Protect Your Windshield with Clearplex Film

Windshield protection film is something a lot of people don’t even consider when it comes to protecting their investment in an automobile, mostly because they don’t know it exists.   Many drivers hear about windshield protection film at their local auto glass shop…after their windshield has been damaged.  And while replacing windshields is what keeps us in business, we hate to see our friends in the Rochester community spending money to correct preventable damage, and we don’t like having more non-recyclable waste glass to send to the landfill.

It may seem that a windshield protection product is most suitable for off road vehicles or high-end sports cars (which it is ideal for), but it’s becoming more popular with the general population – and for good reason.  Many of our Clearplex customers are lessees who plan on eventually returning their car to the dealership in good condition, or just those looking to preserve the resale value of their car.   When drivers encounter rocks and flying debris on the road, the impact is absorbed by the thick plastic layer and the glass underneath appears untouched. Continue reading


How to Apply Aquapel Glass Treatment to Your Windshield

We see a lot of questions online about the proper way to apply Aquapel, so we have some answers today, as well as a few tricks and tips we have learned over the years of working with this product.

To start – the surface must be clean, weather using it on a glass shower door or an auto windshield.  On the car windshield we recommend a high quality glass cleaner without ammonia or high alcohol content.  Clean it well, that often means a few times, making sure you remove all the grease and bugs to allow Aquapel to bond to the glass. Continue reading

Rochester Auto Show

Ray Sands Glass will be participating in the 2008 Rochester Auto Show all this week at the Riverside Convention Center. 

2008  Rochester Auto Show Schedule:
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2008- 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, February 29, 2008- 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 1, 2008- 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, March 2, 2008- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

2008 Rochester Auto Show Admission Prices:
Adults: $8.00
Seniors: $6.00
Children under 12: $3.00
Children under 5: Free Continue reading

ClearPlex Windshield Protection Film

We have carried Clearplex for a while now and it is really a great product – I really thought it was going to take off as soon as it came out.  I guess more people don’t come in for ClearPlex because they don’t know about it.

It is a windshield protection film, similar to tinting film but with very little color differential.  It still blocks UV light, keeping the car much cooler and protecting the interior materials from drying and fading. However, unlike window tinting film it is applied on the outside of the windshield. Continue reading