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#1 of 223 RainX Works
Aug 31, 1999 (2:34 am)
I've been using RainX on both my cars for
about nine monthes. It considerably helps
visibility in the rain and I don't have to use the
windshield wipers a lot.
Does anyone have any home-made recipies to
put on windshields to repel rain like RainX? (I've
read that glycergin works well).
If you have used RainX, what have your
experiences been? How do you apply it, and how
Sep 01, 1999 (4:15 pm)
Use RainX on a regular basis, about every 6 months I apply it. Works great. At highway speeds even with a steady downpour I don't need to use the wipers. And the wipers make less noise, streak less, when you do use them.
I apply just like it says on the back of the bottle. Take a rag, pour some Rain-X onto the rag and apply on windows in a circular motion like wax. Once it forms a slight haze wipe off with another dry rag.
#3 of 223 Another opinion of RainX
Sep 02, 1999 (12:28 am)
I'm not a big fan of the RainX products, especially the invisible windshield wiper product. My reason, primarily, is because you have to keep applying it on a regular basis. If you don't, the windshield wipers eventually smear your windshield (which is next to impossible to clean off). For my money, nothing beats a good vinegar, water, lemon solution to clean the windshield combined with a good set of wipers. By the way, since I drive a sedan and don't have a wiper on the back window, I DO use the RainX on it. Rear vision in a rain storm is exemplary.
#4 of 223 How long to let RainX stay on?
Sep 08, 1999 (11:57 pm)
After you apply the RainX and let it come to a haze, how long do you wait to wipe it off? I find that when you let the haze sit for 5-10 minutes (longer than the directions, I know), the RainX works better and lasts longer. Just wondering.
Sep 09, 1999 (7:14 pm)
I don't know about lasting longer, but I have found that it's easier to wipe off if I let it sit overnight.
Sep 09, 1999 (10:14 pm)
I usually let it sit on the window's for about the same time, about 10 minutes. But only in the garage. In the sun you should wipe it off after only 5 minutes or so. It does last longer when you let it sit for 10-15 minutes, that's why I do it too.
#7 of 223 Rain-X & BMW
Sep 11, 1999 (1:37 am)
This morning I tried pulling up the Rain-X home page. Didn't have any luck, ended up with Quaker State Motor Oil. Anyway I did some net serfing and ended up with the BMW page, they (BMW) say stay away from Rain-X.
Don't get me wrong, I like Rain-X, the only thing I dont like is when you have to use the wipers you get a big smear on the windshield. This can be dangerous at night if your meeting a car head on.
I like Rain-X on my mirrors helps keep the rain off and you sure can see a lot better.
I would like to e-mail the people at Rain-X because I have some questions only they can answer, does anyone have their e-mail address?
Sep 11, 1999 (10:09 pm)
My wipers don't smear the windows with Rain-X applied to them. Are you sure you took all of the Rain-X off of the window??? Maybe you left Rain-X residue on the window.
#9 of 223 Smear?
Sep 14, 1999 (2:42 pm)
I've never had Rain-X smear. I put it on my truck after 120K miles for the first time, and became a true believer. My only complaint is that it doesn't last very long (approx 2 months).
How long are other people's lasting? Have you tried their Rain-X glass cleaner? It's suppose to make your Rain-X last longer.
Sep 15, 1999 (2:50 am)
The repelling power obviously goes away with age but my windows continue to repel some water even after 5 or 6 months.