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Old 05-23-2012, 12:55 PM
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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I've been an avid Rain X user for well over ten years with no ill effect. In fact, not only have I used it on my F250 King Ranch, two BMW M3s, Pantera GTS, and WK2 Summit, but I use it on my Polaris Ranger XP LE as well. I also use it on my shower glass door to help shed the water as well. I've never had any issues with my automatic windshield wipers. I've found that it does take the use of a clean microfiber cloth to apply and then a second clean and dry microfiber cloth to remove the haze and streaks. In fact, I put a fresh coat on both the front and rear windshields yesterday on the WK2 when I detailed it.

I've also used Bon Ami periodically to get a truly clean surface prior to cleaning and then finally applying the Rain X.

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Agreed, I've used it for many years on many different vehicles without a smearing/streaking problem......and trust me I'm picky....I use to work @ a detail shop in my younger years and windows were always the thing that customers noticed so they had to be perfect.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

Anyone have any tricks for getting spots off you can only see while the window is wet? I've tried soapy water and various other things, but when I wet the window, I see all kinds of spots and stuff. They sort of disappear when dry.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

If Bon Ami won't do it try the AutoGlym glass cleaner - have used it for years and it seems to work. Regarding Rain-X the posts here are correct about proper application. The removal of the haze is very important. I used a damp cloth after the application and it worked perfectly - micro fiber might even be better. You may feel like you are removing the product but you aren't. Follow the instructions. I can still see a little haze from the Aquapel on my MB windshield in sunlight after 6 months so think I prefer the Rain-X. Do the Bon Ami or AutoGlym type product first.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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I thought when you use RainX you don't use your wipers? Am I missing something?
My wipers never get turned on. Ever. I know that if it stops beading up around 35mph it needs another coat. Still have the factory fill of washer fluid and blades.




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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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I'm a rain x user and I read in the manual that rain x can cause the auto wipers to not work as well. Where do I not want to apply it so I can reap the benifits of both?
It doesn't it will "stop" the wipers. It means since the water beads off faster the auto wipers might not switch on when you're used to it turning on...

Put rain-x on everything that is glass and clear plastic.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

PPG aqualpel is the only way to go. RainX is crap, go with a professional product and not a cheap aftermarket substitute.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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PPG aqualpel is the only way to go. RainX is crap, go with a professional product and not a cheap aftermarket substitute.
Anyone can talk trash....explain why it's better.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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Anyone use Aquapel?
Yes. Works great.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

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Anyone can talk trash....explain why it's better.
It's called google, there are plenty of research and tests between the two. The main difference is no residue with aqualpel and it lasts for over a year using wipers. Go to any glass company and they only recommend aqualpel.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

I have Bosch icons and they suck as much as the OEMS. Still streaks like a bitch.
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

Regarding washer solvents:

Symptom/Vehicle Issue: Washer Light On And/or Washer Light Will Not Go Out After Adding Washer Solvent.

Discussion: Vehicles that use a continuity “prong” style washer level sensor are designed to work with most alcohol based washer solvents. We have received information that some rain repellant solvents may not register properly. The rain repellant washer solvents have been found to coat the sensor tips with a residue that will not allow an accurate reading. Some of the rain repellant washer solvents are orange in color, but may not necessarily be.

If the customer’s complaint matches the Symptom/Vehicle Issue above, verify the washer solvent condition and color. If the solvent appears contaminated or it’s condition is unknown, It may be necessary to drain the reservoir and also remove and clean the washer level sensor.

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(Note: RainX washer fluid is orange in color...)
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Re: Where NOT to apply rain x(windshield)

I found that the smearing comes from not wiping all the junk off when you apply it.

That is the reason I use ReJex. I apply it to the entire vehicle excluding the rubber parts. RejeX
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