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Old 12-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Rain-x glass cleaner + rain repellant

I bought an aerosol can of this stuff, and it cleans very well; dries without streaks. It doesn't leave any oily, hazy residue like regular Rain-x. Has anyone else tried it? I can't speak to its water-repellant qualities yet as we're still waiting for a good storm.

I'm a little obsessive about keeping the windshield/windows clean, as my morning commute is into the sun and any smudge looks terrible!
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Used RainX for years on everything I have driven. When it is fresh you don't even use your wipers.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Used RainX for years on everything I have driven. When it is fresh you don't even use your wipers.
Yeah, it's great stuff. Fantastic for race cars without wipers. I'm glad they came out with this formulation combined with glass cleaner.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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It lasted about 2 weeks. You should look into glass coatings.

Pinnacle black label diamond glass coating lasts over a year.

http://www.incrediblydetailed.com/re...glass-coating/
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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I used a jug of RainX washer fluid once. It works surprisingly well.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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It lasted about 2 weeks. You should look into glass coatings.

Pinnacle black label diamond glass coating lasts over a year.

http://www.incrediblydetailed.com/re...glass-coating/
Thanks for the post. I'll have to look into this. This time of year, with freezing rain, it really helps to have something that sheds water from the windshield without wipers.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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It just so happens we had a cloudburst or two on my commute home, and it certainly doesn't work as well as full-strength Rain-X (I could've guessed that!). But it makes the next cleaning is easier, seems to have good solvents and it doesn't streak, so I'm happy with it.

I'm sure in snow country you want an industrial-strength blend to help with slush and stuff.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 AM   #8
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I'm a little obsessive about keeping the windshield/windows clean, as my morning commute is into the sun and any smudge looks terrible!
+1 for no Streaks. love this stuff
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:07 AM   #9
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RainX is silicon based product. You could try to remove it with isopropyl alcohol. If you have clay bar that would help too. Last resort would be paint thinner but be really careful not to spill onto paint. Hope this help.

Anyhow, I don't have problem with RainX. Maybe the streaks or film are there before you apply RainX.
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