This how to article is written by Jeff McEachran, the national brand manager at Gyeon USA.
Gyeon Q2 View is a specially formulated window coating, that brings you an exceptional level of water repellency and clarity. Nothing is more important while driving than driving safely, which can be especially challenging during bad weather, or if your windshield is dirty. Gyeon View is a highly hydrophobic window coating, that will not only help bead and sheet water from the surface, but it helps keep dirt and other contamination from sticking to the window while driving. This helps keep your glass cleaner, for much longer.
Gyeon Cleanse: Cleanse is designed to prepare the windshield for Repel. It is a cleaner that also acts as a bonding agent between Repel and the glass.
Large Foam Block: This Large Foam Block is used for the application of Cleanse only.
Gyeon Repel: Repel is the fluorine based coating that creates the water repellency.
Small Foam Block: The Small Foam Block is used during the application of Repel only, along with the Micro Suedes.
Micro Suedes: The Micro Suedes are wrapped around the Small Foam Block and used to apply Repel only.
Clean the windshield with a high-quality Glass Cleaner, like Gyeon Glass
I like to split the windshield in to 4 quadrants when applying Cleanse. Apply Cleanse to 1 quadrant at a time and wipe the area with a damp cloth as discussed below before moving on to the next quadrant.
Apply 4-6 drops of Cleanse to the felt side of your Large Foam Block.
Choose your first quadrant. Apply Cleanse in overlapping circular motions. I usually move in a straight line horizontally away from my body and towards the center of the windshield, then drop down half a row, and move back towards my body away from the center and repeat until you have covered your quadrant. I use a fairly fast arm motion with Cleanse and medium tight circles. I am not worried about “evenness” at this stage, just a good base layer for Repel to bond to next.
You can work Cleanse in to the glass until it almost disappears, however do not let it get too dry. Then wipe the area clean with a damp cloth making sure to leave a perfectly clean and dry window behind, as you will be applying Repel next. So, this is your final surface.
Note: The Gyeon directions included in the Kit read a little funky at this stage. It looks like it asks you to use an entire bottle of Cleanse to prep the surface. DO NOT DO THAT. It is referring to Repel here but it is in the wrong section.
Now it is time for Repel. Repel is a fluorine base coating that will evaporate out quickly. It will not feel like a traditional SiO2 based paint coating. Not as thick.
Wrap one Micro Suede over the Small Foam Block as shown.
Apply 4-6 drops of Repel to the Micro Suede. Going on heavier is better than not enough.
For this process, I will again split the windshield in to 4 quadrants. Choose your first quadrant and begin to apply Repel in straight lines and overlapping sections. My arm speed is medium here as well.
Wipe up any remaining residue with a fresh microfiber, making sure you have a clean and streak free windshield
VERY IMPORTANT: Do not forget to apply Repel to the windshield wiper blades as well. They will skip if you do not. It is best to raise the wipers and let them sit up and off of the glass for a few minutes after Repel has been applied.
You’re finished! Allow the windshield to remain dry for a few hours and then drive around hoping it will rain!