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Old 09-23-2009, 12:26 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, 05:13 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, 07:11 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, 07:52 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, 08:24 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, 08:39 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, 09:11 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, 09:57 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 10-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #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 10-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #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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