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View Poll Results: What Rain X Product do you use?
Windshield solution (2 in 1) 8 50.00%
Wipe on Rain X 7 43.75%
Repel blades with Rain X 1 6.25%
None, regular windshied solution 0 0%
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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What do you use and why?


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Use the window cleaner and windshield wash additive.

I live in Florida, during the summer it rains every afternoon. Saves you a lot of wiper blAdes. It just makes it a hell of a lot easier to drive.

Apply to windshield And two front windows.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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The additive, not the rain x solution? So get the rain x and put it on windshield and front 2 windows and then get the additive and add it to my current blue solution?
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I LOVE Rain X and have used it for over ten years...

I use thesquirt on bottle type Rain X product.

I had tried to add in the Rain X windshield washer stuff, but it is not needed, and alone, is IMO, a total waste of time.

The primary issue with Rain X is new useage on older windows. When one first uses Rain X on older windows, (and some new ones) it will seem to 'fog up' as the wiper passes over the window when raining. This is very annoying, but is NOT a typical Rain X thing. The fogging is due to the Rain X not being really worked into the glass, it is 'floating' on the grease & dirt on the glass. (this is where some folks say screw this crap)
The solution is to use MORE Rain X.
Reapply squirting directly on glass several times and rub it in. Once the glass is really fully treated and the Rain X has bonded, the misting goes away totally.

I love Rain X and use it and recommend it to anyone who will listen.
For the 2012 (and maybe other years) do NOT use it inside, as the windshield has a coating in there, and the Rain X damages it by removing it (I think it is a UV coating? I used it inside and it was really hard to eliminate smearing, and I can tell I wore holes into the inside coatiing trying to make it invisible!!)

One great thing for side power windows is the Rain X really allows the windows to slide easy, so the power window motors never burn out. (unless you get some tree sap on the windows!! ) When the car gets older, I squirt Rain X right on the felt door wiper edge the glass slides down against. Then clean it off with a paper towel. That takes off a lot of dirt ground into the felt.
I also use the Rain X around the sunroof seal.
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I ll say one thing though, this stuff saved me on a very icy snowy day, it kept my windows safe from ice, while the car's around me had their wipers iced up with the sleet
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I use it on all exterior windows. Been using it for over 10 years now on all my and my families cars. I still haven't done my new car only because I'm busy as heck right now and it's been raining here.

If it gets hazy when you use the wiper that means you need to apply it again
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I was thinking of using more of the manual treatment instead of the solution (not additive) because the manual says it can harm the motor and resevoir....?
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Has anyone tried their newer X-Treme Clean Glass and Plastic Cleaner ? Amazon reviews seem to be decent enough, but like always I like to see what the folks on here think about it. My windows are pretty water spotted these days.
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I wouldnt use it on plastic. I dont know what anyone else thinks but sometimes those products can cause cracking among other things. I have seen it work pretty well on headlight restoration and windshield cleaning.
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I wouldnt use it on plastic. I dont know what anyone else thinks but sometimes those products can cause cracking among other things. I have seen it work pretty well on headlight restoration and windshield cleaning.
Cool. I'll have to see if anyone locally actually stocks it to give it a try. If not it's 11 bux on Amazon, and I have Prime.
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