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Feb 07, 2007 (8:50 pm)
does Rain X build up a film over time?
#173 of 223 Re: Rain X [wt4000]
Feb 08, 2007 (1:02 am)
No, it does not build up a film.
Apr 11, 2007 (5:24 pm)
I have used it for many years. The glass has to be very clean before putting it on. I avoid putting it on if I can't get it off before any condensation starts forming. I use a damp cloth to remove it, usually after 15-30 mins. I only wipe once to remove. Any residual haze goes away with the next rain, when I hit the wiper a few times at low speeds. Besides not needing wipers and having great visibility through the entire windshield, the best benefit is when I come out to the car and find a layer of thick frost on it. I just take the rubber squeegee side of my ice scraper and clean the glass in one stroke in either direction. I clean my car in 30 seconds. I do the side windows and the side view mirrors for the easy frost removal too. No pressing required. Other benefits are that bugs don't stick on as bad. Glaze from an ice storm? Take an 1/8 inch thick ice layer off all windows in a tenth of the time it takes without RainX, with less risk of stabbing the rubber molding. It only lasts a month in frost season. In summer it lasts 1-2 months, depending how often I wash the car.
#175 of 223 Re: RainX [dave8697]
Apr 11, 2007 (7:01 pm)
In my experience if you don't re-apply it 1x a month your windows become even worse in the rain. Especially in NYC where your car is constantly pelted with dust, dirt, and other misc contaminants it seems to get dirty much faster. That's why I stopped using it about 5 years ago due to the extra work to maintain it.
#176 of 223 Re: RainX [paisan]
Apr 13, 2007 (6:59 pm)
The amount of rain an area gets is a big factor. I get a half mile from my house and then I'm on a 65 mph road so the rainx has enough wind to work. It doesn't work below 35 mph unless it's put on more often. I sometimes get 3 months out of an application in the summer when we get rain mostly at night.
#177 of 223 Re: Comment & Question [rs_petty]
Sep 10, 2007 (12:00 pm)
I had terrible water/mineral stains on my shower stall glass. Bon Ami worked like a charm. I then followed up with a wash with Windex, and then used Rain-X...no more hard water/mineral spots in the shower.
I then figured that if this works for a shower, it should work for a car as well. Used the same approach on all my exterior car windows and it has worked like a champ.