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Old 11-22-2002, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....im starting to regret applying RAIN X...

and Rain X anti fog.

My windows are all smudgy, and did EXACTLY as the bottle said. GRRRRRRRRRRR.

Anyways, other than whinning about it, does anyone know how to correct this?

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Best advise I can offer you, is to take a cloth, and rub it in over and over. When you apply the chemical, you are supposed to rub it in very very well, or it will smear.
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Best advise I can offer you, is to take a cloth, and rub it in over and over. When you apply the chemical, you are supposed to rub it in very very well, or it will smear.
Ill do it again but I rubbed it in well and then went over rubbing it a few times....

You have had good results with this product???
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Go to your local auto glass dealer and ask for PPG Aquapel. It costs about $8 US per application, but lasts 6 months per application. Do an internet search on it. You can't buy it at retail, but my glass guy sells it to me. I don't use my wipers above 40mph.
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Go to your local auto glass dealer and ask for PPG Aquapel. It costs about $8 US per application, but lasts 6 months per application. Do an internet search on it. You can't buy it at retail, but my glass guy sells it to me. I don't use my wipers above 40mph.

Ok so this product im using is either a thumbs up or thumbs down ....what do most think of it?

After I applied it yesterday...my girlfriends son did his car and was fine, then did her Extera and it was a mess...

Plus I applied it on a damp day, would that be another reason?
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Rain-X was the innovator. They have now been left in the dust. It needs to be applied with alot of elbow grease on a warm dry day to work best. If you want a product that works better and is easier to apply than Rain X, and can't get the PPG Aquapel, try "No Touch Rain Shield". You apply it to a WET windshield, then use the wipers to spread it. It lasts longer than Rain-X by a few days, and it works better. It stinks.....turn off your climate control for a couple minutes during application!

Before applying the PPG Aquapel, you need to completely clean the WS with glass polish......another reason the Rain-X may have boogered on you is if your windshield has micro-pits......just a thought.
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i successfully applied rain-x to all four of my cars in the past. but i had a saturn that had a lot of sand damage (tiny pitting) and it smears on rainy days. the windshield doesn't wipe cleanly. but at least i can see when it'* pouring.
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I love RainX. It has done wonders for me. I always put it on after I wash my car, when it'* completely dry on the windshield. I put two coats, and I make sure it'* rubbed in very well.
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What is this silly rain you speak of? :P
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Rain? RAIN??? Those are tears of joy, cuz I don't live in CA any more!

(ok, Hector, you asked for that one. Take it like a man!)
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