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Old 09-19-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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RainX

this stuff is awesome! i barely have to use my wipers cuz the rain just flys off! recommend this to everyone
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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And bugs do not stick as bad too.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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I,ll try it thank's GOOD FIND!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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Used it for years. Nothing like being on the highway in a hard down pour, everyone else starts to slow down and put their 4-ways on, I'm driving regular speed, can see great out the windshield and the wipers aren't even on!!!
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #5
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Yep. The stuff is the best. Pain in the butt to put on...but is awesome. (at least, it's a pain for me...lol)
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #6
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hmm I have to check this out
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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rainx is GREaT. use it on all vehicles. Another way to see better during rain is polarized glasses, takes the glare off the water.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:06 PM   #8
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I love RainX. Great stuff
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:10 PM   #9
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Use to love RainX.... but now it just annoys me. It leaves a film on the glass which can cause a smear look when using your windshield wipers if you don't keep that stuff applied like crazy.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #10
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Rain-X itself does not smear. The smearing is caused by contaminants on the wiper blades. Clean blades with rubbing alcohol,Reapply Rain-X and try again.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:17 PM   #11
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I use the rain-x additive in my washer fluid...works great and there's nothing to apply.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #12
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Rain-X online is a product applied to the entire car. It fully cures to a protective shell in 24 hours. Rain-X isn't just for glass anymore. The only problem is, it is only available at your better car washes.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:25 AM   #13
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The RainX washer fluid is really good, that is all I use!
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:42 AM   #14
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I just tried it for the first time last week. Maybe I applied too much, but it was rather hard to take away the excess once it "hazed". I really had to scrub hard with a microfiber towel. On the plus side, the results are wonderful. The rain breaks into tiny beads which roll right off the glass. The wipers don't smear (even with my 4 year old wipers on the civic) and glide silently!

I haven't put on the one for the interior of the windows yet (I was was just too tired of scrubbing as I'd already done the washing, cleaning, polish wax and rain-x on my wife's mazda-5!)

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #15
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You guys need to try Aquapel! It works well just as rain-x does, however the windshield wipers don't wear down the effectiveness over a period of time.

a study showed that after 60 days the aquapel worked the same as the first day, whereas rain-x needed to be reapplied.

http://www.aquapel.com
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:13 AM   #16
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Soooo maybe I'm just a total noob but RainX isn't don't jack shit for my car. All it did was haze my windows. I haven't noticed any water beading, or any benefits might as well not even been on there. Since its working for serup e else I'm going to chalk this up to user error and give it another shot before I take it out back and put a couple rounds through it…
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #17
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This stuff is awesome. They also have the RainX wiper fluid that I only use.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 AM   #18
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I've also used it for years. Every time I open the bottle I'd swear its made from walnut extract. To me it smells exactly like walnuts. Great stuff as long as you wipe the haze off good.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:24 AM   #19
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Soooo maybe I'm just a total noob but RainX isn't don't jack shit for my car. All it did was haze my windows. I haven't noticed any water beading, or any benefits might as well not even been on there. Since its working for serup e else I'm going to chalk this up to user error and give it another shot before I take it out back and put a couple rounds through it…
This has been my experience too. Compared to a quality glass sealant, RainX is really just a mess.

That being said, if it's working for those in this thread, by all means keep using it. That's just my opinion.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #20
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The only problem I find with rain-x is that it causes the glass to fog up very easily in humid conditions.

For the smearing/hazing, that can be avoided if it is applied per directions and buffed off sufficiently.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #21
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I have used Rain-x for years. Love the stuff. For those having a hard time removing the haze, wipe first with a micro fiber towel, then use an old t-shirt(no exceptions) and use a bit of water out of a spray bottle. Mist the window VERY lightly, then use the t-shirt to remove the haze. I usually apply the product twice before doing the water/t-shirt deal, just to make sure I don't have any missed spots.


It sure does make a huge difference when it rains, and like another poster said, the bugs don't stick quite as bad either.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #22
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I used to have it smear also but it is a combination of technique and not getting the surface as clean as it needs to be, when I apply it I use a cross hatch approach. applying side to side then applying another layer going up and down in a straight line, then whiping with a clean micro fiber to finish. Usually apply it in the spring then again about this time of year before winter.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #23
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The only problem I find with rain-x is that it causes the glass to fog up very easily in humid conditions.
That must be on purpose or why else do they sell the window anti-fog rain-x ?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #24
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I have tried Rain X on the windshield before and it does fly off, but as soon as I wipe the glass with the wiper(i.e. slow speed, drips not flying off) it's wiped off. Now I use synthetic wax, it last way longer. On top of that, when you finish washing your car, you can do it all(waxing) in one shot.
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