Ombrello is constantly monitored and tested by TÜV Thüringen. Effectiveness certified.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long does the Ombrello coating last?
The coating lasts about a year or 20,000 kilometers. This is almost six times the durability of other products.
How long does it take to get Ombrello up?
It only takes a short time to clean the windscreen and only a few minutes for the coating to be applied. So you don’t have to spend more than 15-20 minutes on an entire windshield.
How does Ombrello work?
Ombrello changes the surface of glass at a molecular level. Therefore impacting water drops have a much larger angle and can simply roll off. Without the coating, drops lie flat on the glass and impair the visibility.
What characterises Ombrello from other water-repellent coatings?
Ombrello is not manufactured on the basis of silicone, but consists of a fluoropolymer. It therefore lasts much longer and is much more durable.
Is Ombrello resistant to strain like car wash, detergent or the wiper?
Yes, it will withstand to all strains
Can Ombrello cause problems with car glass damage or its repair?
Tests of leading glass repairs could not detect any problems.
Is Ombrello a replacement for a windshield wiper?
No, with the coating you need the windscreen wiper much less often, but Ombrello is not a complete replacement, especially at low speeds or when stationary.
Is the application of Ombrello dangerous?
No, the application is simple and safe. Nevertheless, you should take care not to inhale vapours, protect your hands with gloves and never swallow the liquid and keep it away from skin and eyes.
Can I use Ombrello on other objects in addition to my windscreen?
Yes, Ombrello can be used on any glass, e.g. on any vehicle, boat or shower partitions.
Do I need to pay attention to something during the application?
The glass should be completely cleaned before application. After opening the ampoule you should be finish within 15 minutes. Make sure that the entire windscreen is covered (preferably wipe vertically first, then horizontally). Contact of the liquid with the eyes or the skin should be avoided. Afterwards you should wipe the whole window with a dry cloth before the coating dries completely.
Does Ombrello also have disadvantages?
Those who only drive in city traffic and rarely drive above 70 km/h will hardly feel the benefit of Ombrello, as the drops are not completely carried away by weak wind.
Why is the coating only in the ampoule and not in the bottle or a soaked cloth?
Ombrello is designed to last as long as possible on glass. This cannot be achieved with pre-mixed coatings, which are pre-mixed as a 1-component material with an alcohol compound. 1-component coatings are usually labeled as “highly flammable”.
In addition, the technically complex and patented ampoule prevents the ingredients from being accidentally spilled in large quantities or even swallowed, e.g. by children.
How much surface area can I coat with one ampoule?
The content of one ampoule is adequate for approx. 2 m² glass surface. It is sufficient for the windscreen and also the side windows of a regular car. Please make sure that the coating is moistened the entire glass to be effective. Wiping the liquid several times only increases the subsequent effort to remove the excess amount by polishing.
Many people report a veiling especially with backlighting. Where does this come from and what can I do about it?
Ombrello has a hydrophobic effect, i.e. waterdrops are contracting on the glass surface – the contact angle is increasing. Due to that the drops can simple roll of through the airstream. The same effect will also occur with very small drops such as dewdrops. (it is no raining but the glass is still wet). Due to the light difference in temperature (glass surface and air temperature) there is always a very thin waterfilm, which will spread the back light.
This waterfilm can be removed easily by using the heater. Put them on the highest level with maxium temperature pointed to the frontscreen. Usually 1-2 minutes are sufficient to increase the temparture of the glass compared to the outside temperature.
Is there a minimum shelf life for Ombrello?
No, as long as the ampoule is not opened, it can be stored for years. However, once the ampoule has been opened, it must be processed within 15 minutes.
Can I also coat the exterior mirrors with Ombrello?
There are some manufacturers who apply a mirror coating to the outer surface. Ombrello could attack this coating. We therefore recommend not to coat the exterior mirrors.