Sounds very interesting Steve. But I have to say I have never been a fan of this new technology. First I don’t believe it works very well most of the time. One reason is that the so called hydrophylic TiO2 should be subject to the effects of pollution and construction deposits just like glass. The true surface of which is hydrophylic. Not hydrophobic. Pollution and construction deposits like silicone leaking from the edges can make it hydrophobic. Same with TiO2 surfaces. The photocatalytic effects of TiO2 are not enough to break up such deposits. The glass must also get enough rain to rinse off the window.
How do you think bronze wool is able to remove all hydrophobic deposits revealing a brand new hydrophylic glass surface? Check out this interesting video.
Check out this experiment I did using my SKRUB. Another “conversion” but not really! How do you think this was done? NOT by coating the glass with titanium dioxide. No special chemicals here. So how do we do it? The true answer to this question will open the door to a new line of products for WFP work !!!
Also here is a wipe on chemical not applied in a factory. You can see some of the benefits of hydrophylic coatings. What if we were to “mix” technologies?