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Old 03-18-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default RAIN-X winshield repellant works!

Ok what can a $4 "part" do for you?

Rain-x makes water repell off of glass. Thus it makes visability much better in the rain. Not only for the windshield give it a try
on your side mirrors and headlights. It does a very good job of keeping grime and watermarks next to nothing.

I have used it for over 10 years...no side effects found. Enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2003, 09:13 AM   #2
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The only problem that I have seen with Rain-X is that it seemed to encourage the formation of frost on my windshield on cold mornings.

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Old 03-18-2003, 09:45 AM   #3
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Years ago, I had an old car as my everyday runabout. The wiper motor died and I could not get a rebuilt one for about 4 weeks during our wet season.

I was told to try Rain-Xand I did, have never stopped using it since

A great product
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:25 PM   #4
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Just don't use your wipers.
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Old 03-26-2003, 05:05 PM   #5
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Rain X is great on windshields (and other windows too !), but I'd hesitate to put it on lights. The WRX lights are actually made of polycarbonate plastic and Rain X is not recommended for plastics.

Instead use some Meguires plastic polish, it has a simlar effect.

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Old 03-26-2003, 05:12 PM   #6
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good stuff. I used to use a bug wash that had it mixed in with it.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:08 PM   #7
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I have it on and I love it! The ice that was formed on the windshield overnight didn't require me to chip it off. Instead, it basically shattered off the windshield. Also, it's kinda fun driving 45+ mph looking at the water beads bouncing in the middle of the rear window... while driving cautiously.
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Old 03-30-2003, 12:44 PM   #8
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For those that shave in the shower, apply it to a mirror in the shower...

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Old 04-03-2003, 11:05 PM   #9
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Just don't use your wipers.
yeah... I picked up some wiper fluid which had the stuff already mixed in.. everytime I use the wipers it gets smered for a few seconds then it's fine and when it rains it beeds up which is good.. Just can't stand the smering..
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Old 04-04-2003, 11:35 AM   #10
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yup, i use it all the time...especially now that is april i should
start putting it on my car.

works on shower doors too.
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Old 04-06-2003, 02:33 PM   #11
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I used to have an old Jetta MKII. I could not afford a new motor for the wipers so I removed the wipers and used Rain-X for two years. Then, I moved to a UrS4 and I never used the wipers. So much that when I sold the car, the motor was seized.

Before moving to the REX, I had a 00 GTI and its motor also seized after a year. The guy I sold it to removed the wipers off the car and said he would nver go back to them.

Rain-X works great. Driving at night in the rain is probably the most impressive part as unless someone tells you, you wouldn't notice it's raining.
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Old 04-20-2003, 02:49 AM   #12
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An awesome product that is worth every penny. Sorta like a Star Trek warp effect when the rain slides off towards the top. Warp 6 never felt so sweet.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #13
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There is one small side effect to rainX.. when it's not really raining, and there is just a really fine mist being kicked up off the road, there's not enough water to bead up together and get pushed off.. wipers are a must then. But, this doesn't mean I'm going to stop using rainX..
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:03 AM   #14
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Unhappy only a small problem

yeah, Rain-X is pretty much the best four bucks you can spend. As for it being a problem when its only misting, I have never really noticed. A guy showed me a trick (or what I think is a trick) when putting it on. Just wash the glass, then wash it again with rubbing alchohol, then apply rain-X, works even better. Does everybody else do that, or just me?
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:49 AM   #15
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Unhappy Rain XXX

Another draw back to RainXXX, it works too well.

A friend of mine wanted to surprise his sweety on valentines day by writing a XXX message using RainX on her glass shower door. It worked great, when the steam from the hot water fogged the glass, the message was clean and clear. When she saw it she went wild for the guy.

Well, after she saw it everyday for a month, the poor guy was in such trouble he didn't get it for another month. I believe he had to clean the glass about 10 times with acetone.
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Old 05-04-2003, 03:08 PM   #16
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Ok, this is completely off topic, but...

Wouldn't it have been easier to just put rain X (XXX?) on the whole shower door?
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:02 PM   #17
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Ok, this is completely off topic, but...

Wouldn't it have been easier to just put rain X (XXX?) on the whole shower door?
oh how the simple things elude us
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Old 05-07-2003, 03:32 PM   #18
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Works great on side mirrors also!
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Old 05-17-2003, 10:51 PM   #19
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Default rain-x

i have used this stuff for 10+ years. it works great, but does produce a buildup on the glass that causes the wiper blades to chatter after a while. but really, the faster you are going the clearer your view.. who would have thought...
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Old 05-27-2003, 05:07 PM   #20
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Does this stuff get old in the bottle? I just found a 6 year old brand new bottle at my gf's house and was wondering if I shouldn't try using it. Also, didn't they change the formula or something to make it easier to apply.
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Old 05-27-2003, 05:12 PM   #21
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No, it doesn't go bad. I'm using a bottle that's AT LEAST 10 years old, and it still works great. It was my wife's (she was my girlfriend at the time) and she never used it on her 1989 Dodge Shadow. It sat in my garage until last May when I fully detailed my last car and I've been using it ever since.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:14 PM   #22
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I must laugh.

haha!

I don't know if you realize this, but rain-x is simply a wax. Nothing more. You can get the sam identical effect from using the same car wax that you use on the paint. Wax on - wax off. ALWAYS works!
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:19 PM   #23
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ive tried using wax on my windshield, dosent work nearly as well as rain x
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:29 PM   #24
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ive tried using wax on my windshield, dosent work nearly as well as rain x
Depends on the wax you are using. If you are using a turtle wax... no good. If you use a teflon wax then it'll work about the same.

I find that Car Brite's A022 CRYSTAL SHINE works perfect. It's good for getting oxidation out of paint too.
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:41 PM   #25
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I must laugh.

haha!

I don't know if you realize this, but rain-x is simply a wax. Nothing more. You can get the sam identical effect from using the same car wax that you use on the paint. Wax on - wax off. ALWAYS works!
just wanted to second that.. I've been using Meguire's and Mother's (yellow pure carnuba wax) ever since I've had cars.. I wax all the windows, mirrors, headlamps, taillights, etc... I think I've used the windshield wipers on the Suby about 3 times.. and the wipers on my '00 Sierra about 5 times... I realize that I live in the desert.. but I have been up to Flagstaff (Snowbowl) and dealt with ice on the windows.. one turn of the windshield wipers, and VIOLA! it's off!.. I used Rain-x a few times (had to give it a fighting chance).. and it is IMHO not near as good as straight wax..

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