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Does anyone use or have experience with a glass rain repellent ?

I was thinking it might be most beneficial for the front side windows and mirrors, to improve visibility during a heavy rainfall.
 

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RainX is wonderful stuff.

Water beads up and streams back - wipers are rarely necessary except for very light mist or heavy, heavy rain.
 

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I haven't used this on the E yet. But Aquapel Glass Treatment is also good stuff, expensive but supposed to last a long time, Rain-x doesn't last all that long.

But I applied it to the volvo and it's doing a great job.
 

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Rain repellent

I do like many of the products and advice on the Autogeeks.net web site and they sell Glass Science Rain Clear.

Does anyone have any experience with this product, or just stick with Rain X ??
 

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I think it would be great on the side windows and mirrors. As noted earlier it does do a good job on the windshield too, but for me, when I did have to use the wipers, it always seemed like the visibility was worse with the rainx. Maybe I didn't apply it correctly, but, for lack of a better word, the windshield always seemed smeary with the wipers on with rainx.
 

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I think it would be great on the side windows and mirrors. As noted earlier it does do a good job on the windshield too, but for me, when I did have to use the wipers, it always seemed like the visibility was worse with the rainx. Maybe I didn't apply it correctly, but, for lack of a better word, the windshield always seemed smeary with the wipers on with rainx.
I haven't tried it on the E but on the Civic, I did not have this problem. Rain-x is pretty much a wax that works on glass. You apply it, let it set and then remove the excess. If you don't remove the excess properly, it looks all smeary. Just follow the directions on the back and you should be fine.
 

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I do like many of the products and advice on the Autogeeks.net web site and they sell Glass Science Rain Clear.

Does anyone have any experience with this product, or just stick with Rain X ??
I might be wrong here, but I think this product is the 'new' Rain-X.
My understanding was Glass Science actually invented Rain-X then later sold the technology to another company. So I would guess this might be a better product, but like yourself I've never tried it.

I'd post a question up on Autogeek.net and see what people/staff have to say about it.
 

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I have used Rain-X for years. We love it. It works best at Highway speeds.

Makes the use of wipers unnecessary. The Fog-X is junk. As for the use of Glass Science Rain Clear, I have not tried it. ( The old, If it AIN'T Broke , thing.

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the name fog x is totally accurate! it fogs your windows up nicely.
 

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Rain-x works well on the windows. Recommended highly.
On the E, there is not a lot of wind blowing on the front window. On other vehicles with a more ****** angle it works even better. Able to see out without needing wipers.
On side windows it lets rain fall off. Also, ice and snow barely stick - easier to clean.
On the mirrors it lets water bead up finely. Mixed feeling about having it on them.
Have heard warnings to not use on headlights because of the plastic. I have in the past, and not noticed any issues. But I had nothing to compare to.

For the first use (and if its been a while)... Clean the window well. Windex, alcohol, dish soap, alcohol, windex. You want it to get into the glass. Go buy new wipers (regular $4 ones work fine) and you will be all set.
 

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Home-grown Rain-X?
When I was in England years ago, got a ride from a local driving a pretty old Morris. Started to rain, and he pulls over, says "sorry, windscreen wipers don't work - hand me that potato from the glovebox". Which I did (from a small stack of them). He proceeded to cut the spud in half, and rub the cut ends all over the windshield. Then got in and drove off again. Darn if the rain didn't bead up and just slide right of the windshield. :grin:
 

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What is Glycerin ?\\


In The old days, We would stop at the local Drug store and obtain a bottle of Glycerin to rub on our Motor Cycle windshields. They have no wipers, you may well know. It worked much like the Rain-X you can get in the auto parts store today.

So what is it?

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I have used rainx in the past with good results. I just picked up the Rain X wipers (Latitude) they were 2 for 1 after rebate at Pep Boys and the rebate flyer has a coupon for Aquapel Glass Glass service for $9.99. The sale end January 3rd.
 

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I use Rain-X, too, and it works like a charm. I put it on all the glass a year and a half ago and have redone the windshield a couple times, almost makes it ok not to have the variable intermittent wiper speed
 

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I used RainX on the Civic for many years and it worked great. Only time i thought it made things worse was when it was misting, since the RainX made it look fogged.

I have RainX wiper fluid in the E and it works pretty well too. The bit of alcohol in it works well in summer (bugs) and winter (ice).

Fog-X (I have "Rain-X Anti-Fog," which is prolly the same thing) seemed like it was better than nothing.
 

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I do like many of the products and advice on the Autogeeks.net web site and they sell Glass Science Rain Clear.

Does anyone have any experience with this product, or just stick with Rain X ??
I've been using Glass Science Rain Clear on my E' and it works pretty damn good.I actually like this product.:)Their Glass Scrub works really well too.I like to use that before applying Rain Clear.

I might be wrong here, but I think this product is the 'new' Rain-X.
My understanding was Glass Science actually invented Rain-X then later sold the technology to another company. So I would guess this might be a better product, but like yourself I've never tried it.

I'd post a question up on Autogeek.net and see what people/staff have to say about it.
^Yep.:grin:

http://www.autogeek.net/windshield-glass-repellant-gel.html


I'm not certain,but I think I purchased Rain Clear at Walmart.:?
 
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