ClearShield® Solves Tour Company’s Coach Conundrum!

‘Non-stick’, easy-clean Ritec ClearShield Eco-Glass® technology is proven to delight drivers and passengers when it comes to automotive glass!

Take this prime example of Leisure Time Travel, a family-owned and operated New Zealand travel company. For over 30 years, they have provided inspirational travel experiences including coach tours, weekend breaks, road trips and small group tours.

Les Mehrtens is the company’s founder and director, and is a coach driver himself. He was looking for a glass surface treatment for his coaches that optimised visibility (which in turn helps safety and driver comfort) as well as enhancing the viewing pleasure of tourists.

Les tried a well-known glass surface treatment supplier but was left disappointed. He then came across Ritec ClearShield® and was thrilled to find a solution that not only worked, but, in his own words, exceeded his expectations. “Storms during the summer months would make driving treacherous both for me and my South Island drivers were it not for ClearShield treatment”, said Les. “Windscreen visibility – even without using wipers – and driving long days in terrible weather was made so much easier because of ClearShield. Tourists also commented that the windows were the clearest they had ever toured on!”

ClearShield® is an award-winning durable glass surface treatment manufactured in the UK by Ritec International. They developed the ClearShield Eco-System® for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, upgrading ordinary glass to higher performing easy-clean ClearShield Eco-Glass® that resists moisture, alkalinity and dirt. Its versatility means any glass can be upgraded – architectural, residential, decorative, marine, offshore, solar and as emphasised here, automotive.

The ClearShield® application was carried out by Peter and Heather Wavish of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection (SGC). Over the years they have treated glass in hundreds of buses and coaches ensuring everyone benefits, from the driver’s safety and comfort to the pleasure of passengers.

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