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Old 01-24-2008, 11:01 AM
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Rain-X

I have seen this stuff for years. I figured it was just another snake oil product, man was I wrong. Bought some of the wipes for $3.50 last night and tried them out. In a decent rainstorm it worked so well I did not even need my wipers! The water just rolls off the windows. Not sure whats in it-wax maybe- but for freeway driving in the rain, it rocks.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:57 AM
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If you hit 80 MPH it looks like the water does not even touch the windshield. GREAT stuff but it can cause wiper chatter with some blades. GM blades seem to chatter after a fews weeks with the rain x on. I just reapplied it and the chatter went away but a PITA none the less.

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Old 01-24-2008, 11:59 AM
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When I drove over the road I started using it and have been ever since(for 20 years)





it is great stuff.
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i have used it for years, works great. I even use the Rain X windshields washer fluid now, it has small amounts of rain x mixed with the wash solution. Works pretty good too.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:23 PM
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The the washer fluid handle bugs well?
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pretty good, probably better than the plain ole blue windshield cleaner.

If you put the regular rain x on first and then use the bottled mixed solution too, it works pretty good, not perfect, but nothing ever is.
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I always thought this stuff was a PITA to take off, but still worth the effort. Just tried my non-orbital buffer/waxer with a terry cloth cover to buff the Rain-X off, and it's great. Makes it easy to do ALL the windows, even the sides.
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Put it on the mirrors, too.

And if you have a boat with windshields that get spray, whether fresh or salty, its great there, too.
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Rain X makes a windshield wax and it goes on and off just like wax much easier than the original formula that you can still buy.
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The Rain X washer fluid works great also.
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I use that too the last bottle I bought said it was a debugger and deicer best of both worlds.
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Rain X lists two washer fluids. The one with deicer is marked below 32 degrees and contains 70% methonal (little harsh on paint too) the other is for above 32 degrees and has Rain X water beading formula and 40% methonal.
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The bottles I just bought must be new stuff Rain-x calls it 2-in-1 good to -25*F .
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Here's a pick of the bottle.
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Can we m top off the fluid tank with RAIN-X or should we not mix it with the stuff Ford put in?
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