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Old 06-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Rain-X

I have heard the Rain-x was not good for washer pumps and hoses to spray nozzles at windshield.

I purchased the Rain-X additive designed for the washer pump fluid yesterday. What do you guys think?

Have you heard anything of this nature. I think the rain-x on the windshield directly works great!

Just thought is was a little more conveinent if it were in the fluid resevior (I know my spelling stinks)


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Old 06-15-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the Rain-X windshield fluid additive but I have used Rain-X in the past. As for the latter, I've always thought of it more or less as a glazing process...adding a layer of protectant over the windshield. Not sure how a spray-on protectant would work, especially since it would not typically cover the entire windshield.

I stopped using Rain-X after I discovered that waxing my windows at the same time I do the rest of the truck works just as well.
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ive never had a problem...i buy the rain-x washer fluid and use that regularly...no ill effects so far
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I think the rain-x on the windshield directly works great!

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The windshield treatment does work great... however, it makes it very difficult to have your windshield repaired. Not exactly sure why - but when we needed to get one of our windshield repaired from a rock chip, the repair guy frowned upon the rain-x usage and couldn't guarentee his repair would last due to the rain-x.

I've used the Rain-X washer fluid without any problems. Never heard of the 'additive' - Do you mix it with standard el-cheap washer fluid?
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Even the El Cheapo washer fluids can have additives. I bought a bottle of Peak washer fluid at Wally World yesterday. Label says it has an additive to help shed rain. It was greener than the regular Peak fluid. Both were $1.50/gal.
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If you want a truly wonderful experience, use the cheap washer fluid and buy a set of PIAA silicone wipers. Best wipers ever.
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I have used the Rain-x stuff for years in all of my vehicles with no problems.
I really like the one with deicer for in the winter months. It makes it easy for the ice to come off of the windshield.
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some of us DONT (gasp i know) wax our vehicles...so rain-x is an excellent thing to us
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Even the El Cheapo washer fluids can have additives. I bought a bottle of Peak washer fluid at Wally World yesterday. Label says it has an additive to help shed rain. It was greener than the regular Peak fluid. Both were $1.50/gal.
why do they sell and ship 1 gal jugs of water? Isn't gas expensive enough without shipping water? I'd rather buy a small bottle of concentrate and dilute with water.
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I've used rain-x for several years as an additive to the washer fluid. No problems.
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Mike, do you just add regular rain-x to your washer fluid?

If so, how much?
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why do they sell and ship 1 gal jugs of water? Isn't gas expensive enough without shipping water? I'd rather buy a small bottle of concentrate and dilute with water.
I bet if you added a little alcohol and blue dye to a gallon of water you'd have the ingredients of most washer fluids.
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Mike, do you just add regular rain-x to your washer fluid?
If so, how much?
It says how much on the bottle, I think it is 4oz to a gallon. You can also but pre-mixed Rain-X washer fluid.
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