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Rain-X

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by JWWPHOTO, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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    JWWPHOTO

    JWWPHOTO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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? :confused:

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

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


    Jeff (aka JWWPHOTO)
     
  2. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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    YotaCraZ

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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.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    tigerfan00

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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
     
  4. Jun 15, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    Janster

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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?
     
  5. Jun 15, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    TacoTurd

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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.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    adamceckhardt

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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.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    luk8272

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    I do the same as Yotacraz just apply wax to the windshield after washing.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    mowey01

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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. :)
     
  9. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    some of us DONT (gasp i know) wax our vehicles...so rain-x is an excellent thing to us
     
  10. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    lsocoee

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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.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    MikeS.

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    I've used rain-x for several years as an additive to the washer fluid. No problems.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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    nagelg

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    Mike, do you just add regular rain-x to your washer fluid?

    If so, how much?
     
  13. Jun 15, 2008 at 10:07 PM
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    nagelg

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    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.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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    MikeS.

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    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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