV: 'I'm Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world. When I'm older I'm going to race Usain Bolt - and I'm going to win'. His dad Rudolph Sr said: 'At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids. That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing'

Rudolph told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world. When I’m older I’m going to race Usain Bolt – and I’m going to win’. His dad Rudolph Sr said: ‘At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids. That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing’

‘And when I’m older I’m going to race Usain Bolt – and I’m going to win.’

Rudolph says his favorite thing about winning races ‘is the medals.’

But what is it that people ask him about the most?

‘They say, you really got a six pack? You really got a six pack?’ the second grader replies with a giggle.

The Tampa, Florida phenom has set his sights on breaking the string of world and Olympic records held by the sport’s greatest icon, Usain Bolt

At four foot tall and weighing just 54 lbs, he will have to grow some to match the 2.44-meter stride that helped 6ft 5in Bolt conquer the world.

But he’s made an incredible start by sweeping the board in statewide and national competitions, bagging more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three years.

In his first 100-meter race meeting of the season Rudolph – who takes to the track in a customized Blaze running outfit – recorded a personal best of 13.48 seconds.

That figure beat the previous USA Track and Field record of 13.67 seconds for a seven-year-old and puts him on par with the best 11 and 12-year-olds in the US.

‘He ran that race with a 100 degree fever,’ said Rudolph Snr, 28, who acts as both his son’s coach and media manager.

‘I told him he wasn’t going that day but he said, dad I want it bad. He ended up shattering everything.

‘His competitive spirit is through the roof. That’s what makes him a champion.’

Rudolph Snr invited DailyMailTV along to the running track at Tampa’s George D. Chamberlain High School to see his boy’s incredible speed for ourselves.

It was soon clear Rudolph had the confidence to match his prodigious pace, challenging our reporter to a race – then leaving him for dead.

Even our drone struggled to keep up as Rudolph scorched out of the blocks and comfortably saw off the next challenge from his uncle, Jaylen Gaston, 25. The schoolboy has bagged more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three years

The schoolboy has bagged more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three yearsRudolph Snr traces his son's interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later. He said: 'Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can't remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters - it's been more than a year'

Rudolph Snr traces his son’s interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later. He said: ‘Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can’t remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters – it’s been more than a year.Father Rudolph Ingram Senior aka Coach Kool (center) has drilled it in that only his hard work has got him where he is today as an all-round great running back and safety

Father Rudolph Ingram Senior aka Coach Kool (center) has drilled it in that only his hard work has got him where he is today as an all-round great running back and safetyLightning fast 7-year-old leaves his competition in

Rudolph Snr traces his son’s interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later.

‘When he was four he watched Usain Bolt in the Olympics on TV,’ he recalled. ‘He was intrigued but he didn’t know too much about what was going on.

‘The next morning he ran into the bedroom shouting “ready, set, pow!” then ran out again. I though, wow, he’s pretty fast.

‘Blaze was four years old when he entered his first race and he was up against kids aged five, six and seven.

‘At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids.

‘That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing.

‘Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can’t remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters – it’s been more than a year.’

Despite his incredible speed, it was actually football that sent Rudolph sprinting to global fame.

He was played running back and safety for the Tampa Ravens at six, bamboozling older boys and scoring ten touchdowns on the season.

‘The kid has vision like I’ve never seen in a six-year-old before,’ his coach Jimmy Watson told reporters.

‘One second he’s going one way and then you blink and he’s going another way.’

Video clips of Rudolph’s frantic footwork went viral and NBA megastar Lebron James was among those who shared the footage online.