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I use orange RainX washer fluid with no problems 41 50.62%
I applied regular RainX to the side and back windows with no problems 38 46.91%
The orange washer fluid sucks ass and created issues 1 1.23%
The regular rainX F'd up my side and back windows 3 3.70%
I use something better 8 9.88%
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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Question Rain X

Hopefully I put this thread in the right place. History: I've used RainX washer fluid (orange stuff) in my previous vehicles with AWESOME results in my opinion. I talked the old man into switching to it a while back and he swears it causes small "pits" in the windshield. Not so sure about that, there is a lot of sand on the roads here. Anyway, before I make the switch in my brand new taco I want your opinions on the following poll questions:
  1. I use orange RainX washer fluid with no problems
  2. I applied regular RainX to the side and back windows with no problems
  3. The orange washer fluid sucks ass and created issues
  4. The regular rainX F'd up my side and back windows
  5. I use something better
Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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I hear ya on the pits. Just had my windshield replaced 2 summers ago and there are tiny pits all over it.
I just wax my windshield with carnuba paste.Seems to work for me pretty good.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:07 AM   #3
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mine has pits......just used regular washer fluid. I think its unrelated.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
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I use the orange Rain-X. I like it. Does only seem to be totally effective at speeds 45+
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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I just wax all of my windows when i'm waxing the truck, the wax pretty much does the same thing rain-x does.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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So wax on the windows has no negative effects like streaking when using wipers, etc? Might have to try that.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:09 AM   #7
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I have pits on my windshield also.

My husband put RainX on my windshield once about a year ago and the stuff is far gone by now.

I don't think the pits have anything to do with the RainX or anything to do with the washer fluid.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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So wax on the windows has no negative effects like streaking when using wipers, etc? Might have to try that.
nope.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #9
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I think they're unrelated as well. I've used normal RainX on all my vehicles for years, as well as my Taco since it was new. Haven't noticed anything, no pits, nor effects on the rear/side windows. Also use the wiper fluid - I swear by this stuff!
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:50 AM   #10
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I use normal rain-x on both the car and the truck and I really like it. In the winter i find ice/frost doesnt stick (as bad) to the windshield either. No pits or anything here
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:52 AM   #11
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I have use regular rain x since I got the truck. I havn't noticed anything with the windshield or any other window.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #12
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Used the orange since i bought the truck. Haven't noticed any pits on my window either
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #13
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I fill my washer fluid with the rain-x orange. It does work as advertised. My only complaint is that it seems to leave a dirty film on the blades that builds up and eventually leaves a mark on a dry windshield just as the wiper stops and retreats.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #14
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I've used rainx on my vehicles with great results. That said, on the Taco I've switched over to Invisible Glass with the rain repellent. It seems to work just as well and is absolutely amazing as a glass cleaner.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #15
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Rain-X. Love it. I don't use anything else.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #16
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I use rainx on everthing I drive.
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put rain x original on the outside and rain x anti fog on the inside
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Sand and rocks cause pits.

I use rain x regular a year and add rain x additive to my washer fluid to maintain it. Works well!
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #20
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