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Old 10-03-2006
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Anyone use rain-x for windshield?

I was reading about this and it sounds pretty good. Below is info on what the product does.

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# Dramatically improves wet weather driving visibility
# Apply to exterior glass
# Repels rain, sleet and snow
# Makes for easy removal of frost, ice, salt, mud and bugs

Has anyone had experience with this product? It would be nice to get rid of all the bug splatter easier, plus the other benefits.
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I use it and absolutly love it. In a really hard rain I don't need to turn my wipers on(sometimes I do out of habit though). It is excellent!!!
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yea, my dad uses it on our older cars (the wipers suck on them) and it makes it so you dont even need them
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Use washerfluid with rainX in it, it works GREAT
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Yea, I used it on my last truck and it worked great. One time, a linkage on the wiper arm came off, and didn't have any wipers......drove all the way home while it was raining without a problem, or having to slow down because of visiblity issues, only when it began to rain REALLY HARD did I have to slow down, because there was so much rain hitting the windshield. I havent got around to putting some on my ranger yet.
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best invention ever!
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best invention ever!
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stuff really works.
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Use it on your bathrom mirrors and it should keep it from fogging after a shower.
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yep and hated it...
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I was told it worked well but was very corrosive to paint...
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I've been using it on all my rides for about 12 years now
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what are the pros and cons?
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yep and hated it...
Why? I've never used it....just wondering what the cons are
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Pros are you hardly ever have to use your wipers. Plus I love the smell.
It's suppose to also help stop bugs from sticking to your windshield but I seem to be deployed every lovebug season, so I can't really tell you if that works.

The cons are you have to put it on yourself about every month or two and it will remove the ink on any decals you may have. That's all I can think of.


I also use only Rain-X wiper fluid and I add the Rain-X wiper fluid additive to make it a little stronger.

Oh yeah, it's also great when you're on the interstate and it's downpouring to the point where everyone else is pulled over and you just whizz right past them w/o even using your wipers. hehe. Seems the harder it rains the better it works.
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Why? I've never used it....just wondering what the cons are
why...well.... hated it when you had to use the wipers it like "smeared" the water around. then for some reason with it on there I used to get these anoying bad water spots right after it rained...
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Use it on your bathrom mirrors and it should keep it from fogging after a shower.
gonna go do that, lol
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ive used it and i love it.

zach, why are you saying rest in peace to your old ranger? the guy wreck it or do you miss it?
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Use it on your bathrom mirrors and it should keep it from fogging after a shower.

That from experience or a theory? lol
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You can use plain old shaving cream on your bathroom mirrors. It's cheaper.
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ive used it and i love it.

zach, why are you saying rest in peace to your old ranger? the guy wreck it or do you miss it?
I miss it..alot..having a sad moment...happens when i get drunk...
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you too. im drinking some killians right now but what i would give for some smithwicks or guinness.
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Hell I'm dying for anything. These fricken dry countries suck ***.
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Hell I'm dying for anything. These fricken dry countries suck ***.
you still over sea's todd?
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you too. im drinking some killians right now but what i would give for some smithwicks or guinness.
ha ha!! I have guinness and sudafed right now. One is bound to knock me out soon. I hate being sick, especially the beginnings of it.

As for rain-x, love the stuff, but I don't really care for the washer fluid they offer. It tends to smear the bug guts around, at least out here with our bugs. Doesn't matter really though as I'm **** retentive about cleaning my windshield each time I fill up with gas.
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You can use plain old shaving cream on your bathroom mirrors. It's cheaper.
but then ya got shaving cream all over lol
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