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rjro
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2011 9:14:32 AM

Does rainex work??
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Skyjunky
All-Star Author Portland

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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2015 3:32:06 AM

it can and does work if properly applied, but will wear off quickly
PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:54:58 PM

Works good for me.
lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 12:54:35 PM

I have found that the hand applied version works well if you apply 2 coats, polish off each time, then wash the car to remove the "oily" residue left behind. Spray on and washer fluid versions don't seem to work much for very long.
heyman_31036
Sophomore Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:53:19 AM

the1roadhog sums it up best.

I've known of folks to use car wax to get the same result (of course the wax is hand buffed off); I think the Rain X works for a longer period + less residue if directions followed.

Agree with rick_evans about the inside defogging not being useful.

Anybody ever find a cleaner or chemical that inhibits fogging & leaves no film?
97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:31:58 AM

The wiper fluid works good for me.
jay93LA
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:03:15 AM

on occasion
8_Ball2014
Champion Author North Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 1:26:01 AM

Leaves a film, won't be buying anymore.
bcressy
Sophomore Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 4:11:11 PM

Yes! I like it except I find it makes glare a little bit worse, even after "polishing" in on quite a lot.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 3:45:57 PM

I still use it, mainly during Spring/Summer/Fall.
PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 12:48:57 PM

It has always worked well for us.
JoeKing
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 3:25:47 AM

Waste of money.
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 12:44:04 AM

I last used it about 20yrs ago. it left a film on my windshield, so I stopped using it.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 10:27:41 PM

Works great
RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:32:14 AM

I hear it does, not tested it yet
lilwoof63
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 3:23:05 PM

Never used it.
Emerald1959
Veteran Author Nebraska

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 10:28:22 PM

rainex wipers work great
BaieCRD
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 6:15:33 PM

great product : beads the water and runs straight off the windshield
minookaband
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:04:38 PM

never tried it...
plans72
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:01:59 AM

? try it
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:03:01 AM

Works great
zippy3231
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:48:08 AM

This product is excuellent .It does not work well when it is a light mist.
pghbill
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:33:33 AM

if you follow the directions
ny10
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:11:05 AM

good stuff
dassfg
Champion Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 8:11:04 AM

Good stuff!
mjnj123
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 7:38:48 AM

works
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:45:21 PM

The outside stuff for shedding rain water yes. The inside defogging stuff, not so much.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:28:50 PM

Rainex added to wiper fluid works well also.
Houckster
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 12:02:23 PM

Rain-X does work but how well it works is a function of how well it is applied and the angle of the windshield. The greater the angle, the more the rain will shear off.

Rain-X will leave a film on the windshield after it is first buffed off but a moist rag will remove the film. This step is recommended by the company.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 11:04:37 AM

Yes, but it has a tendency to smear the windshield.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:41:49 AM

Yes, especially the "Weatherbeater" wipers.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 8:28:50 AM

I"ve never tried it but I plan on doing so.
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 8:00:01 AM

It's like an old girlfriend: Good for a time, then fades away to replacement status.
steffy628
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 7:31:07 AM

Yes
cv
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 7:16:42 AM

It works well for me.
Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:28:54 AM

been using it for years, good stuff
pghbill
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 12:42:30 AM

works great but a lot of work to apply right
Serenity 03
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 1:09:22 PM

I love it!! One of the best things you can get for your vehicle. Bad thing is once it starts wearing off it kinda sucks so I try to apply it every 4-6 wks except in the winter (I have no garage so its hard to do it) I have notice a fresh application right before winter does help from ice build up on windshield.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:15:35 AM

Yes. One time, the rain bounced off the windshield like oil in a hot skillet.
ldheinz
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 3:04:09 AM

Yes, it's amazing how you can drive in the rain without wipers when the Rainex is fresh.
Camry05
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 11:39:41 PM

yes
ballotmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:37:53 PM

yes
pghbill
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:53:25 AM

I drove from Pittsburgh to Orlando in the rain without putting my wipers on. Problem is once you use the wipers it wears off fast.
josephrowan
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 3:05:11 PM

RainEx is great but be ready to re-apply it on a regular basis. As time goes on, even if it is has not rained, the RainEx fluid will evaporate or get washed away.

As far as RainEx wipers, I had them on for a while a few years ago and was not impressed. Maybe they have gotten better but I ended up going back to standard generic wipers as the RainEx ones just did not do the job.

Again, this was a few years back, so things could have changed.
brgalathyme
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 9:26:46 PM

Yes it really works
cools1611
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 12:42:27 PM

I wanna try their wipers, I heard they are good.
DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 12:16:11 PM

yes rainex works well, get the rainex wipper blades as well, good combo.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2013 6:26:44 AM

it works well, you have to keep up with it, in terms of re-applying it. But it doesn't make your mpg's any better.
Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:13:35 PM

JACK4141 writes (about RainX): Don't like the way it puts film left on the windshield.
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If you use a slightly moist microfiber towel, you won't have that problem.
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 4:54:00 PM

Yes
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:00:51 PM

Yup it works great but it does not affect mileage. The newest Rainx you put in the windshield wash reservoir and so there is no pesky application. Major improvement.
dvc2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:51:53 PM

It sure does, been using it on all my vehicles for over 25 years.
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