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Old 03-07-2008
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Icon14 Rain X

Just did my windshield since it's sunny.

I threw a cup of water at it when I was done and it ran off like it was scared.

Quite impressed with this stuff (I've used it on other vehicles) it makes driving in the rain much much better.
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The first time I used rainX, I was driving back on I-5 heading south during teh wet season.. and we had a MAJOR rain and lightning storm.. would you bleieve I was going almost 90mph (Traffic is damned fast on teh interstate) without having to use my wipers? it literally just bounces off and.or runs down without a spot, so you can see... its like a night and day difference.. :-)
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rainx is amazing. hardly need my wipers anymore haha
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Make sure you use the Rain-x washer solvent.After 3-4 times useing the blue wash , the Rain-x will be gone.
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that's pretty cool. It really doesn't rain much out here ( can count the days with my shoes on), but when it does, it can really come down.
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I love rain x, never leave home without it.
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I wonder if it works for mud as it does with rain. if so, i know a lot of people that could use this. including me.

i might go buy some tomorrow
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yeah i love it too, a guy t work told me over time it'll leave a residue on your sheild..dont know if thats the case or not
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yeah i love it too, a guy t work told me over time it'll leave a residue on your sheild..dont know if thats the case or not

The only time itll ever leave a residue is if you dont clean your window well...

Before you re-apply it, take a good window stripper and clean the window nice and proper, then reapply, and itll keep your windshield looking brand new.
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Well I just drove about 250 km.. rougly 150 miles, in crazy downpour. It was light when I left to come back, and dark when I arrived. I never once felt that I needed to hit my wipers. It was unnerving at 1st because my instinct for years has been to use the wipers. I was doing 120k all the way back with no wipers.
There's not much else you can buy for 5 bucks, spend 10 mins putting it on, and have it work as well as this does.
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Make sure you use the Rain-x washer solvent.After 3-4 times useing the blue wash , the Rain-x will be gone.
Actually, this is all I use. Just the washer fluid allows the water to just "fly" off...
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only lasts like a week though, thats the only crappy part about it.
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When I clear the snow off my windshield with Rain-x on it, the snow just slips off. It's good stuff, but I wish it lasted longer.
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I live down in florida, and during rainy season (Starting about now actually) We get some of the worst rain/lighting you guys ever seen in your life.

Literally, downpour guaranteed everyday around 5, and will last till maybe midnightish.

I don't ever touch my wipers The rain-x just throws the water off the glass.

I carry those handy little wipes around with me so I can rainx my truck before the daily rainstorm.
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Yeah, Rain-X is soom good stuff. I just use the Rain-X windsheild washer fluid. Its like 2 bucks at Walmart and works good. I've been using it for the past 2 weeks and surprised. This is my first time using it and like it!

02EdgeInTheMud..I know exactly what your talking about. I used to live down in Florida out by Orlando for a few years and every day it would pour at the same time in the afternoon then the sun would just come back as if nothing happend.
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I've had really good luck with the Rain-X wipers and windshield fluid. The water just beads off. Too bad I destroyed the wipers in the snow. Oh well
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I love RainX washer fluid. The blades are good too and they last roughly about 6 to 8 months before you have to replace them. They still make their Carwash, but I can't find their wax anywhere. It was Damn good.
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Whats the "carwash" Do?
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I work at a truck wash and we use Rain-X complete.

I take my entire truck into the bay sometimes and drench it in the stuff until the rain-x beads on it self. It is good stuff.

I even rain-x the complete underside of my truck.

It makes all the dirt run off easier when i take it to work to wash it.
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Looks like everybody here loves the stuff. I don't.

It's true it makes heavy rain just fly off the windshield and you won't need your wipers at all. My problem with the stuff is if it's just misting. The water droplets don't get to critical mass and just sit there on your windshield. Then if you use your wipers you end up with a smeary mess.

It's fine for any window but the windshield in my opinion.
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I use it on my shooting glasses Randy
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The rainX I applied a year ago has seemingly lasted forever.
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How did you find this thread? It hasn't been active for nearly 2 years!
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That's my doing. I just found the forum last week and wandered around a bit. As for it being an old thread, it's active now!
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